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Can you use polyiso insulation on the exterior of a wall behind cedar siding on the west coast?

At what point/temp & to what extent does polyiso board loose its thermal properties? Does it go below R4.5 per inch? Is it usless at -15C ? or equal to XPS ? P...

Posted by Iain Matheson Jan. 28, 2020, 10:38 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

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

...cedar siding and it is for experimenting of using charred cedar. I'm interested to know the wall construction with this material for creating good insulation an...

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

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

...cedar shingles). What's the best thing to use for air and vapour barriers and where should we put them in the wall assembly so they work best? Hi Sue, Great...

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 the exterior walls of an older home?

...cedar board/insulbrick covered by vinyl siding. I would like to stip it to the cedar board, putting a wrap over it, but then what would you recommend for insula...

Posted by Geoff Kavanagh June 30, 2020, 4:01 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

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

...cedar siding keeps it nice and dry, but with winter at -30C / -22F, we want to make it a 4 season getaway. We love the painted, open frame interieur look (we ...

Posted by J. Ferguson Nov. 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses

How do you Insulate a 3 season cottage?

...cedar that has been stained and the ceikling is also exposed. We do not want to cover the ceiling that is why we are insulating the roof from the outside. This ...

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