Louisiana perfect wall system cost? Roxul exterior paneling questions.
I am in the planning stages of building a 500 sq foot home in Southern Louisiana. We have a limited budget so we are only hiring a few of our carpenter friends to do the basic construction work.
Because of the budget we are looking to price everything we can out well in advance. I was intrigued by Matt Risinger’s perfect wall farmhouse video since it eliminates the need for drywall and keeps heat from flowing through the studs (we are more concerned with heat getting in than out most of the year). Plus it looks very nice and makes renovations easier. We can run most services under the house. We wont have a gas line, plumbing is all in a 10 sq ft area and we wont have overhead lighting so exposed studs wont be a challenge for us.
Roxul exterior insulation seems like a great product for the south due to the insect resistance, vapor permeability, mold and water resistance etc. I can’t find an insulation company who installs this locally. How complicated and expensive is this to install with a few handymen friends? Because of its vapor permeability can it be installed “sandwich” style with cavity insulation (unlike other exterior foam board). Is it possible for this to replace cavity insulation? Anyones experience with this product would be very helpful!
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