Retiring and will be building a down sized home for wife and I
My question is about construction of the exterior wall. I plan on 2x4 wall on 2' centers, with exterior strapping of horizontal 2x4s on 2'centers. The spaces between the strapping will be filled with cut to fit 1.5" sheet foam, sealed and taped. Then 2 layers of taped and sealed sheet foam, folled with vertical 1x4s attached through foam to strapping (for rain screen), finished with horizontal siding. I haven't built houses since undergraduate school (many years ago), but have been following more current discussion about energy efficiency/green construction. Do any of you with the experience and expertise see a problem with my plan? The home will be in Montana, dry, cold and hot.
Posted Apr 13, 2012 4:09 PM ET
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