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Title: Monitoring of Double-Stud Wall Moisture Conditions in the Northeast

Double-stud walls insulated with cellulose or low-density spray foam can have R-values of 40 or higher. However, double-stud walls have a higher risk of interior-sourced condensation moisture damage when compared with high-R approaches using exterior insulating sheathing. Moisture conditions in double-stud walls were monitored in Zone 5A (Massachusetts); three double-stud assemblies were compared.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Building Science Corporation, Westford, MA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1220430
Report Number(s):
DOE/GO--102015-4589
7033
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Building Science Corporation, Westford, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Building Technologies Office (EE-5B)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
residential; Residential Buildings; BSC; Building Science Corporation; Building America; durability; moisture; moisture monitoring; double stud; high-R value; high-R walls; mold; cellulose; spray foam; open cell spray foam