Exterior board insulation / Discussions

Which type of exterior insulation to use on a house?

...exterior rigid insulation so you know the characteristics of each – Choosing the best exterior rigid insulation for renovating old home exteriors Choosing i...

Posted by Trevor Marshand May 26, 2020, 1:16 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Why is there mold on particle board outside vapor barrier on new addition?

...insulation, cut through the vapor barrier and found mould on the exterior particple board. The are no leaks in the roof, or water running down the exterior wall...

Posted by Christine ML June 7, 2020, 1:35 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

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

...insulation. Be sure to install exterior home siding so it can dry properly (read more here) , and Choosing the right exterior rigid insulation (see here) is v...

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

What is the best exterior Wall and Roof Rigid Insulation for a barn renovation?

...Board installed prior to insulation being emplaced with roofing paper / water screen wrapped about 1/2 over the top of the facia board. Metal roof attached to s...

Posted by Ron Busch June 27, 2020, 3:50 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Where should I put a vapour retarder?

...insulation would go up next, then strapping for the exterior sheath, board and batten. I have read that the optimum scenario is to have one-third of the insulat...

Posted by Jeffrey Connell March 14, 2020, 4:25 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 4 Responses

Do I need a standard 6 mil poly vapor barrier with dense cellulose exterior wall?

...insulation. I've opened the wall cavity and plan to use a dense pack cellulose to achieve R-14. The exterior wall is plank sheathing with paper wrap, followed b...

Posted by jeff Chormann May 1, 2020, 9:18 a.m. Air and vapour barriers 2 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

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

Followup to the question How do you install Larsen Trusses on a home in Minneapolis?

...exterior sheathing boards are1x's. I’ve done thermal scans of the walls. There doesn’t seem to be excessive settling of the cellulose. I’ve checked the attic in...

Posted by Ken Traefald Feb. 27, 2020, 1:49 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

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

Do you have any advice with spray cork renders vs. fully insulating the outside of our home with rockwool or foam board and new siding. We need a cost effectiv...

Posted by Rebekah Barnes Jan. 17, 2020, 10:07 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Can you use polyiso insulation on the exterior of a wall behind cedar siding on the west coast?

...insulation panels here – Rigid insulation panels, how to choose the best ones for different applications You will read in that article a bit more about the ...

Posted by Iain Matheson Jan. 28, 2020, 10:38 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Halo Exterra rigid exterior insulation - has anyone work with it?

...insulation to the exterior of my home as I am planning to replace siding was considering rockwool comfortboard but this Halo product was sugested by my local su...

Posted by George Shannon Jan. 21, 2020, 3:39 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 3 Responses

How do you best use polyiso insulation in a basement?

...board insulation is a great product, but it does have its limitations. It is more expensive than EPS rigid insulation, but it does have a higher R value. A do...

Posted by Iain Matheson Jan. 24, 2020, 7:45 p.m. Basements improvements 1 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 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

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

...board and batten, or horizontal like clapboard siding – sometimes the strapping (or furring strips) are poorly installed. Make sure water can drain out the bott...

Posted by Dobie Cheung June 6, 2020, 10:44 p.m. Exterior cladding 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 J. Ferguson Nov. 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses

Should you put insulation on the outside of a cinder block wall in a desert?

...board then tar board chicken wire then stuco then paint with elastromeric/ sand mix, all to keep out heat. Styrofoam or no Styrofoam is the question. is it wort...

Posted by Michael Apodaca March 9, 2020, 3:10 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses