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Old 06-09-2014, 11:14 PM   #1
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Best way to overclad exterior wall with fiberboard sheathing with insulation foam?


I have an exterior wall with stucco that's in rough shape that I would like to overclad with 4 few inches of rigid foam insulation and a new layer of stucco or an EIFS-like polymeric equivalent. However I just found out today that the underlying wall sheathing is not plywood or OSB but rather fiberboard, and it doesn't take screws (on the plus side, the termites seem to hate it).

It seems like the only way to properly adhere the foam in this circumstance would be to screw it through the existing stucco and into the studs, but is it really possible to hit such small and invisible targets through four inches of foam and a thick coating of stucco? How likely is is that I would be able to hire anyone who could accomplish this? Is there another way this could work?

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With the proper experience the studs can be found.

And a stucco company has that.

Since you are in northern NEW MEXICO, I suspect that there are a few firms there that does this.


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You are going to build a wall out 4"...?

That is going out a good ways. Make sure all the flashing and wall intersections are detailed out correctly.
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4"!
That's going to make it a nightmare to trim out the windows and doors without removing and reinstalling them.
The foam gets attached to the studs not the fiberboard.
Just look for the roofing nails in the sheathing to find the studs.
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Thanks everyone. The windows and doors are going to be replaced at the same time, and the wall is not a complicated shape.
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