In this video, Matt Risinger talks about a crazy cool wall assembly that features continuous exterior insulation with Rockwool COMFORTBOARD. At the home featured in the video the builder is using three inch mineral wool insulation to cover the entire exterior. While this may seem excessive to some, Matt likens this kind of exterior insulation to covering a home in a warm coat. For all of Matt’s thoughts on the subject, watch the full video above.
Matt Risinger is a builder in Austin, TX whose goal is to educate people on the principles of Building Science in a practical way. Matt builds homes that are dramatically more energy efficient, durable, healthy, and comfortable than most new homes in America. He has a BS in Industrial Management and has worked in construction across the United States. Since 2005 Matt has owned and operated his own company “Risinger & Co.”, which has grown to 27 people. He loves quality craftsmanship and is proud to show off his crew’s efforts on his YouTube channel.
Thanks for sharing your terrific insight and awesome videos Matt.
Mineral wool batts are denser than other types of insulation, making them better at soundproofing interior walls, floors and ceilings. Install batts between rooms or in the joist spaces between floors to reduce sound transmission. For more information on mineral wool insulation, click here.