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?
for home renovation, is it better to install insulation on the inside or outside?
Posted by Neil Richardson Jan. 29, 2019, 4:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses
Can you also use a vapour retarder paint on the ceiling instead of using a poly vapour barrier?
Posted by Anwas Qwelten June 8, 2019, 3:56 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 2 Responses
I want to insulate the outside of my house and I'd like to know which type of insulation you think is best.
Posted by Anonymous Nov. 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses
Can I put a breathable peel and stick weather (air) barrier on the inside walls and ceiling.
Posted by Anomika Singhn Oct. 1, 2018, 9:56 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 1 Responses
What type of Insulation can I use on the exterior of my home?
Posted by Scott Muller April 18, 2019, 2:19 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 6 Responses
How to seal windows from exterior for water and air seal but not vapour seal?
Posted by Piyush Prince Nov. 7, 2018, 12:10 a.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses
Insulating walkout basement made of CMU Wall with a rockwool.
Posted by Victor B June 19, 2019, 11:41 p.m. Basements improvements 5 Responses
How can I get rid of moisture between the vapor barrier and the insulation in a basement?
Posted by David Mitchell Aug. 14, 2018, 6:32 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses
Is a vapor barrier necessary under a concrete slab with foam insulation and if so, where does the plastic vapor barrier go??
Posted by Les Poldark Aug. 17, 2019, 12:19 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 3 Responses
Do you have a diagram showing effect of winds on the pressure inside the house? If wind is blowing from the south, is a vacumn created inside the south or north wall of the house?
Posted by Bryan Bargen June 8, 2018, 5:20 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 1 Responses
What is the best to insulate metal structures for all seasons?
Posted by Morgan Aldridge Jan. 19, 2019, 1:53 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses
I have many issues with my house where should I start?
Posted by Bryan Squirrell Sept. 29, 2019, 3:08 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses
How to remove moisture/condensation from basement walls
Posted by Aaron Keating July 27, 2019, 4:51 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses
Current info and references for Legalett Air Heated Shallow Foundation system
Posted by Steve Sykes Aug. 18, 2019, 3:21 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses
Basement reno - How do I effectively insulate my basement?
Posted by Steve J Feb. 13, 2019, 10:25 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses