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1318 Adding New Siding can Trap Moisture - Insulation Energy Efficiency - The Basics
 
1318 Adding New Siding can Trap Moisture - Insulation Energy Efficiency - The Basics -

Image Text: Adding new siding (especially a face-sealed system such as stucco) over existing siding reduces the wall's ability to breathe and can lead to moisture being trapped in the wall (rot, mold, mildew, discoloration etc.) > old siding (asphalt shingles) > foundation > stucco added later > moisture > moisture > trapped in wall > floor framing > insulation and air/vapor barrier not shown

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INSULATION

The Basics, Air/Vapor Barriers (Vapor Retarders), Venting Roofs, Venting Living Spaces, Attics, Flat and Cathedral Roofs, Walls Above Grade, Basements and Crawlspaces, Floors over Unheated Areas, Ventilation Systems

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