Insulation on exterior brick walls


Old 05-06-09, 07:48 AM
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Join Date: May 2009
Location: New York
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Insulation on exterior brick walls

Hello All,

I have recently purchased a solid brick home built in 1950 in the Southerntier of New York. I have demolished all the exterior walls to find that the walls are only 2x2 studs with a foil insulation...not too efficient. My question is this, would it be wise to frame out the exterior walls to 2x4 and use regular fibergalsss insulation to get a much better R-value or use the studs that are currently there and use a foam insulation board? I am leaning towards 2x4 but then my windows and door will need to be trimmed out. Any suggestions? Thanks
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Old 05-12-09, 04:25 PM
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: WA
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Read this on insulation, for your location and brick:

BSD-012: Moisture Control for New Residential Buildings —

Be safe, G

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