Our client has requested to change the exterior wall cladding from from smooth panel cement board to acrylic stucco mainly for aesthetic reasons (eliminates corner trims, battens, etc.). Woodpeckers are a real concern in the area and when they knock on stucco with foam behind it sounds hollow so they keep digging.
First up, the proposed wall assembly: (BC Interior Climate Zone 6)
Membain vapour retarder
2x6" Studs @ 24" of
R22 Fiberglass Batt Insulation
3/8" OSB Sheathing
2 Layers of 1" Type 2 EPS with staggered joints and taped seams on outside layer
In Green building techniques | Asked By Brett Sichello | Sep 20 14