On this page of your site (www.ecohome.net/guides/2266/dense-packed-cellulose-insulation-wall-systems/) you show an exterior wall with 10" plate & sill and two rows of 2x4 studs. This looks fantastic, but the idea of vapour-permeable membranes on both sides makes me nervous in combination with cellulose. In Ottawa, temp can drop to -25 in winter and reach +30 or more with high humidity in summer. Lots of heat, lots of air conditioning. Are you absolutely sure that no vapour barrier is okay? How do I convince the building inspectors?
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
What is the best way to insulate a home from the outside?
Posted by Anonymous Dec. 12, 2017, 11:58 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 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 5 Responses
How can I get rid of moisture between the vapour barrier and the insulation in a basement?
Posted by David Mitchell Aug. 14, 2018, 6:32 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses
Basement reno - How do I effectively insulate my basement?
Posted by Steve Janovsky Feb. 13, 2019, 10:25 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 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
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
How to prevent walls from rotting in humid climates
Posted by Rose Alderson Nov. 5, 2018, 4:34 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses
How do I create a complete air barrier using a vapour retarding primer?
Posted by Mihai Wilson May 3, 2018, 10:15 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 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 5 Responses
for retrofits, should you install insulation on the inside or outside?
Posted by Neil Richardson Jan. 29, 2019, 4:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 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
Is it possible to reconcile installing a wood stove in a airtight, super-insulated house?
Posted by rick seward Dec. 23, 2018, 2:49 p.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 1 Responses
Post-flood basement renovation: interior finishing
Posted by Wren Toombs June 18, 2018, 10:52 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses
Replacement windows in a double wall envelope house
Posted by Anonymous Anonymous June 25, 2018, 10:25 p.m. Windows and doors 3 Responses
Why do you say building on a slab is more ecological than starting with a basement?
Posted by Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 11:45 a.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses