Combining batts, loose-fill fiberglass can create moisture issues
3. Conventional brick homes don't have wall cavities, so there's no place to add insulation. The only way to improve the thermal performance is to add a layer of rigid foam to the face of the walls.
4. Brick has a lot of thermal mass, so it takes time for heat to penetrate it and warm it up. Therefore, it takes more time for a brick house to respond to temperature changes. When you get home from work and turn on the heat, it's going to take a lot longer for a brick house to "feel" warm than for a conventional wood house.
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