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What is the best wall for a house by the sea in New Brunswick?

...best products, the order of application/installation, etc.) to get the most efficient and durable air/water/vapor barrier. We would like to get expert advice,...

Posted by Nathalie Lacaille Jan. 6, 2021, 9:36 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 0 Responses

What is the best wall design for cold climates?

...wall design for a demo house we built in 2015 – LEED Platinum Wall Design Building Science Video This is not the only way or even the best way to build a wa...

Posted by Jeremy Hull Jan. 20, 2021, 10:21 a.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a 2x8 wall?

...best way to insulate a wall you need to assemble it in a way that not only meets building code, but that is the right way to build in your specific climate zone...

Posted by Michael Sweglar July 8, 2020, 10:43 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 3 Responses

What is the best wall & insulation combination for Colorado?

...wall would be a proper air barrier and avoiding thermal bridging in the wall assembly. Those links will give you a good starting point, and to really get your h...

Posted by Jacob Johannessen July 2, 2020, 11:13 a.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses

What is the best exterior Wall and Roof Rigid Insulation for a barn renovation?

...wall with a uniform thickness might not be quicker, stronger and cost effective overall - see this article about how to insulate external walls of an existing h...

Posted by Ron Busch June 27, 2020, 3:50 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How can I insulate an interior back wall that is NOW an exterior back wall?

...wall to the building is letting in cold air. I need to insulate the building. When renovating exterior walls you need to observe the normal practices for wall a...

Posted by Sabrina Ross Sept. 21, 2020, 10:55 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the perfect wall assembly?

I plan to build in the spring of 2021 and the intention is to super insulate my solar passive house. Your video on ''build the perfect wall - top tips'' is ver...

Posted by Paul Drouin Sept. 17, 2020, 6:29 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

What kind of insulation do you recommend to put on my exterior sheet rock wall?

...Walls need to be able to dry, so anytime you are adding to a wall its best to make sure that you only use products that are vapor permeable. Here is our page on...

Posted by Uwe Thomas May 22, 2020, 10 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

What insulation should I put on basement block walls that is resistant to mold?

...wall. Moisture issue in spring ( and I suspect fall). We get a lot of people asking about the best way to insulate a cinder block (CMU) foundation wall, I would...

Posted by Ken Gee July 31, 2019, 3:25 p.m. Basements improvements 4 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a Multi-material wall?

...walls+concrete blocks+bricks, all part of the same wall assembly? As the bricks that sit atop the concrete walls are uneven (along the grout and brick face), ...

Posted by Steve J Sept. 29, 2020, 10:15 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses

What ext. wall assembly is recommend for a timber frame house (heavy timber)?

...wall assemblies, but if fire prevention is your concern, I would be looking at things like Metal or stone siding, anything non-combustible. As for insulation, I...

Posted by Heath Jarrett March 10, 2020, 11:38 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

What is the best material to use for wall and roof insulation?

...best home insulation , you’ll find a list of the pros and cons of different types of insulation here on this page – What is the best insulation for a home? ...

Posted by Babak K July 12, 2020, 8:43 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

What are the best Wall and Roof insulation choices and rain screen?

...Walls will be insulated with sprayfoam vs rockwool (hard to get contractor out of convenient and familiar choice) and on exterior will be covered in WRB by Adhe...

Posted by Valeriy Kraydman March 15, 2021, 3:32 p.m. Exterior cladding 0 Responses

What is the best way to do wall construction using Charred Cedar Siding?

I had a small project building a garage with charred cedar siding and it is for experimenting of using charred cedar. I'm interested to know the wall construct...

Posted by Dobie Cheung June 6, 2020, 10:44 p.m. Exterior cladding 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate rim joists with EPS and batts?

...wall is approx 7 feet high, cripple wall height is approx 12 inch, then floor/rim joists. FYI: cripple wall has no lateral support (only backed with drywall...!...

Posted by Steve J July 18, 2019, 3:53 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Do you have on a category on insulating vans?

...wall and an interior wall of cloth, wood or best material. Congratulations, Bravo and Thank You! I want to insulate my first retirement home-a high top cargo va...

Posted by chantal fortier April 14, 2019, 2:08 p.m. Tiny house 1 Responses

Does using T & G wood plank instead of drywall affect where we put the vapor & air barrier?

...walls instead of drywall (new build with plywood exterior sheathing and Tyvek - which will eventually have cedar shingles). What's the best thing to use for air...

Posted by Sue Colbourne Nov. 9, 2019, 6:16 p.m. Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces 3 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a 1930s brick house from the outside?

Hello I have a semi detached house in Toronto Canada. The house built in the 1930's is double brick wall. The house is original and has little to no insula...

Posted by Stephane Marcotte Sept. 2, 2021, 2:42 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 0 Responses