How to Insulate an Adobe House?
Q: We live in an adobe house and, contrary to popular belief, it is not particularly energy efficient. The “R value” is about 5 or 6. Short of wrapping the exterior of the house in insulation and re-stuccoing the whole exterior, is there anything we can do to improve efficiency? Is there insulating paint or anything?
– Posted by Jenny
We’re fascinated by adobe … and even more fascinated to learn it has such a low R value. We did a little research and, indeed, most experts recommend adding insulation to the outside of the home and re-stuccoing. We’ve heard of insulating paint, but know very little about it.
Anyone out there have thoughts on Jenny’s dilemma?
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