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

...Board siding. Do you know how far out you can go and still be within the setbacks?

Posted by Stephane Marcotte Sept. 2, 2021, 2:42 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Can I purchase XPS made with HFOs?

...board you purchase will still have an impact several hundred times worse than EPS. And the moment that the switch is made, manfucturers will contact us with the...

Posted by Kate Noblio Dec. 14, 2019, 12:35 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 3 Responses

How thick should EPS foam insulation on basement walls be?

...board insulation I would be doing more if you could. 2 or more inches would be better at preventing moisture movement, it will also save additional heat. Just f...

Posted by Derrick R March 17, 2021, 9:13 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 3 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

What is the best insulation Under 2" Cement flat Roof in NYC?

...board insulation for a flat roof, and there are several to choose from. Probably one of the more common types of insulation used for flat roofs is rigid polyiso...

Posted by Rafael Mor March 29, 2019, 5:19 a.m. Roof assemblies - new construction 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

What type of Insulation can I use on the exterior of my home?

...Board method, what do you suggest for fastening the board? Fasten it in conjunction with the strapping or fasten the board first then the strapping after? If yo...

Posted by Scott Muller April 18, 2019, 2:19 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 6 Responses

What kind of non-toxic exterior sheathing can be used in place of plywood?

Standard exterior plywood sheathing (on top of ext stud wall, underneath finish ext siding) has formaldyde, glues all of which are toxic. What can I use that w...

Posted by pier charter June 4, 2020, 1:12 p.m. Wood and organic materials 1 Responses

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

Hi I'm wanting to add insulation to the exterior of my home as I am planning to replace siding was considering rockwool comfortboard but this Halo product was ...

Posted by George Shannon Jan. 21, 2020, 3:39 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 9 Responses

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

...board and batten, or horizontal like clapboard siding – sometimes the strapping (or furring strips) are poorly installed. Make sure water can drain out the bott...

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

Can you Insulate a cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?

...board 80 1.25” to remove few studs and slide behind the framing and fix to CMU wall with concrete nails. Comfortbat in studs tight against comforboard Airga...

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

Are these prefab kit homes available outside Eastern Canada and US?

...board with us in the near future to increase our supply, including Colorado. The best way to stay in the loop for when we have models ready to be delivered is...

Posted by Phil Pooler June 6, 2020, 5:45 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

Is there anything I can do about a vapor barrier on the wrong side of a basement wall?

...board, I still have multiple iron spikes embedded in the concrete. Do I need those? May I cut them flush? Also before foam board, should I paint some waterpro...

Posted by Iain B Feb. 8, 2021, 2:21 p.m. Basements improvements 7 Responses

What is the best way to do exterior foundation styrofoam finishing?

...board over top, though you can come to the issue of how to attach the cement board. We installed cement board over rigid rockwool insulation on the exterior of ...

Posted by Castor River Farm Jan. 31, 2021, 12:56 p.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 1 Responses

How do you Insulate a 3 season cottage?

...board insulation to the interior as well, but that will eat up a bit of space so that’s really up to you. If I’m misunderstanding the existing structure please ...

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

Can you use insulated plasterboard on a tiny house that moves?

I was wondering if the movement of the tiny home might crack the plasterboard when driving on the road Your assumption is correct, Tiny Houses present greater ...

Posted by Nadine Dermody April 23, 2021, 12:40 p.m. Tiny house 1 Responses

Can foam boards cause a chemical reaction?

Recently I was old SM foam may have a chemical reaction to other plastic products when used to insulate underground. Have you heard anything about that? Rigid ...

Posted by Joel Clipsham Sept. 30, 2021, 7:17 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

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

...board insulation and it’s very easy to add the wrong type, or probably a surprise to some, but the wrong amount. We've had so many questions about the best way ...

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