Can you put foil covered foam panels inside a framed wall?

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Can you put foil covered foam panels inside a framed wall?

William Mc Feb. 22, 2021Last updated: March 3, 2021

just wondering if placing 4" steel covered styrofoam on the inside of a framed wall would be a practical application? I'm open to using any type of insulation in the wall cavity.

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William Mc March 3, 2021, 2:16 p.m.

Thanks for your reply, it is not foil but heavy galv metal as it is walls from a reclaimed wall in cooler, it is open cell. No A/C and I'm in Muskoka,Ontario. Was thinking I would tape the joints as well.

Billy

Emmanuel Cosgrove
Emmanuel Cosgrove March 3, 2021, 4:16 p.m.

Alright, not what I thought, but without AC there is no great risk I can think of with that. Galvanized steel will for sure be a vapor barrier, and if its taped you've got a pretty reliable air barrier as well it seems!