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For home renovation, is it better to install insulation on the inside or outside?

...board (maybe 1" or more thick). I want to take the walls down to the studs and insulate. There is family debate about taking the brick off the outside. If we ke...

Posted by Neil Richardson Jan. 29, 2019, 4:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Should I replace my skylights with solar tubes?

...board that solar tubes are the better choice energy wise -if I were starting a new build, that's what I would choose. But do you think that I should close in my...

Posted by Elizabeth Brown Nov. 30, 2018, 9:32 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Where should I put a vapour retarder?

...board and batten. I have read that the optimum scenario is to have one-third of the insulation inside the vapour retarder and two-thirds outside. Would it make ...

Posted by Jeffrey Connell March 14, 2020, 4:25 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 4 Responses

Can you use Foam boards on basement walls to stop condensation?

...board sliding them in behind the studs and directly to the concrete wall will this stop the condensation or will it just build up on the inside of the foam boar...

Posted by Chad Johnson Dec. 21, 2019, 7:59 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

What is the best way to insulate my basement?

...Board Insulation over the bare concrete and leave the framed walls insulated as the are? 2. Install Foam Boards over the concrete and replace the foam in betw...

Posted by Chris Rogers Oct. 27, 2019, 11:23 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

How do I best insulate my century home from the inside?

...board over the studs to provide a thermal barrier + Intello (or other) air/vapour barrier to allow breathing/drying + drywall (taped and painted). What insulati...

Posted by Merner Row Design May 12, 2021, 12:22 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 0 Responses

Should I put insulation on the exterior of a brick house?

...board. I'm considering adding 1" of rigid EPS or GPS insulation under the cladding. I'm trying to decide if this is a good idea and if the pros outweighs the ...

Posted by Andrew T Oct. 3, 2021, 7:03 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is causing my foundation wall to sweat?

...board against the foundation wall. I wish I could show a picture of what it looks like on here. Any recomendations would be appreciated. What you are describing...

Posted by Jason Duncan Oct. 1, 2021, 8:27 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

How do insulate the outside of a log home?

...boards with vertical strapping (not horizontal) to allow for air flow. If you plan to go with board and batten cladding you would need horizontal strapping, but...

Posted by Michael Hickey Aug. 2, 2018, 6:03 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Combo structural sheathing, WRB and thin insulation panel in Ontario?

...board and batten exterior. My research into potential sheathing has turned up a couple innovative products that combine a 1"- 1 1/4" structural panel, with an...

Posted by Steve Bull Jan. 14, 2020, 6:06 p.m. Walls and Roofs 3 Responses

What is the best way to insulate the basement of an old house?

...board then 2 x 4 studs with rockwool bats. I've also seen the part about possible breaking floor for a complete reno. I'm just wondering if the poly is against ...

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Jan. 14, 2020, 7:59 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What is the best way to install basement insulation with existing framing?

...board against the block and have to reframe the walls. Thank you in advance for your help. Is the block discoloration coming through the Drylok? The Drylok shou...

Posted by Nick Trotta Sept. 20, 2021, 8:29 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 7 Responses

Where do I start to build a small, affordable, low-maintenance house?

...board to help. I know this is alot of information, I just want to paint a picture. Anyways I am not a builder and much of the information I read can be a litt...

Posted by Ocean-Lynn Georgelin Oct. 22, 2019, 11:40 p.m. Concept and design 2 Responses

Is there any risk to a concrete foundation from adding interior insulation?

...board directly against the concrete and then a framed stud wall with mineral wool batts and drywall with latex paint. I'd like to do something simple (EPS + ply...

Posted by Drew Tozer Jan. 5, 2021, 12:57 p.m. Basements improvements 9 Responses

How do I insulate my half below grade basement?

...board because the basement is half above grade. I have seen in the CMHC book a scenario where a vapour barrier starts on the concrete, just above grade height...

Posted by tom mckeand Oct. 14, 2019, 11:01 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

how do I get a free quote for the EcoHabitat S 1600 for Ontario?

in southern ontario If you go onto pages of any individual models of prefab kit houses for sale and in your case the S1600 , you will see a tab to request a qu...

Posted by sheila miller July 10, 2020, 10:12 a.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

What is the best way to frame window openings when adding exterior insulation?

...board insulation. Our exterior air barrier membrane comes up into the rough opening, we then put Rockwool insulation between the frame and rough opening and fin...

Posted by Anwas Qwelten May 30, 2019, 8:16 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

How to reduce the rain noise from a metal roof?

...board below the tin wouldn’t do much for sound, and nothing at all to insulate against heat loss. And from a quality of life perspective, I've lived with meta...

Posted by Igal H Nov. 24, 2020, 4:57 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses