Exterior Insulation: A More Layered Understanding


What This Presentation Covers:

Most designers understand that wall systems using exterior insulation can provide high levels of thermal performance. Less commonly discussed are the other performance benefits of this approach--including benefits for moisture durability, which is of critical importance. This presentation will discuss various aspects of exterior-insulated wall assemblies, including how the addition of exterior insulation impacts water, air, vapor, and thermal control for the building enclosure.

 You'll Learn About:

  • Methods for attaching cladding through exterior insulation in terms of relative thermal effectiveness.
  • The impact of exterior insulation on water control.
  • Exterior insulation and air leakage.
  • Dewpoint and the role of exterior insulation in managing vapor and condensation risk.


  • Format: 1 hour recording + quiz. Downloadable slides are included.

Continuing Education Credits: 

This presentation is delivered by Lorne Ricketts