Ceiling / Discussions

How do you build a cathedral ceiling?

...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 inches deep a...

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

Should I insulate my basement ceiling?

...ceiling to inspect wiring etc. My concern is this; the unfinished basement will be cold next winter and that will spread to the rest of the house with the ceili...

Posted by Nina Hartt March 21, 2019, 8:23 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Do I need ceiling fans if I have an HRV?

...ceilings and I will be adding an addition this summer with normal height ceilings and a new stairwell to the basement. Should I arrange for a ceiling fan in the...

Posted by S McIntyre April 2, 2019, 10:01 p.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate the ceiling of my crawl space?

...ceiling. I haven't insulated because I read different articles and didn't want mold. But now I really need to do something, it's so cold in the winter. I'd like...

Posted by Judy Mendel Feb. 17, 2020, 11:10 p.m. Crawl spaces 4 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

Can I put a breathable peel and stick weather (air) barrier on the inside walls and ceiling?

Here is my problem: I have polyurethane spray foam inside the assembly cavity of my walls and unvented flat roof ceiling. It's impossible to air seal all the j...

Posted by Anomika Singhn Oct. 1, 2018, 9:56 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 1 Responses

Can you use a vapour retarder paint on the ceiling instead of using a poly vapour barrier?

...ceiling we did use a 6-mil poly barrier, as building scientists don’t consider the ceiling to be as great a risk with the reversed vapour drive as walls. So y...

Posted by Anwas Qwelten June 8, 2019, 3:56 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 2 Responses

What causes moisture on a ceiling in winter?

I bought a duplex that was built in 1978 in Indiana. It gets moisture on ceiling so bad during winter when temps drop below 20 degrees that it will run down th...

Posted by Cheri Banet Jan. 23, 2020, 10:22 p.m. Wall 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 is the best way to Insulate a basement and floor joists that are embedded into the concrete?

...ceiling space as sound proofing and the roxul/batt insulation is in the ceiling space right up against the exterior wall. Installing batts of insulation directl...

Posted by David Pereira April 28, 2020, 10:34 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

How do you get rid of mold in a bathroom?

...ceiling is tough to determine, is it a slopped ceiling? Could condensation from the skylight be running down and across the ceiling? Again, a bathroom fan will ...

Posted by Sara Oct. 28, 2017, 9:50 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

How do I create a complete air barrier using a vapour retarding primer?

...ceiling. Any tips on this? The short answer is that you can’t, the vapor retarder primer won’t do anything for air leakage. What it can be used for is to stop m...

Posted by Mihai Wilson May 3, 2018, 10:15 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a 1780 brick federal with stone foundation in New York?

...ceiling height about 7 feet with above ground windows. Insulate from air and from water. Insualte inside and/or outside. Insulating the outside of the foundatio...

Posted by carole roseman Jan. 5, 2020, 2:39 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

Can you put hemp insulation in an attic?

...ceiling and floor. I am removing the cellulose, but what non toxic insulation can I use with the radient barrier? Hemp or wool? Where can I buy hemp? Thanks! Yo...

Posted by Pamella Weatherly-Phillips Aug. 16, 2019, 11:49 a.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do I stop a leak from my attic?

...ceiling has a silver face 5) a 3 inch duct ( crushed but no holes) from the bathroom on top of the insulation leading out to soffit , 6) some electrical wir...

Posted by Markus Duess Feb. 11, 2019, 12:42 a.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Are mice droppings and urine toxic?

...ceiling and the mineral wool. They dug holes in the wool and left a lot of feces. I would like to know if their traces are toxic for humans, and would you recom...

Posted by JT Nov. 14, 2017, 4:49 p.m. Pest control 1 Responses

How can I solve a moisture problem in attic from 1941 home?

...ceilings in my 1 storey house are (non asbestos) cellulose tiles. I made a few holes in the living room ceiling 10 years ago when the semi conditioned attic spa...

Posted by Rachel Katz June 8, 2019, 4:06 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 0 Responses

How you vent a metal roof?

...ceiling (no attic). The roofing deck consist of 2x6" T&G pine boards running from eaves to ridge and is visible from the interior as my finished ceiling.​ ​Th...

Posted by Kim jarrett July 12, 2019, 12:15 p.m. Roof coverings 3 Responses