Exterior Insulation for Adobe Masonry Walls
Does anybody have experience with exterior insulation of adobe masonry walls? I know that materials such as spray foams are used. But I’m considering the possibility of applying 2-4″ of mineral wool insulation board to the exterior, lathing over it with vertical 1x4s to create a rain screen effect and then applying a 3-coat stucco over that. I can’t see any downsides, except that I haven’t heard it done before. (I know it’s done over wood framed walls.)
What are people doing these days to increase the energy efficiency of adobe masonry walls in new construction? Do any of you fellow readers have any favorite websites on the subject of adobe masonry homes?
And yes, I Googled every combination of search terms I can think of. All I find is the same material I was reading in the 1980s and early 90s. It’s still good material, but doesn’t answer a lot of the questions we face these days.
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