Question: I see houses with the exterior walls built with 2” x 6” instead of 2” x 4” walls. Which do you prefer?
Answer: I like the 2” x 6” better and the house I built for myself I had 2” x 6” walls. This makes a stronger house and you can insulate it better. With the price of lumber today and the quality of the new insulations I’m not sure it is worth the added investment. I would save this money and apply it towards the best heating and cooling options, most efficient hot water system, quality insulation and energy efficient appliances.