Exterior Walls / Discussions

What do you think of Legalett Wall Insulation?

...exterior Insulation These are panels that come in 4x8 sheets up to 8 inches thick with a metal rail in the middle to secure them to the walls. And you are rig...

Posted by Igal H Aug. 19, 2020, 3:52 p.m. Walls and Roofs 1 Responses

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

...exterior 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 sho...

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

Can basement walls to dry to the inside with foam board?

...walls. From all of my reading it says that your basement foundation walls can only dry to the inside. If I put foamboard on the concrete and seal it everywhere,...

Posted by Tim Hanrahan Aug. 20, 2020, 12:34 a.m. Basements improvements 6 Responses

Can you use Hemp insulation to insulate a metal structure?

...exterior walls you will have unnecessary heat loss . Read more here about how to reduce thermal bridging . There are cases, like yours I would say, where insula...

Posted by Jen Moffat Sept. 23, 2020, 1:16 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

How do I waterproof a foundation from the inside?

...walls, and possibly come in through a failure in your exterior membrane . See the following page has diagrams on how to build basements properly - How to insu...

Posted by Kurt Brenner Nov. 14, 2017, 9:47 a.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

What are the options for adding Exterior Roof Insulation?

...exterior wall insulation to a home have been very helpful. But in searching I have not found much related to adding exterior insulation to the roof. Our home do...

Posted by Marlo Raynolds Aug. 29, 2020, 9:19 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 4 Responses

Which insulation should I use under my cottage?

...walls all in 2x6 and plywood, what type of insulation can i use on walls . and to point out the walls are sitting on contrete blocks no footing my plan is to ...

Posted by denis maurier May 3, 2021, 11:14 a.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses

How do I create a complete air barrier using a vapour retarding primer?

...walls to the studs you can either go with an exterior air barrier (in which case the vapor retarder primer is an option since you've dealt with air leakage), or...

Posted by Mihai Wilson May 3, 2018, 10:15 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

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

...exterior walls intact , but I wouldn’t do that with just 2 inches of rigid foam insulation. 2 inches of EPS rigid foam would be a vapor barrier, but it’s not th...

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

What is the best way to insulate a 1780 brick federal with stone foundation in New York?

...exterior then you can follow the procedures for exterior insulation here in page about the best way to insulate basements . Let us know if that helps or if you ...

Posted by carole roseman Jan. 5, 2020, 2:39 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

What causes moisture on a ceiling in winter?

...walls and windows - what causes it and how to fix it This page as well about winter preparations covers the topic of condensation forming on walls in winter, ...

Posted by Cheri Banet Jan. 23, 2020, 10:22 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Is spray foam a good way to insulate a house from the exterior?

...exterior of the wall (so between the studs but from outside)? Is spray foam reccomended or is there something I am missing? Any help is grately appreciated! ...

Posted by Simon Levitt Dec. 21, 2020, 2:14 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

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

...exterior foundation insulation is an excellent idea. It’s great to have on the inside of basements, but exterior insulation is even better as you keep the therm...

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

What is your experience and thoughts on pre-fab wall assemblies?

...walls and more even more likelyis that prefabricated kit homes will be built, delivered and installed, faster and cheaper than the houses we currently build. We...

Posted by Shaun B Nov. 12, 2019, 4:16 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 2 Responses

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

...walls or roof? And what other products would accompany it? I’m currently trying to decide what would be the most effective/economical option for the walls on...

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

How do you insulate an exterior wall from the outside?

...exterior walls because it acts as the air barrier, the vapor barrier and the thermal barrier as well. But yes, sometimes the price can be a bit prohibitive. How...

Posted by Stuart Seldon Feb. 11, 2021, 12:21 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?

...exterior walls is settled cellulose or perhaps even wood shavings. Is the best bang for the buck to blow into the space between the interior and exterior walls ...

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

What insulation should I put on basement block walls that is resistant to mold?

...exterior walls, but can only excavate about 50% of foundation due to concrete stairs and platforms around the exterior. Not really sure what to do at this point...

Posted by Ken Gee July 31, 2019, 3:25 p.m. Basements improvements 4 Responses