28 May '13, 5am

Rigid Foam on Outside & Green Fiber on Inside #green

I am planning to put 2 inches of recycled/savaged XPS rigid foam on the outside of the sheathing on my house and possibly - Green Fiber blow in - insulation inside between the bays. Code says R value must be at least 19 in NY. The rigid foam would add up to about 10 and I would like to exceed code but don't want to cause any condensation problems. Would this plan be advisable?

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