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BA-1404: Initial and Long Term Movement of Cladding Installed Over Exterior Rigid Insulation

By Peter Baker    Created: 2014/07/15

Changes in the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) from 2009 to 2012 have resulted in an increase in minimum insulation levels required for residential building. Not only are the levels increased, but the use of exterior rigid insulation has become part of the prescriptive code requirements. With more jurisdictions adopting the 2012 IECC builders are going to find themselves required to incorporate exterior insulation in the construction of their exterior wall assemblies.

 

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