Podcast Episode 74 — The Risks of Insulating Old Brick Homes
Crown molding, eye safety, clapboard siding, and "the nerdery never stops"!
This episodes cuts right to a slew of listener questions, with answers by Fine Homebuilding editor Justin Fink, associate editor Matthew Millham, and editorial director Rob Yagid in this episode.
Thomas, a fan of the show, asks about the perfect wall assembly for the brick walls in his 1840s farmhouse. The guys talk about how that multi-width brick walls in cold climates are super-risky. If things go wrong, “your house will fall apart,” warns Justin. Here are a couple photos he sent in:
Finally, a listener named Chris writes about the best way to restore and re-install old clapboard siding. Check out a slew of photos from Chris by clicking the gallery button below.
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- Martin Holladay on Insulating Old Brick Buildings.
- Building Science Corporation.
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- October’s Remodeling and Deck Show in Nashville.
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Here is the gallery of photos from Chris showing the old clapboard under the vinyl siding on his house: