Monday, August 30, 2010

And now to the stuffing...

The exterior has been fully wrapped- with standard black building paper for the stucco areas and the orange vaproshield for the areas to receive the rainscreen facade. With everything now waterproofed, Abe started to insulate the exterior walls- He's using Knauff Eco Batts, a formaldehyde free fiberglass insulation product, made from recycled glass and with formaldehyde free resins. The product is as good as fiberglass insulation can get- It's not quite as good as Ultratouch, the recycled cotton insulation though, but this super-green product is also 3 times the price of fiberglass insulation and therefore way out of our reach.
Parallel to that, the stucco sub is installing channel and control screeds on the exterior and we hopefully will have the building lathed by the end of next week.

1 comment:

  1. stumbled across your fascinating creation on a sunday drive this weekend, while looking at open houses; i have read through your blog, truly enjoyed your commentary. it was not too hard to find your information on the web, played with a some of the information listed on the board outside of the house. i longingly wish for more types of this housing were available; i cannot believe what most housing construction results in throughout the mt washington area, for much of our beautiful city. i intend of following along with your narrative in the future, and watching this transformation of a remarkable house! marc