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How much rainscreen insulation can be put into a brick veneer wall?

jyount10 | Posted in Energy Efficiency and Durability on

I am working on some wall sections and details for a commercial/institutional project with masonry walls where we are considering thick walls and deep inset windows to create some shading. Is anyone familiar with any sort of masonry anchors that would allow us to use 6″ or more XPS rainscreen insulation in the cavity? Thanks!

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  1. Expert Member
    MALCOLM TAYLOR | | #1

    Joseph,
    Can you clarify why you are calling the foam "rain screen insulation"? Are you using it in a particular way?

  2. GBA Editor
    Martin Holladay | | #2

    Joseph,
    I would contact Rodenhouse if I were you. This video shows one of their fastening and brick tie systems. I'm not sure of the maximum thickness of rigid foam that this system can accommodate, but it might be what you are looking for.

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