Choosing rigid foam boards / Discussions

Can you install foam boards directly against basement walls?

...rigid foam boards against the wall THEN the stud wall, you don't want to have organic material exposed to moisture, particularly having a source of moisture on ...

Posted by Ted Gorab Oct. 3, 2019, 6:09 p.m. Basements improvements 4 Responses

What is the best way to insulate my basement?

...Foam Board Insulation over the bare concrete and leave the framed walls insulated as the are? 2. Install Foam Boards over the concrete and replace the foam in...

Posted by Chris Rogers Oct. 27, 2019, 11:23 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 0 Responses

How do you fix a moisture problem in a finished basement?

...boards) on the wall that is perpendicular to it. Some insulation companies have usggested we should remove the fibreglass insulation and replace it with spray f...

Posted by Margo MACFARLANE Oct. 28, 2019, 10:24 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

Is EPS or XPS better for use in basement rim joists? Should faced or unfaced foam boards be used?

...boards for installation in my basement rim joists, should I be looking for faced or unfaced foam boards to install there--and which surface of the boards (faced...

Posted by Thomas Dispenza Sept. 8, 2019, 12:43 a.m. Basements improvements 6 Responses

What type of Insulation can I use on the exterior of my home?

...Foam Insulation & Styrofoam There are rigid insulation boards that will act as the insulation only, insulation and air barrier only, or all in one - insulatio...

Posted by Scott Muller April 18, 2019, 2:19 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 6 Responses

How you vent a metal roof?

...rigid foam panels, followed by the drainage plane membrane? If using the Silverboard SB-35 foam insulation would be equally effective, would it be better to u...

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

What is the best way to insulate embedded joists in a basement Montreal Home?

...foam the joist area while using XPS ridgid boards for the wall and floor. ( Top of slab) Whats the best approach. Thank you We would advice against spray ...

Posted by Emil Idf Jan. 7, 2020, 8:34 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

How do I insulate my half below grade basement?

...rigid insulation against the wall to keep the moisture out. You have probably seen a few of the following pages but I’ll add them in case, and for anyone else...

Posted by tom mckeand Oct. 14, 2019, 11:01 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What is the best way to reduce humidity in a basement?

...foam strip! So - as we want to use the space in the basement, what are the suggested steps to reduce the humidity? What should we put on the uninsulated floor...

Posted by Frank Cooper Oct. 17, 2019, 10:45 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

How to insulate an apartment you don't own?

...rigid foam boards to the wall with a few tiny nails, holes that small are easily repaired when you move out. That would go a long way to making it more comforta...

Posted by Teresa Cunningham Oct. 21, 2019, 3 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses