Okay, many of you have been following this blog because of the information on SIPs. Not much has been talked about concerning the issues you stick builders face. Well this post is for you.
Many stick builders are facing, or soon will be facing, issues that have to do with how to comply with some of the newly adopted continuous insulation (ci) requirements of the updated energy codes. Depending on which climate zone you are dealing with, the thickness of the exterior wall you are building and which energy code you have to comply with, the amount of continuous insulation will vary. One thing does seem certain; the codes are mandating that you do something.