Insulating Simpson StrongWall Panels
We received our Structural drawings from the P.E. a couple of days ago. The drawings include the addition of Simpson StrongWall (SW) panels to 3 walls. There will be a total of 5 panels, 3.5″ thick spread across the 3 walls. The wall are framed with 5.5″ studs. So, there will be a 1.5 inches cavity in the wall (R10 XPS on the exterior). Panel Schedule Attached. 8 feet in total of width spread across the 3 walls. that is reducing my r-value.
I am looking into ways to keep the R-values up for those walls. I am thinking that using spray foam might provide the highest r-value per inch. Or can I not worry about those sections of the walls where the panels are (I think I know that answers I’ll get for this one)?
Anyone have experience with these SW panels?
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