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Strategy for attaching rigid foam on exterior of brick facade

user-883383 | Posted in Energy Efficiency and Durability on

I am looking for the best way to attach either rigid foam or Roxul Comfortboard to the exterior of a brick facade as part of a deep energy retrofit. The first level has brick facade and second level, vinyl siding. Anyone have experience with this?


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    Martin Holladay | | #1

    EIFS contractors use adhesive, as far as I know. You might want to contact an EIFS contractor.

    For Roxul mineral wool, I think you would need to use masonry fasteners (either Tapcons or Hilti IDP fasteners). These fasteners require you to drill holes in the mortar or the bricks, so you'll need a masonry bit and a hammer drill.

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