Attic insulation / Discussions

How do you insulate a cathedral ceiling?

...insulation. My walls are double 2x4 stud walls 12 inches deep and will have 2-3 inches of closed cell spray foam insulation to create a air and vapour barrier f...

Posted by Raoul Lions Oct. 19, 2019, 8:07 a.m. Roof assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Why is there frost on the underside of my roof overhang?

...attic area of the house is spray foamed so that the "rim joist" of the roof is spray foamed as well as the under deck of the roof area. I do however have led wa...

Posted by George Paul March 23, 2020, 12:10 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

What type of insulation should I use ?

...insulation We often recommend blown in cellulose insulation for attics , or blown fiberglass, but for a home as old as yours you will need to be careful about...

Posted by Dawn Wood Feb. 5, 2021, 12:02 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Halo Exterra rigid exterior insulation - has anyone work with it?

...insulation added to existing. Any sugestions????? Cheers thanks for your time. Also I have read all of you posts on wall insulation very informative. Hi G...

Posted by George Shannon Jan. 21, 2020, 3:39 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 3 Responses

Can you use blown cellulose overtop of fiberglass insulation?

...insulation between the joists, Im wondering if I can increase the insulation or if that is of no use since the stairwell is open. Blowing cellulose overtop of f...

Posted by E McKinney Feb. 3, 2021, 1 p.m. Architecture and plan design 2 Responses

How to insulate an apartment you don't own?

...insulation against it, but maybe you can hang something over it to make it a bit more appealing.

Posted by Teresa Cunningham Oct. 21, 2019, 3 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

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

...insulation or fiberglass insulation over your head during a rain storm and see if you stay dry (spoiler alert you will get wet). Then, hold a batt of of insulat...

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

How you vent a metal roof?

...insulation is on the outside? The reason I ask is because the way I read it is that you are planning to have only 3 inches of EPS (R12) as your roof insulation ...

Posted by Kim jarrett July 12, 2019, 12:15 p.m. Roof coverings 3 Responses

Can I add Larsen Trusses and cellulose to 1920s House in Minneapolis?

...insulation panels on the exterior insulation of the slab. Metal is a conductor, so keep that in mind. Not sure what you mean by ‘leave a gap’, any gaps in insul...

Posted by Ken Traefald Feb. 17, 2020, 2:30 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

Is There a Difference Between an Air Barrier and vapor barrier?

...insulation does it have, about how much, and is it vented - meaning is there space between the insulation and the underside of the roof deck? And a picture of t...

Posted by Sherri Mccormick Aug. 17, 2018, 3:24 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 3 Responses