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Adding foam to the outside of my existing home

I would like to add rigid foam to the outside of my stuco home and then re stuco the added foam. What problems will I face?

Asked by Bruce Erickson
Posted Sun, 02/02/2014 - 07:34
Edited Sun, 02/02/2014 - 16:41

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Bruce,
I have no idea if you will face any problems. Here are links to two articles on these issues:

How to Install Rigid Foam Sheathing

To Install Stucco Right, Include an Air Gap

Rather than installing conventional stucco, you may want to install EIFS (rigid foam plus synthetic stucco). You can enter "EIFS" into the GBA search box to learn more about EIFS.

If, after reading these articles, you still have questions, you can post them here.

Answered by Martin Holladay, GBA Advisor
Posted Sun, 02/02/2014 - 16:48

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