Deck / Discussions

What type of insulation under an outdoor deck frame with 2x8s?

...deck. Sitting on deck board and finish the inside with LVT. I want to insulate the floor. Though of Rockwool for 2x8 but cant find any would going with 2x6 will...

Posted by Eric Dalpe Sept. 15, 2020, 9:13 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 4 Responses

What is the best exterior rigid foam insulation for under a deck?

...deck, the hole for the foundation wasn't back filled so approximately 4 feet of concrete was left exposed with the sil plate. I'm thinking of taking Rigid boa...

Posted by Andrew Cherubini March 21, 2021, 9:02 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 3 Responses

How to sell an item? I have 2 cans of unused deck paint...

...deck paint to sell We don't buy or sell used building materials, but check this page for tips on how and where you can find local used building materials online...

Posted by Ashleigh Franklin Dec. 2, 2020, 1:43 p.m. Recycled and Reclaimed Materials 1 Responses

Can you add a screen/sun room and deck to a slab on grade?

...deck to slab on grade building, does it have to ve floating and detached from the building? Thanks! Yes, you can build a slab on grade with a radiant heated flo...

Posted by Pierre Contant July 1, 2020, 10:55 a.m. Slab on Grade 2 Responses

What is the best deck material?

...decking and for how to build durable deck that will last you will find what you need on this page - 10 top tips for deck building so they last longer There ...

Posted by Babak K July 17, 2020, 2:10 a.m. Decks, porches and gazebos 1 Responses

is a double vapor barrier on a South Florida roof bad?

I am building a new home in Naples Florida with a metal roof and open cell foam sprayed on underside of roof deck. I am considering a peal and stick membrane...

Posted by Arthur Moore April 6, 2020, 12:57 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 0 Responses

What is the best way to deal with a drop ceiling in a high humidity room?

...deck. From the inside of this portion of the indoor pool from interior ceiling to the outdoor deck subfloor is tongue and groove 3/4 inch wood boards, then rigi...

Posted by steve Roberts Dec. 24, 2019, 8:01 p.m. Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces 1 Responses

How you vent a metal roof?

...deck; cover 2x6' pine roof deck with either an air barrier or vapor barrier. What is recommended at this stage of the install of the roofing assemby? Air ...

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

Can you mount heavy objects to a Passive House Larsen truss wall?

...deck. I was to mount to the wall of my house but it's a passive home done with Larsen Truss. I used closed web I-joist( made from 2x3 and osb). Can I mount to t...

Posted by Jay Stevenson July 3, 2020, 2:42 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Why is there frost on the underside of my roof overhang?

...deck and when the sun/temperature gets warmer there is water that drips through the tongue and groove soffitting. Please note that the soffits are non vented as...

Posted by George Paul March 23, 2020, 12:10 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

What is the best approach to insulate the floor in a tiny home, built on a trailer?

...deck over trailer. -frame is 2x6 steel tubing 24" oc (wheel wells under the floor frame) -ideally i do not want to building an entire floor system on the ex...

Posted by Dustin Hartwig May 28, 2020, 4:31 p.m. Tiny house 3 Responses

Can you put hemp insulation in an attic?

...deck? That would be a vapor barrier if so, just wondering if you have an air barrier. If you don’t have a proper air barrier and you are removing all the insu...

Posted by Pamella Weatherly-Phillips Aug. 16, 2019, 11:49 a.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Can I use Brio on my indoor cedar porch floor?

...decks, you can see the options of Prato verde finishing oils here . Be sure to follow manufacturers instructions for application. My porch is inside ie covered ...

Posted by Linda Burnside March 31, 2021, 4:37 p.m. Paints, finishes and natural coatings 2 Responses

How should I insulate under a concrete hydronic slab on stilts?

...deck insulated concrete forming system to go the screw pile route as you suggest, but if it were me I would sooner raise the grade with compactable fill to the ...

Posted by Cam Smith Feb. 6, 2021, 12:21 p.m. Foundation choices 1 Responses

How can I get rid of moisture between the vapor barrier and the insulation in a basement?

...deck or porch. At first! But as the hot humid days went beyond 2 days the problem of condensation was on every wall and even those places with a deck or porch c...

Posted by David Mitchell Aug. 14, 2018, 6:32 p.m. Basements improvements 30 Responses

Is There a Difference Between an Air Barrier and vapor barrier?

...deck? And a picture of the underside of the exterior overhang (the soffit) will help determine if it is vented. Hi. The interior ceiling is the textured look (i...

Posted by Sherri Mccormick Aug. 17, 2018, 3:24 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 3 Responses