Exterior cladding / Discussions

How do I close the gap from the exterior cladding overhang to the foundation?

...exterior timber cladding and adding a further 100mm of insulation and installing new timber cladding on the outside, All around the base of the house is stone s...

Posted by derek hill April 2, 2021, 1:05 p.m. Exterior cladding 0 Responses

How do you attach exterior siding without affecting the air barrier on a passive house?

...exterior cladding. Over this I plan to install 6" of iso foam, for additional insulation, and siding over the foam. I'm unsure how to attach anything to the "...

Posted by Scott Bowker July 16, 2018, 11:07 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 3 Responses

What is the most cost effective way to build a rain screen wall assembly?

...exterior cladding materials. With the cost of materials all over the place lately we are going to do a lot of research on this to make the right choices. Typi...

Posted by Jess Glowacki June 22, 2021, 7:55 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 0 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

Is cross laminated lumber to heavy to frame a cantilevered room?

...exterior walls. Termites and woodrot have eaten the exterior walls posts and beams. And as it is 15 ft in the air with sun exposure I hope never to paint the ex...

Posted by Teresa Pfiffner May 20, 2020, 7:43 p.m. Wood and organic materials 1 Responses

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

Is it a good or bad idea to spray foam directly on the interior of shiplap siding?

...exterior walls of a home to improve energy efficiency, you have to make sure walls can dry. Applying spray foam directly to the back siding of your cladding doe...

Posted by MITCHELL KOCH Aug. 21, 2020, 3:49 p.m. Exterior cladding 1 Responses

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

...exterior vapour barrier and that’s not a good thing. what made you choose Polyiso? We would alternatively suggest you use Rockwool, that is a favourite of ours ...

Posted by Iain Matheson Jan. 28, 2020, 10:38 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 2 Responses

What ext. wall assembly is recommend for a timber frame house (heavy timber)?

...Cladding .

Posted by Heath Jarrett March 10, 2020, 11:38 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

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

...cladding (Vertical) Horizontal wood strapping Vertical wood strapping 2” or 4” mineral wool insulation OSB sheathing c/w fully adhered exterior sheathin...

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

What are the best Wall and Roof insulation choices and rain screen?

...exterior will be covered in WRB by Adhero . I'm still struggling with rainscreen choices as my contractor never did it and 2 options he offered arebenjamin obdy...

Posted by Valeriy Kraydman March 15, 2021, 3:32 p.m. Exterior cladding 0 Responses

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

...exterior finish is 3 times the cost and 3 times the value of any other cladding, so I wouldn’t get rid of it on a whim. If you really can’t stand the look of it...

Posted by Neil Richardson Jan. 29, 2019, 4:09 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 from the exterior with additional insulation clad to the exterior wall prior to vinyl siding being installed? We live in Ontario, just north of O...

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

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

...exterior wall. That’s along way to go without support. Putting them at 24” centers would give you a lot more support for strapping and exterior cladding. i will...

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

Can you spray foam a house from the outside?

...cladding. Terrific, thank you. I'm concerned about what happens to the foam when the house is eventually renovated or torn down. I'm also considering blown-in c...

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

How do insulate the outside of a log home?

...cladding if you’d like, and following are some other pages that may be of value. All about air barriers Choosing a weather barrier How to install exteri...

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

How do I get rid of carpenter ants?

...exterior cladding, and seal any cracks. • Caulk around doors and windows to block their entry points and prevent air leakage. Install mosquito nets at any ope...

Posted by Shawn B Nov. 14, 2017, 10:27 a.m. Pest control 1 Responses

I have many issues with my house where should I start?

...exterior cladding

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Sept. 29, 2019, 3:08 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses