Cellulose / Discussions

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

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

...cellulose. The exterior sheathing boards are 1x 8's. I've done thermal scans of the walls. There doesn't seem to be any excesses settling of the cellulose. I've...

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

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

I'm renovating a 1915 bungalow in masachusetts with no existing wall insulation. I've opened the wall cavity and plan to use a dense pack cellulose to achieve ...

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

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

How do you build a cathedral ceiling?

...cellulose insulation, with an intello vapour barrier holding cellulose all in. I'm wondering if I can do the same for vaulted ceiling? or am I better off goin...

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

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 right amount of insulation for a house?

...cellulose in walls and loose pack cellulose in ceiling. Thanks. What you are referring to is often called the ‘sweet spot’ in home design for choosing the right...

Posted by Ryan Gerbrandt Feb. 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m. Passive solar home design 4 Responses

What's the best lumber for framing a house?

...cellulose. Thing is, the yard also proposed local sawn 2x4's which are cheaper than the CLS but I don't know whether these are going to be ok for framing as the...

Posted by Natalie Pierce Nov. 21, 2019, 8:26 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 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

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

...cellulose insulation added decades ago between the studs, but as per usual the cellulose has settled and there are big gaps at the top. As part of an extensive ...

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

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

...cellulose, you could also add rigid foam panels, Rockwool panels etc, there are many methods. You need to ensure that whatever method you chose is airtight and ...

Posted by Neil Richardson Jan. 29, 2019, 4:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 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 stop a leak from my attic?

...cellulose insulation . That's the short story, but everyting you need to know is on this page here - How to insulate attics properly As for the dryer duct, ...

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

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

...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-protected from wate...

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

How you vent a metal roof?

...cellulose (here is our page about how to choose the best insulation ) You would then need to add sheathing and a drainage plane, then the strapping and metal. h...

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

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

...cellulose insulation in empty wall cavities is a possibility, this involves drilling holes and filling it, so you could do that as well and only need Plaster re...

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