Carpenter ants and foam insulation
I am preparing to put siding on my tiny house on wheels.
Exterior wall assembly is:
Hydrogap rainscreen house wrap
1″ R-max rigid foam-sealed seams
1/2″ densglass-sealed seams
2×4 steel framing
R-15 Batt insulation
Question: I had not planned to seal the bottom edges of the foam/dens glass outer materials in order to let any moisture drain out. Now, I’m worried about Carpenter Ants having easy access to the foam board for nesting purposes.
Does anyone know of a product that will seal the raw edges of foam board?
I have spoken with R-max tech department and was told to deal with potential issue by using appropriate insecticides. Any input, readers?
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