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12:34PM | 10/04/02
Member Since: 10/03/02
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I am a student at BYU. For a heat transfer class we were asked to come up with ideas on how to reduce heat loss in a brick home. I suggested that the brick be covered with a foam, sheet type insulation and then covered with hardwood siding. It effectively reduced the heat loss, but my teacher said that the solution was infeasible. He thought that there is no way to attach insulation to the brick and then siding to the insulation. I have seen it done on one of the many home improvement TV shows, but I need more proof. Could someone please back me up? Thank you. How would that be done?


02:27PM | 10/05/02
I have done this on several projects. The only difference is that furring strips must be fastened to the brick to attach the siding to first. Foam insulation can then be installed between the strips. A layer of insulation board can also be used over the furring strips. Then the siding can be screwed to the furring strips through the foam.

I used a layer of 2" urethane foam over furring strips on a two-story house for a friend of mine.


PS If your teacher has any doubts about my qualifications tell him to go to my website at

[This message has been edited by GlennG (edited October 08, 2002).]

doug seibert

07:09PM | 10/06/02
Member Since: 08/10/02
842 lifetime posts
BYU........That's FURRING strips.......

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