Cottage renovation / Discussions

Should I use vapour barrier on ceiling of three season cottage?

...cottage I would definitely include a vapour barrier. It will also act as an air barrier if you tape it well, so it will be more efficient and not feel as drafty...

Posted by Erica Pennell Sept. 14, 2021, 7:58 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do you Insulate a 3 season cottage?

...cottage from inside or the outside? And what kind of insulation is better? The inside of the cottage right now has no finished walls From what you describe, I w...

Posted by Terry Skindilias April 23, 2019, 9:27 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 4 Responses

Do I need a vapour barrier in Ontario?

...cottage in Ontario. Some walls are being stripped to the studs and getting insulated with Roxul R14, some walls are not. I plan on adding house wrap and insulat...

Posted by Gordon Harold April 22, 2021, 9:28 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 0 Responses

Should you insulate an A-frame cottage with cathedral ceiling from the exterior or interior?

We have a 20'x30' Aframe cottage that we have started a reno on. We have removed the panelling inside and the outside boards are visible and in great shape. Sh...

Posted by J Genereaux Oct. 26, 2020, 10:38 a.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the best way to do a cottage reno adding an insulation blanket?

...cottage to 4 season. The current wall is drywall with poly vapour barrier, 2x4" framing with fiberglass. The sheathing was 7/16 asphalt sheathing with an exteri...

Posted by Barton Rowe Feb. 28, 2021, 1:27 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 2 Responses

How do you insulate a cottage crawlspace and install radiant floor heat?

...cottage. Currently it is off the ground at various heights, from 6" to 3 ft. Supported by cement blocks at various locations under the cottage and some around i...

Posted by Todd hall June 28, 2020, 8:36 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a crawl space?

...cottage itself has been well sealed, the floor joists on one 1/2 of the cottage has R12 between the Joists, the other 1/2 looks like it has ceiling tiles betwee...

Posted by Murray Kipp Sept. 17, 2021, 7:35 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

Can you add furring to 2 by 4 walls to hold 2 by 6 insulation?

...cottage? I don't know if you experience heavy snow loads where you are, so my only concern without knowing some variables would be making sure this building can...

Posted by Michael McDougall Oct. 13, 2021, 12:08 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate exterior walls of a mid-70's Pioneer Log home?

...cottage is located in Thornbury Ont - 20km west of collingwood and is original. It is a 2 story on a slab. The first story is cinder block and the 2nd floor is ...

Posted by Keith McDevitt Nov. 15, 2020, 12:01 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 0 Responses