Exterior wall help on new home construction
This is my first post, but I've been reading and gathering all the information I need to make and informed decision on how I would like my walls to be constructed. We will be building in Central Iowa (Des Moines area) and I am trying to have the house to follow the IECC 2012 standards at minimum (based on budget and needs). We live in Zone 5 and I am ultimately trying to achieve an R30 Whole wall.
Here is the wall from built outside in Please let me what your thoughts/concerns. I am open to any suggestion.
1. Wood fiber reinforced cement lapped siding
2. Exterior latex paint
3. 1/2” thick preservative treated vertical plywood strapping screwed into studs with taped seams using 3M All Weather Flashing Tape (8067)
4. 2” EPS rigid foam, staggered and taped seams with housewrap tape
5. Tyvek Homewrap
6. 1/2" thick plywood wall sheathing
7. 2x6 studs at 24” O.C.
8. 5.5” dense packed cellulose
9. 5/8” thick Air sealed drywall (Airtight Drywall Approach)
Also, if you have any products that you would suggest, I would love to hear those.
Thanks everyone for getting me this far, let's go the distance:)
Posted Wed, 03/06/2013 - 10:35
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