My house is a seasonal structure in Vermont . The exterior verticle sheathing boards are the finished interior walls. The clapboard siding and wood trim and windows will be removed and replaced. Clients would like to add a little insulation but thickness is limited. Considering adding 1 ½" thick insulated Zipwall system which would also be added to roof before new slate is installed. Although the R value is minimal, the building will benifit greatly from an air seal. I am concerned about the dew point and looking for advice on vapor barrier material and location.
- Walls and Roofs
- Wall assemblies - renovation
- Exterior insulation
- Cottage insulation
- Winterizing a cottage
- Cottage renovation
- Insulating a cottage
I want to insulate the outside of my house, which type of insulation do you think is best?
Posted by Joe F Nov. 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses
How do you remove moisture and condensation from basement walls?
Posted by Aaron Keating July 27, 2019, 4:51 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses
What do I in my basement where new insulation meets old?
Posted by Steve J July 20, 2019, 10:01 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses
What is the best way to insulate a home from the outside?
Posted by Sylvie Gagnon Dec. 12, 2017, 11:58 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses
Is There a Difference Between an Air Barrier and vapor barrier?
Posted by Sherri Mccormick Aug. 17, 2018, 3:24 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 3 Responses
Do I need to insulate under the footings of a frost protected shallow foundation?
Posted by Jon Piana April 15, 2019, 8:45 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses
How do you apply vapor barrier and insulation to a CMU house?
Posted by Scott Brekke Nov. 22, 2019, 9:37 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses
Can you Insulate a Cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?
Posted by Victor B June 19, 2019, 11:41 p.m. Basements improvements 5 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
Is the ZIP sheathing system good or bad for water control?
Posted by Trevor Prinz Nov. 26, 2019, 4:03 p.m. Walls and Roofs 4 Responses
Do frost lines where studs are on a wall show a failure of spray foam insulation?
Posted by Gerald Crozier July 22, 2019, 10:24 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses
What should I look for if I want to buy a slab on grade house?
Posted by terry northcott March 25, 2019, 11:02 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses
How do you do a Vapour Barrier in a Dense Pack Cellulose Wall?
Posted by Ian MacKay July 26, 2018, 2:48 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses
My basement is smelly and humid, what can I do about that?
Posted by Jeff O. Feb. 8, 2017, 10:22 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses
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
How do you attach exterior siding without affecting the air barrier on a passive house?
Posted by Scott Bowker July 16, 2018, 11:07 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 3 Responses
What insulation should I put on basement block walls that is resistant to mold?
Posted by Ken Gee July 31, 2019, 3:25 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses
How do you insulated a crawlspace with dirt floor?
Posted by sal Bellicoso Oct. 30, 2019, 4:56 p.m. Crawl spaces 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