4 season / Discussions

What is the best way to do a cottage reno adding an insulation blanket?

...season cottage to 4 season. The current wall is drywall with poly vapour barrier, 2x4" framing with fiberglass. The sheathing was 7/16 asphalt sheathing with an...

Posted by Barton Rowe Feb. 28, 2021, 1:27 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 2 Responses

How do you insulate a crawlspace with dirt floor?

...season, we would love to insulate and try to make it a 4 season cottage. We are not sure if I should insulate the ceiling of the crawl space or to simply try to...

Posted by sal Bellicoso Oct. 30, 2019, 4:56 p.m. Crawl spaces 2 Responses

Does slab on grade need to have in floor heating?

...4 season house/camp that we will live in for a few years while we build our house next door. Own two properties next to each other. Will slab on grade be a prob...

Posted by Lauren Panzani Nov. 13, 2020, 11:06 a.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 1 Responses

How do you Insulate a 3 season cottage?

...4 season cottage. We have capacity for a gas furnace. A contractor said we did not need to insulate the basement??? I am a first-time visitor. I do not kn...

Posted by Terry Skindilias April 23, 2019, 9:27 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 4 Responses

Should you insulate an A-frame cottage with cathedral ceiling from the exterior or interior?

...season cottage into a 4 season permanent home is always a bit tricky , in the case of an A frame that will be open on both sides it is obviously a bit easier be...

Posted by J Genereaux Oct. 26, 2020, 10:38 a.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Which is the best exterior insulation board to make a cottage 3 season?

...4's. we wish to live there through the summer from May 1st to October 8th ish. We have to install heat and insulation for the times when we return in winter, fo...

Posted by Sharon Challingsworth April 23, 2021, 7:16 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Have you heard of Gigacrete and is it any good?

...season. How does it handle moisture? What about thermal bridging from the steel ? It seems decent for a desert climate like Vegas, but not sure how it would f...

Posted by Sasha P Aug. 29, 2019, 4:21 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 3 Responses

Can you Insulate a cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?

...season and want to allow wall to dry in the summer . I am also a bit confused about smart retarder and how they would work for basements. Basements and base...

Posted by Victor B June 19, 2019, 11:41 p.m. Basements improvements 6 Responses

Will evacuated thermal solar tubes work for a greenhouse in winter?

...4 season greenhouse? I ask because if so, you may want a better insulated and more reliable system. We recently built a demonstration house that is on a slab on...

Posted by Solus Lee Una Feb. 22, 2021, 6:09 p.m. Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums 1 Responses

Which insulation should I use under my cottage?

...4 season Where are you located Denis? What you are talking about doing here with an exterior waterproof membrane on the outside of the plywood is going to be a ...

Posted by denis maurier May 3, 2021, 11:14 a.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses

Is it OK to put 1 inch of EPS under vinyl siding with no wall insulation?

We have a cabin in the Bershires of Massachusetts ceilings and floor have been insulated, dense pack celluose in ceilings 4 in Amivic graphite EPS under floors...

Posted by Roger Smith Nov. 12, 2019, 6:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses

I want to insulate the outside of my house, which type of insulation do you think is best?

...4 frame and no insulation. At all. The exterior cedar siding keeps it nice and dry, but with winter at -30C / -22F, we want to make it a 4 season getaway. We ...

Posted by J. Ferguson Nov. 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 12 Responses

How do you insulate a cottage crawlspace and install radiant floor heat?

...4-season home is not an easy feat, particularly in less-than-balmy Alberta, but it of course can be done. And retrofitting an existing building is usually prefe...

Posted by Todd hall June 28, 2020, 8:36 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses