Monitoring of Double-Stud Wall Moisture Conditions in the Northeast

K. Ueno, Stacey Rothgeb (NREL Technical Monitor)

Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


Double-stud walls insulated with cellulose or low-density spray foam can have R-values of 40 or higher. However, double stud walls have a higher risk of interior-sourced condensation moisture damage, when compared with high-R approaches using exterior insulating sheathing. Moisture conditions in double stud walls were monitored in Zone 5A (Massachusetts); three double stud assemblies werecompared.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages69
StatePublished - 2015

Bibliographical note

Work performed by Building Science Corporation, Somerville, Massachusetts

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/SR-5500-63393

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102015-4589


  • BSC
  • Building America
  • Building Science Corporation (BSC)
  • cellulose
  • double stud
  • durability
  • high-R value
  • high-R walls
  • moisture
  • moisture monitoring
  • mold
  • open cell spray foam
  • residential
  • residential buildings
  • spray foam


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