Exterior 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

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

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

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

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

...insulation to the outside of our stucco siding (concrete like material, about 3/4" thick). I was thinking about attaching large insulating panels (styrofoam or ...

Posted by Uwe Thomas May 22, 2020, 10 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 0 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 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

I'm looking at installing rigid insulation the exterior of My Double brick 1880s

...insulation but no effective vapour barrier. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Insulating an old brick house from the interior or exterior and adding a vap...

Posted by Gordon CASWELL Dec. 13, 2019, 11:38 a.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

What is the best way to insulate a home from the outside?

...insulation, then it had loose fill cellulose insulation added decades ago between the studs, but as per usual the cellulose has settled and there are big gaps a...

Posted by Sylvie Gagnon Dec. 12, 2017, 11:58 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Can you add external insulation to a brick home?

...insulation. It is painted brick and we are interested in adding insulation and recladding the exterior. Is this the best way to go? What kind of products should...

Posted by Rachel Kaiser April 2, 2020, 9:11 a.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

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

...insulation in any climate – What is the right amount of insulation for an energy efficient green home? That page should help you figure the answers to you q...

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

Heco topix screws - which type should be used for attaching insulation outside a house?

...insulation, should Therm Insulation or Stainless screws be used? Is it necessary to have the double thread design of ThermInsulation screws when insulating with...

Posted by Mike Taylor April 7, 2020, 4:45 p.m. Materials and resources 2 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

Can Rockwool be installed over Type II EPS?

...exterior of a house whether that’s a new home or adding insulation to an existing exterior wall, it is important not to trap moisture. Rockwool insulation is on...

Posted by Brian Bonnell March 30, 2020, 11:04 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do you finish the exterior of slab on grade?

...exterior of the footing insulation once the forms are removed, specifically the top of the roxul that would be exposed after building the exterior walls. Just t...

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

Should a Vapor Barrier be installed over Exterior Grade Plywood?

...exterior grade Plywood. The walls are insulated with traditional Fiberglass Pink. I will be putting solid 3/4" wood siding over top of the exterior walls. I pla...

Posted by Michael Klauck March 6, 2020, 1:24 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 1 Responses