Ceiling / Discussions

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

How do you insulate 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

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 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 do I use in a dropped basement ceiling for soundproofing?

Sound is travelling from the kitchen floor to the basement ceiling. Who do I contract to do the work. I called several people concerning this. There are a few ...

Posted by Melissa Pickett Oct. 10, 2020, 12:19 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 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

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

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

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

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

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

Where can I get wood planks for a ceiling?

...ceiling finishing wood online , or use barn boards, the options are pretty endless. You can even cover ceilings with finishing grade plywood.

Posted by zulie alnahas Aug. 23, 2020, 6:01 p.m. Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces 1 Responses

What is the best way to finish a basement with exposed pink fiberglass insulation?

...ceiling to be able to set up an artist studio in the space and I am wondering what is the best way to cover up the insulation without boxing in the pipes that c...

Posted by Claudia Fieo Oct. 6, 2020, 10:48 a.m. Basements improvements 0 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

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

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

...ceiling height is about 7 feet with above ground windows. I want to insulate from air and from water leaks. Any advice is apreciated. Insulating the outside of ...

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

How do you insulate a crawlspace with dirt floor?

...ceiling of the crawl space or to simply try to get a floor. Some people say we can get foam insulation sprayed in which will harden on the dirt floor. We are ...

Posted by sal Bellicoso Oct. 30, 2019, 4:56 p.m. Crawl spaces 2 Responses