Air and Vapour Barrier for Double Stud Wall in Cold, Dry Climate
Greetings from your neighbors to the north!
We’re looking at building a 10 or 12″ thick, double stud wall with either blown-in cellulose or batt insulation. We are in a dry, cold climate (Regina, Saskatchewan) From reading Riversong’s various blogs and techniques, I’ve noticed he typically uses the air-tight drywall approach and a paint as his vapor barrier with no poly in the system.
I do realize that this debate has went on here for quite some time, however, I still have questions. Since we’re not doing the work ourselves, we do not feel as though the air-tight drywall approach will be possible in our situation because of unfamiliarity and the inability to continually inspect progress.
I am looking for the most suitable double stud wall assembly which starts on the inside with drywall and finishes off with hardi-board siding.
Thank you for your input.