30 Oct '12, 12am

bathroom remodeling & insulation #green

2 questions on insulating exterior wall of tub/shower area. i am in northern pennsylvania. currenlty the wall has hardboard siding and sheathing that is not vapor resistant, the rest is stripped down to the studs. i plan on adding fiberglass then 6mil poly, then cement board, and tile. is this method appropriate for the area i live in. second, there is a small area on this wall that was patched to shorten a window. this area is 2x2 ft the sheathing is a foil backed foam board. vapor resistant. is it acceptable to add fiberglass and poly before the cement board and tile for this area? the layers from out to in are hardboard siding, sheathing, studs and fiberglass, poly 6mil, cement board and tile. (only difference is in the patch area) Or does anybody have a better recommendation.

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