Exterior insulation / Discussions

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

What type of insulation should I put on the exterior of my new home?

...insulation on the exterior as well. The most common rigid insulation used on the exterior of buildings is EPS foam, there are options but EPS would be the easie...

Posted by Alex Kesheshian April 23, 2020, 12:22 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 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

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

...insulation. 1/4 " Plywood sheathing attached to the Girts, Rigid Insualtion, rain screen (Tyvek?) 2 X 4 or 1 X 4 Strapping screwed through the insulation to the...

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

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

...insulation on the exterior it will inhibit moisture from escaping to the exterior, but it may still be cold enough that moisture will condense. If exterior rigi...

Posted by George Shannon Jan. 21, 2020, 3:39 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 9 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

Can you add exterior rigid foam insulation (e.g. EPS) with replacing windows?

...insulation and plywood exterior. Is there a method to do this that would not put the structure at risk from water penetration? How much benefit would we get fro...

Posted by Peter Milliken Nov. 9, 2020, 9:13 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 0 Responses

How do you install windows with SIP exterior insulation?

Is it a good idea to add comfort board or similar to outside of SIP, and if so how do u deal with window set back?

Posted by tony wolff March 8, 2021, 4:18 p.m. Walls and Roofs 0 Responses

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

...insulation on the outside then put new siding on is probably the best option - take a look at this page - how to insulate a home from the outside .

Posted by Rebekah Barnes Jan. 17, 2020, 10:07 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 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

Which is the best exterior insulation board to make a cottage 3 season?

...insulation and then add new wooden siding. We would like to use a non oil based insulation. Can you recommend a product? I've looked into a lot of exterior and ...

Posted by Sharon Challingsworth April 23, 2021, 7:16 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Do you have an updated recommendation for attaching exterior mineral wool insulation?

...insulation on the LEED Platinum Edelweiss House worked well, but was pretty labour intensive. There are a few options for attaching rigid insulation to the exte...

Posted by Fred D Aug. 31, 2020, 1:07 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

What kind of insulation do you recommend to put on my exterior sheet rock wall?

...exterior walls of older homes has to be done carefully so you don’t trap moisture. I would recommend you use some sort of mineral wool / rock wool insulation ...

Posted by Uwe Thomas May 22, 2020, 10 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Should I densepack wall cavities prior to exterior insulation?

...exterior of walls, and your question is sort of answered in there anyway – The best way to insulate walls is from the exterior Since you’re already going to...

Posted by Gordon McNair April 13, 2021, 9:21 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 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 2 Responses

How do you improve an old block foundation with no insulation or exterior moisture barrier?

...exterior waterproofing membrane. Insulation if probably fine if the mortar between blocks is not cracked or blocks shifting at all, but read here as well firs...

Posted by Wilhelmina Lange March 11, 2021, 4:19 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a Multi-material wall?

...exterior insulation is that it keeps the walls warm but can risk trapping moisture. The bad thing about interior insulation is that it keeps your foundation wal...

Posted by Steve J Sept. 29, 2020, 10:15 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses