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Old 05-26-2012, 08:10 AM   #1
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Too many studs around windows


Hello everyone,

We are currently building our home in Chicago. Recently we decided to change the size of our window opening and the framers simply added more 2x6 to decrease the size of openings. As such, I see as many as 4 or 5 of these around window to fill the gap (about 10"). Obviously this will affect insulation as we can't put foam or fiberglass batt.

What's the best way to handle this? Remove those studs? Or is loss in R value not that significant?

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2x6 makes good insulation.

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Thanks for the reply I didn't realize that they were good insulators They certainly look sturdy
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a 2x6 has an R value of 6.88

http://www.coloradoenergy.org/procor...f/r-values.htm
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Which is not that great at all! Remove the excess and insulate properly.

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Seen that link around here somewhere.....

The R-19 compresses to R-17 (inherent with convective loops - more R-value loss), add the whole wall framing thermal loss at 28%..... hope you are installing rigid foam on the exterior and ADA the drywall on the interior.

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