Originally Posted by AtlanticWBConst.
Actually, this was a common practice back in the days of paneling being popular. My basement was done with just studs and paneling (no insulation). They would even spray paint the studs balck at the paneling seams to visually hide any gaps between the paneling seams.
Tho: there were alot of homes where the paneling was installed over S/R too.
Wow, thats aweful - studs and paneling huh.
Yeah, I'm not opposed to the paneling, I just wish they had gone over S/R as you say. Seems to me it would just be better regardless. I mean, Insulation is obviously the more important aspect here, but I just can't imagine that there would NOT be less drafts had the wall been drywalled first. Maybe it is not the case, but It just doesn't seem right to me that an outside wall could be very well insulated from the cold w./ just insualtion and paneling....