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Rainscreen Gap

Badgerfan | Posted in Energy Efficiency and Durability on

Do Rainscreen gaps help any more or less with a house thats being heated by an outdoor wood burner only – in Wisconsin? Regardless of siding type.

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    Badger fan,

    A rain screen is a component that is independent of your HVAC. It’s primary purpose is to provide a capillary break between the outside world, and the air/water barrier. So in that sense, it would perform just as well with your outside wood burning stove (I grew up with one), as it would with any heat pump.

  2. Badgerfan | | #2

    Thanks Kyle, just wanted to double check. Wasnt sure if an outdoor wood burner did something different with moisture content or anything on the walls.

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