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BV017231

12:44PM | 08/24/18
I have enclosed our covered cove back entry with a double French door with about a foot of 2x4 "wall" on either side and 18" above the door. It is built on our wood deck that has ample air flow underneath (boards have gaps). The entire "ceiling" is eaves so there is airflow through there as well.

This area never receives direct sunlight so there is no indirect heating (or direct). I am installing some vertical cedar lap siding to match the rest of the house. Can I avoid insulation, wraps and barriers to encourage air flow through the wall too? I am concerned I am missing something with this line of thinking.

We needed this "room" for our 4 Yorkies in the winter (to pee on pads) as they are not happy with our Northern winters. We have a little dog door installed so they can go out when we aren't home too. We have Bobcats in the area so we need this!

Thank you for any advice!

BV017241

12:59PM | 08/25/18
On the side of caution I’d treat it like a regular exterior wall fully dressed. Who knows if one decides to heat the room in the future...


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