Best approach to deep energy retrofit the stud bays in a brick home?
I have a three-story brick home in climate zone 5 with interior plaster walls on both wood and metal lathe-at least 2 inch thick in many areas based on prior renovation of a bedroom. Home was built in 1920 without stud bay insulation.
I am considering retrofitting the stud bays with dense packed cellulose. Is there a general preference to do this project from the exterior by drilling through the brick and plywood sheathing or is it better to do internally by drilling through the plaster and lathe? What are the pros and cons of the two approaches ? Internally would seem to require the services of the cellulose installer, drywall crew, and painters while externally would require a brick mason crew and cellulose installer. Is it typical for an insulation company to offer total job service from either the interior or exterior or does one always have to piece meal the job?
Posted Sun, 02/23/2014 - 14:59
Edited Mon, 02/24/2014 - 06:47
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