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Old 05-16-2009, 03:39 PM  
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Default Insulation Over Stucco ???

Hi, I am new to the forums and am looking for some help...
We looked at a fairly new stucco home today and were wondering, if we felt that added insulation were necessary, could it be added to the outside of the house over the stucco and then re-stuccoed, or covered with a hardi-plank for instance OR is there a better solution?
Thanks in advance for your input, Magnolia



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Old 05-18-2009, 07:58 AM  
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Magnolia44, If you do find it possible to insulate and re-stucco, Make sure the R value of the insulation will be high enough to warrant the cost of the work. I would think that in Denver, you would want at least an R-25 rating for your walls, to have an efficient living space, you would also want the ceiling or roof to have R-30 or greater. Check with manufacturers for specifications for your area. The next issue that would need to be addressed is the support of the additional wall, and would it be protected by the existing eaves of the house?
You would have a very interesting house, with nice thick walls, reminiscent of castle walls, an could have the windows mounted to the outside, so that you had fantastic window seats for whatever in every room!!!

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