27 Nov '13, 11am

Building Science: The History of Peeling Paint, Insulation, and Vapor Barriers

Building Science: The History of Peeling Paint, Insulation, and Vapor Barriers

Back in the 1930s, a rash of paint-peeling showed up across North America. One thing that most of these homes had in common was insulation in the walls. Painters put two and two together and decided that the problem was the insulation. According to building scientist Bill Rose, the painters surmised that the problem was happening because insulation “draws water,” and some refused to paint insulated houses. Now, I know what you're thinking. Those painters didn't want to paint insulated buildings because building science hadn't been invented yet, and they thought the insulators were jumping the gun. Or was it that painters thought that stuffing the cavities with insulation was silly when all they needed was some good insulating paint ? Then again, maybe I'm just jumping to conclusions here, as, it turns out, the proponents of insulated buildings did in their response to the ...

Full article: http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/blogs/dept/building-s...

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