Dense packed Cellulose / Discussions

Should I densepack wall cavities prior to exterior insulation?

...dense-packed cellulose insulation , and with that comes an entire new set of costs – cellulose installers have to cut holes, then you have to repair them all. ...

Posted by Gordon McNair April 13, 2021, 9:21 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

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

...dense packed cellulose walls you show an exterior wall with 10" plate & sill and two rows of 2x4 studs. This looks fantastic, but the idea of vapour-permeable m...

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

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

...dense packed cellulose. The guides I've see in Fine HomeBuiding magazine suuggest the best route is apply poly barrier on the outside as the R 40 gain from the ...

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

What is the perfect wall assembly?

...dense-packed cellulose on the inside instead of Rockwool. What are your thoughts on this variation? Also, I do want to insulate on the outside as in the video...

Posted by Paul Drouin Sept. 17, 2020, 6:29 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

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

...dense packed? Larsen trusses with cellulose insulation on the exterior of walls is an excellent way to insulate an older home or a brand new home, and even me...

Posted by steve outlet March 6, 2020, 12:39 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

how do I get a free quote for the EcoHabitat S 1600 for Ontario?

in southern ontario If you go onto pages of any individual models of prefab kit houses for sale and in your case the S1600 , you will see a tab to request a qu...

Posted by sheila miller July 10, 2020, 10:12 a.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

How do you insulate a cathedral ceiling?

...dense packed cellulose insulation by ensuring that the dew point is never attained within the cellulose. That said, continuous is just that, and roof rafters te...

Posted by Raoul Lions Oct. 19, 2019, 8:07 a.m. Roof assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

What's the best lumber for framing a house?

...cellulose. Thing is, the yard also proposed local sawn 2x4's which are cheaper than the CLS but I don't know whether these are going to be ok for framing as the...

Posted by Natalie Pierce Nov. 21, 2019, 8:26 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Hello EcoHome I was wondering, do you offer your home kits to Massachusetts?

I am interested in passive/net zero home (prefab/modular). You can see all of our LEED and Passive House ready kit houses on this page here , and yes, they are...

Posted by Kimberly Luce July 23, 2020, 7:26 p.m. Architecture and plan design 3 Responses

What is the best material to use for wall and roof insulation?

...dense packed cellulose . Very important along with which insulation you choose is proper installation to make sure it lasts. To that end, I would recommend re...

Posted by Babak K July 12, 2020, 8:43 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

What is the right amount of insulation for a house?

...dense pack cellulose in walls and loose pack cellulose in ceiling. Thanks. What you are referring to is often called the ‘sweet spot’ in home design for choosin...

Posted by Ryan Gerbrandt Feb. 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m. Passive solar home design 4 Responses

What is the best way to insulate the exterior walls of an older home?

...dense packed cellulose insulation in empty wall cavities after you've stripped the walls and before you install a new weather barrier and insulation. Be sure ...

Posted by Geoff Kavanagh June 30, 2020, 4:01 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the best wall & insulation combination for Colorado?

...dense packed cellulose which we recently used when building our recent demo house on a Legalett slab. Prefab hit houses may be something worth looking into , th...

Posted by Jacob Johannessen July 2, 2020, 11:13 a.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses

What is the best wall design for cold climates?

...dense packed cellulose insulation (recycled newsprint) , you can read more about the LEED Platinum prefab kit house here . I would also suggest you go through o...

Posted by Jeremy Hull Jan. 20, 2021, 10:21 a.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

Looking to build a small home as eco as possible, where do we start?

...dense-packed cellulose walls . As a rule, at the very start of designing a home, you would need to first set your priorities - something has to be flexible; e...

Posted by Jenn Bisson July 12, 2019, 12:12 p.m. Planning and Design 2 Responses

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

...dense packed cellulose, you could also add rigid foam panels, Rockwool panels etc, there are many methods. You need to ensure that whatever method you chose is ...

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

What type of framing is best to reduce CO2 emissions in a single family home?

...dense packed cellulose for the walls and ceilings . What will reduce the energy consumption and carbon footprint dramatically with our demo house, is that it ...

Posted by Rachel Rodd Sept. 28, 2020, 3:04 p.m. Wood and organic materials 1 Responses

Can you elevate a slab on grade foundation?

...Dense-packed cellulose as the wall assembly . This photo has provided me with the inspiration to create a DIY threshold using several sheets of Nexcem. ...

Posted by Raoul Lions July 27, 2019, 2:47 p.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses