Cladding / Discussions

Where can I get steel cladding like on your prefab house?

...cladding on your Prefab house. Is it from a local supplier? Is there anyone who sells recycled metal cladding? Great questions, but where are you located? T...

Posted by Flower Lunn March 1, 2020, 2:27 p.m. Walls and Roofs 2 Responses

How do you attach exterior siding without affecting the air barrier on a passive house?

...cladding. Over this I plan to install 6" of iso foam, for additional insulation, and siding over the foam. I'm unsure how to attach anything to the "Zip syste...

Posted by Scott Bowker July 16, 2018, 11:07 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 3 Responses

What is the best way to do wall construction using Charred Cedar Siding?

...cladding. So what is important is that you don’t fall into some of the easy traps that a lot of builders seem to do, that leads to an unnecessarily shortened li...

Posted by Dobie Cheung June 6, 2020, 10:44 p.m. Exterior cladding 1 Responses

Can you use polyiso insulation on the exterior of a wall behind cedar siding on the west coast?

At what point/temp & to what extent does polyiso board loose its thermal properties? Does it go below R4.5 per inch? Is it usless at -15C ? or equal to XPS ? P...

Posted by Iain Matheson Jan. 28, 2020, 10:38 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

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


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

Can you spray foam a house from the outside?

...cladding. Terrific, thank you. I'm concerned about what happens to the foam when the house is eventually renovated or torn down. I'm also considering blown-in c...

Posted by Joan Lawrence July 11, 2019, 7:17 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

Which type of exterior insulation to use on a house?

I want to first off thank you for taking the time to read this and hopefully provide some help. I've watched the great videos on here and just want to ensure I...

Posted by Trevor Marshand May 26, 2020, 1:16 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

How do I get rid of carpenter ants?

...cladding, and seal any cracks. • Caulk around doors and windows to block their entry points and prevent air leakage. Install mosquito nets at any openings lik...

Posted by Shawn B Nov. 14, 2017, 10:27 a.m. Pest control 1 Responses

Is the ZIP sheathing system good or bad for water control?

...cladding (Vertical) Horizontal wood strapping Vertical wood strapping 2” or 4” mineral wool insulation OSB sheathing c/w fully adhered exterior sheathin...

Posted by Trevor Prinz Nov. 26, 2019, 4:03 p.m. Walls and Roofs 5 Responses

How do insulate the outside of a log home?

...cladding you would need horizontal strapping, but we suggest a double layer (or at least shimming the strapping out) to allow for a vertical flow of air for dry...

Posted by Michael Hickey Aug. 2, 2018, 6:03 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

I want to insulate the outside of my house, which type of insulation do you think is best?

...cladding Thermal conductivity of metal studs Insulating attics & Preventing Ice Dams & Icicles

Posted by J. Ferguson Nov. 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses

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

...cladding, so I wouldn’t get rid of it on a whim. If you really can’t stand the look of it or its crumbling, I would make those the deciding factors. If you’re d...

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

I have many issues with my house where should I start?


Posted by Bryan Squirrell Sept. 29, 2019, 3:08 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses