Exterior board insulation / Discussions

Can you use Foam boards on basement walls to stop condensation?

...insulation was added on one of the walls (all others checked and fine) condensation is building up after I waited a month or so into winter and pulled the insul...

Posted by Chad Johnson Dec. 21, 2019, 7:59 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

How do I insulate my half below grade basement?

...exterior insulation, I'm guessing no exterior sealing. But dry dry dry inside. I like the idea of the 2" XPS with 4" studs and roxul insulation to give around...

Posted by tom mckeand Oct. 14, 2019, 11:01 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Which exterior insulation is best to create at thermal break in an bungalow in Alberta?

...board and new siding. We need a cost effective solution to create a thermal and air barrier on our 1970s raised bungalow. We have a fully insulated (with spra...

Posted by Rebekah Barnes Jan. 17, 2020, 10:07 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 0 Responses

Can I spray foam insulate from the outside?

...insulation. After applying spray foam what is best to apply (tyvek vs. something other) before installing the new board and batton siding? Thank you, Kurt Are...

Posted by Kurt Klischuk June 6, 2019, 8:56 a.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 insulation skin option but don't want or aren't able to add 7" to the exterior of your home, we would recommend Rockwool rigid board insulation (known ...

Posted by Joe F Nov. 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses

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

...exterior insulation rather than just 2 inches, it will stay warmer. A 4 inch layer of rigid board insulation in Douglas BC would not be overkill. Further to t...

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

Can you install foam boards directly against basement walls?

...insulation board directly against concrete. A mold expert told me to put the board on top of the framing, not directly onto the concrete wall so the house can b...

Posted by Ted Gorab Oct. 3, 2019, 6:09 p.m. Basements improvements 4 Responses

Is polyiso board or styrofoam best for insulating when finishing a basement in CO?

...insulation boards I have a few questions that will help us pin down the best way forward for you - How old is the home? Is there an exterior membrane on the...

Posted by Evan B. Nov. 21, 2019, 8 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Can you spray foam a house from the outside?

...Board, and want to improve the insulation at the same time. Right now there is 1/2" rigid foam with foil directly under the siding. Someone recommended removing...

Posted by Joan Lawrence July 11, 2019, 7:17 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

How do you remove moisture and condensation from basement walls?

...insulation is wrong and the insulation and the plastic barrier are creating the issue. What should be done to remedy this? Replace insulation with foam insulati...

Posted by Aaron Keating July 27, 2019, 4:51 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

How do you finish the exterior of slab on grade?

...board was anchored through the insulation into the concrete, after that it is a simple matter of parging the exterior of the cement board. What we did worked,...

Posted by Dave Derouin Oct. 18, 2018, 1:45 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Is it OK putting 1 inch of EPS under vinyl siding with no wall insulation good?

...insulation do you need for green home construction? I would certainly propose more insulation, and to specifically answer your question about vapor – yes, add...

Posted by Roger Smith Nov. 12, 2019, 6:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses

What is the best way to frame window openings when adding exterior insulation?

...insulation on the exterior of a 2x6 wall, so we installed a plywood extension to allow the window to sit solidly, partly over the exterior board insulation. Our...

Posted by Anwas Qwelten May 30, 2019, 8:16 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

What type of Insulation can I use on the exterior of my home?

...Insulation & Styrofoam There are rigid insulation boards that will act as the insulation only, insulation and air barrier only, or all in one - insulation, ai...

Posted by Scott Muller April 18, 2019, 2:19 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 6 Responses

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

...insulation (from the inside) between the studs on the outside walls? We will be putting up drywall to finish the room. Thanks Bricks as an exterior finish i...

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

Can you Insulate a Cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?

...exterior? If so - you might want to consider mineral wool rigid insulation board all the way up to the above grade wall then perhaps cover them with a cement bo...

Posted by Victor B June 19, 2019, 11:41 p.m. Basements improvements 5 Responses

Combo structural sheathing, WRB and thin insulation panel in Ontario?

...board and batten exterior. My research into potential sheathing has turned up a couple innovative products that combine a 1"- 1 1/4" structural panel, with an...

Posted by Steve Bull Jan. 14, 2020, 6:06 p.m. Walls and Roofs 1 Responses

How do you do insulation the outside of a log home?

...insulation , in fact it could render the insulation ineffective by allowing cold air to circulate behind the insulation boards. And the answer is yes to insta...

Posted by Michael Hickey Aug. 2, 2018, 6:03 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses