European Windows and Exterior Insulation in renovation of 2×4 exterior wall construction
I am working on a renovation project in the Sacramento, Area and would be grateful for some guidance. This 1978 modern home was constructed with 2×4’s and the T-111 siding works as both the sheathing and the siding. The house is perpetually cold in the fall and winter and was curious about the best way to tackle the issue. I thought about adding a layer a continuous insulation and then new siding on top of that. But there are no eaves on several wall sections – see attached. How would I go about this?
Also – looking into upgrading my windows to European tilt/turns. In my climate zone 3, is triple pane overkill, especially with the exterior wall 2×4 construction (low r value)? I’ve attached the window profile that was quoted to me – will this profile work with 2×4 framed walls?
-Eric | Granite Bay, CA
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