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BA-1314: Cladding Attachment Over Thick Exterior Insulating Sheathing

By Peter Baker and Robert Lepage    Created: 2013/11/22

The addition of insulation to the exterior of buildings is an effective means of increasing the thermal resistance of both wood framed walls as well as mass masonry wall assemblies. For thick layers of
exterior insulation (levels > 1.5 in.), the use of wood furring strips attached through the insulation back
to the structure has been used by many contractors and designers as a means to provide a convenient cladding attachment location.

 

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