AECB Website and Point Thermal Bridges
Some interesting thoughts about thermal bridges in this document…..
“Point thermal bridges -…..the nails, screws and other fixings in timber-frame construction.”
My Question is Concerning Outsulation Strategies…..
What is the thermal effect of the 100’s of large “nails,screws and other fixings” that penetrate the outsulation and terminate in the studs and plates( which are also thermal bridges)?
In other words…a thermal bridge connected to a thermal bridge.
Is it significant?
Are there any guidelines or field studies that estimate the degrading of the outsulation?
The Europeans seem to believe it is a concern…
Robert Riversong has also brought up the subject.