Caulking / Discussions

Where can I find caulking and adhesives without antimicrobial (biocides) chemicals?

Although many caulking and adhesive products are now solvent-free and NO or LOW VOC, many contain synthetic antimicrobials or "antifungals" or mildewcides, or ...

Posted by Riki Luri Jan. 10, 2020, 9:55 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 0 Responses

What is the best way to seal around windows?

...caulking around windows and door on the outside. Now I'm wondering if there is any insulation around any of the windows and doors that were all installed about ...

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Oct. 8, 2019, 8:53 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

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

...caulking or acoustic seal to the rim joists to stop air leakage while you still have access to them. If you were going to install batts in the cavities before r...

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

What is the best way to insulate a home from the outside?

...caulking, acoustic seal, tape, etc., your choice), as well as at the bottom plate, around all your windows, and around any plumbing and ventilation openings. ...

Posted by Sylvie Gagnon Dec. 12, 2017, 11:58 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do you seal windows from the exterior for water and air but not create a vapor seal?

...caulking as well as taping the window to the rough opening, on the interior side, no tape was installed on the exterior. If there is no hole where air can escap...

Posted by Piyush Prince Nov. 7, 2018, 12:10 a.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

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

...caulking the seam between the popcorn ceiling and the beam, hope this will help. I have pictures, but I don't know how to attach them to this post. Hi She...

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

How to insulate an apartment you don't own?

...caulking or tape if you can identify clear locations where leaks exist. There is also the option of applying a plastic film with double-sided tape over the wind...

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

Can you Insulate a Cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?

...caulking, acoustic sealant and backer rods, and thick sill gaskets underneath the bottom plate of the stud wall. Regarding the smart membrane and how they wor...

Posted by Victor B June 19, 2019, 11:41 p.m. Basements improvements 5 Responses

Basement reno - How do I effectively insulate my basement?

...caulking also be used directly against the rim joist/floor joist area? if so, what type?

Posted by Steve J Feb. 13, 2019, 10:25 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

How do you know when its time to replace windows?

...caulking. The problem could also be that they are not well-insulated between the window and the rough opening, or it could also be a case of air leakage. We w...

Posted by Ted Dec. 11, 2017, 12:50 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses