Cellulose insulation / Discussions

When using larsen trussees, what is the maximum spacing between TJIs

...cellulose insulation on the exterior of walls is an excellent way to insulate an older home or a brand new home, and even meet Passive House standards. Here is ...

Posted by Steve Outlet March 6, 2020, 12:39 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Do I need a standard 6 mil poly vapor barrier with dense cellulose exterior wall?

...insulation. I've opened the wall cavity and plan to use a dense pack cellulose to achieve R-14. The exterior wall is plank sheathing with paper wrap, followed b...

Posted by jeff Chormann May 1, 2020, 9:18 a.m. Air and vapour barriers 2 Responses

How do you insulate a cathedral ceiling?

...insulation always works on the outside of dense packed cellulose insulation by ensuring that the dew point is never attained within the cellulose. That said, co...

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

Can you put hemp insulation in an attic?

...cellulose from the attic, I have a radiant barrier on the attic ceiling and floor. I am removing the cellulose, but what non toxic insulation can I use with the...

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

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

...insulation, then it had loose fill cellulose insulation added decades ago between the studs, but as per usual the cellulose has settled and there are big gaps a...

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

Followup to the question How do you install Larsen Trusses on a home in Minneapolis?

...cellulose. The exterior sheathing boards are1x's. I’ve done thermal scans of the walls. There doesn’t seem to be excessive settling of the cellulose. I’ve check...

Posted by Ken Traefald Feb. 27, 2020, 1:49 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What windows should you use when trying to build a Passive House?

...cellulose insulation and a parallel sloping truss roof 15 inches deep again filled with dense pack cellulose and may also incorporate 3 inches of foam insulatio...

Posted by Raoul Lions Jan. 25, 2019, 2:18 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

How do you do a vapor barrier in a dense pack cellulose wall?

...cellulose industry that makes the netting unnecessary at this point. There are new cellulose guns on the market that suck in air as they inject the cellulose, s...

Posted by Ian MacKay July 26, 2018, 2:48 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 4 Responses

For home renovation, is it better to install insulation on the inside or outside?

...insulation. Spray foam provides the insulation, vapour barrier as well as an air barrier, so it’s a nice all in one solution, though we would recommend you so...

Posted by Neil Richardson Jan. 29, 2019, 4:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Can I add Larsen Trusses and cellulose to 1920s House in Minneapolis?

...insulation panels on the exterior insulation of the slab. Metal is a conductor, so keep that in mind. Not sure what you mean by ‘leave a gap’, any gaps in insul...

Posted by Ken Traefald Feb. 17, 2020, 2:30 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

How do I stop a leak from my attic?

...insulation batts blocking the soffits is easily solved with venting, then you could blow in a bed of cellulose insulation . That's the short story, but everytin...

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

How you vent a metal roof?

...insulation is on the outside? The reason I ask is because the way I read it is that you are planning to have only 3 inches of EPS (R12) as your roof insulation ...

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

What is your opinion about building a garage on posts (screw piles)?

...insulation (like cellulose or fiberglass), rather consider rigid form boards or rock wool. Wait for a string of sunny days to do it, and make sure it is well-pr...

Posted by Les P Dec. 11, 2017, 2:21 p.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

What is the best wall & insulation combination for Colorado?

...insulation types would generally be mineral wool or natural insulation materials like wood fiber board, hemp batt insulation or dense packed cellulose which we ...

Posted by Jacob Johannessen July 2, 2020, 11:13 a.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate exterior of older home?

...insulation, strapping and siding. Be sure to install exterior home siding so it can dry properly (read more here) , and Choosing the right exterior rigid insu...

Posted by Geoff Kavanagh June 30, 2020, 4:01 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 2 Responses

What is the best material to use for wall and roof insulation?

...insulation , you’ll find a list of the pros and cons of different types of insulation here on this page – What is the best insulation for a home? There isn’...

Posted by Babak K July 12, 2020, 8:43 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Hello EcoHome I was wondering, do you offer your home kits to Massachusetts?

I am interested in passive/net zero home (prefab/modular). You can see all of our LEED and Passive House ready kit houses on this page here , and yes, they are...

Posted by Kimberly Luce July 23, 2020, 7:26 p.m. Architecture and plan design 2 Responses

how do I get a free quote for the EcoHabitat S 1600 for Ontario?

in southern ontario If you go onto pages of any individual models of prefab kit houses for sale and in your case the S1600 , you will see a tab to request a qu...

Posted by sheila miller July 10, 2020, 10:12 a.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses