1920 brick rowhome — bathroom gut rehab help.
EDIT from original post:
Hello again from Philadelphia, PA. We’ve gutted to the brick wall on four sides of the only full bathroom in the house. (On the first floor no less!) This was an add on to the original structure with brick on 3.5 walls. Two of them are party walls attaching to neighbor’s structures. The exposed wall has one jalousie window which I am replacing with a new Marvin Infinity fiberglass double hung window.
In my original June post, I was asking about studs and insulation. I am adding photos here and forgot to mention that the exterior brick wall with the window has been stuccoed over — outside. In fact, the entire back of the rowhouse has been stuccoed. Would this extra layer have an effect on the permeability/contracting of the brick?
Should I still insulate the party walls and NOT the windowed/exterior wall? It seems counter-intuitive and I’m having a difficult time convincing my contractor this is the way to do it! I DO trust your judgement!
Thank you so much for your time and input! I love this site!
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