Condensation / Discussions

My door lock keeps freezing to the point I can’t open it, any idea why this would happen?

I have a newly built home (3 years) that is extremely well-insulated and airtight house that had a blower door with results near 1 ACH. I am thrilled with it i...

Posted by AJ Nov. 13, 2016, 1:15 p.m. Walls and Roofs 2 Responses

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

...condensation in the Rockwool in a house like mine. I found online pricing for Delta Vent SA, at $569 per 561 sq. roll. Is that the typical price? Alternatives...

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

Halo Exterra rigid exterior insulation - has anyone work with it?

...condensation forming. This is a 'best practice' tip, but frankly most of the building industry in colder climates does it anyway so you're in good company it ...

Posted by George Shannon Jan. 21, 2020, 3:39 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 6 Responses

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

...condensation because of the longer constant temperatures and the greater temperature differential between inside and out. In this situation, it is recommended t...

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

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

...condensation will form. I really don't want to add insulation on to the outside of the studs due to all windows would have to be reset. I know doing this would ...

Posted by J. Ferguson Nov. 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 12 Responses