Wall assembly with wood heat
I am currently building a 1440 sq ft house in Northwestern Wisconsin 6a and was curious about the most cost-effective and efficient wall assembly that I as the owner/builder can construct. When finished, I plan on having pine board and batten, horizontal 1×4 acting as the rainscreen, GreenGuard Classic, OSB, 2×6 wall, Rockwool insulation with a smart vapor retarder or kraft-faced fiberglass insulation, and finally, drywall. So far, I only have the walls framed, sheeted, and housewrapped. I understand this assembly has an r value below current recommendations, but it is what I can afford and still passes the local code. I plan on heating with wood and running a window AC unit for a few weeks in the summer. My question is, how would you go about creating the interior air barrier? vapor barrier? Taping and sealing the smart barrier? Doing that and also sealing the drywall? Is the Rockwool worth it? What would be the best bang for the buck moving forward?
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