Cathedral ceiling / Discussions

How do you insulate a cathedral ceiling?

...cathedral ceiling. I'm leaning towards not venting my cathedral ceiling and using closed-cell spray foam insulation. My walls are double 2x4 stud walls 12 inc...

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

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

We have a 20'x30' Aframe cottage that we have started a reno on. We have removed the panelling inside and the outside boards are visible and in great shape. Sh...

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

How do you insulate a ceiling and finish it on the inside with wood?

...ceiling has a lovely beam and a frame. My husband wants to insulate the inside ceiling and add wooden planks. I am concerned that this is a pro job, however, I ...

Posted by antonija klotz Oct. 20, 2019, 7:31 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the best way to deal with a drop ceiling in a high humidity room?

...ceiling from above/behind. It's a bit like the problems in ventilating/sealing a cathedral ceiling – and in your case you must be doing something right in ter...

Posted by steve Roberts Dec. 24, 2019, 8:01 p.m. Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces 1 Responses

What are the options for adding Exterior Roof Insulation?

...ceilings (standard scissor trusses). It was built in the mid 1990s to the R-2000 standard. I am looking to take it to a passive house level and have been lookin...

Posted by Marlo Raynolds Aug. 29, 2020, 9:19 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 4 Responses

What's the difference between a slab on grade and a monolithic foundation?

...cathedral ceiling, and our furnace is already up to it's limit - the thinking is that we may also opt for the electric powered air heating as we don't want base...

Posted by Ronaldo Johnitas Dec. 10, 2019, 6:12 a.m. Slab on Grade 4 Responses