We live in an old 2x4 wall home that I’m told by the previous owners originally had no insulation, then it had cellulose added decades ago, but the cellulose has settled and there are big gaps at the top. We have decided to strip the walls inside and out, keep the structure but add insulation to the inside but also the outside so we don’t lose too much space inside. Do you have suggestions about how to go about this? I’ve read some of your pages about moisture in walls so I am fairly aware of the issues but still not confident in what is the best approach, any advice?
I want to insulate the outside of my house and I'd like to know which type of insulation you think is best.
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My door lock keeps freezing to the point I can’t open it, any idea why this would happen?
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Does insulating a slab on grade make the building less stable?
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How do I create a complete air barrier using a vapour retarding primer?
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Is it normal that condensation forms on the windows of my new home?
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What is the best type of radiant floor heating for a garage?
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I have the Lunos HRV e2 system in my tiny home and I need help.
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What materials should I use for a small plumbing job?
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When I use my stove hood I get smoke odours in my home, is that due to negative pressure and how do I fix it?
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