Exterior insulation / Discussions

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

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 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 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

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 0 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

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

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

How do you insulate a 3 season cottage?

My house is a seasonal structure in Vermont . The exterior verticle sheathing boards are the finished interior walls. The clapboard siding and wood trim and wi...

Posted by MARK E BROWN LLC Nov. 7, 2019, 4:57 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 0 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

What windows should you use when trying to build a Passive House?

...insulation and a parallel sloping truss roof 15 inches deep again filled with dense pack cellulose and may also incorporate 3 inches of foam insulation first to...

Posted by Raoul Lions Jan. 25, 2019, 2:18 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

What is the best way to deal with a drop ceiling in a high humidity room?

...exterior insulation and no venting on this roof below the outdoor deck. Condensation problems developed inside the pool room where the humid pool room air (55...

Posted by steve Roberts Dec. 24, 2019, 8:01 p.m. Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces 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

What is the best way to renovate a basement after a flood?

...exterior clay weeping tile connected to a running trap that evacuated into the sanitary line. We had 12 cm of water on the floor overnight. The basement was div...

Posted by Wren Toombs June 18, 2018, 10:52 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

Basement reno - How do I effectively insulate my basement?

...exterior foundation walls? Also, will there be an issue with thermal bridging or vapour with having one insulation system (old) adjacent to another (new) and ...

Posted by Steve J Feb. 13, 2019, 10:25 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

How do I stop a leak from my attic?

...exterior walls. I checked the attic and found 1) frost of the underside of the roofing plywood 2) insulation stuffed to the soffit and touching the roofing pl...

Posted by Markus Duess Feb. 11, 2019, 12:42 a.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do you do a Vapour Barrier in a Dense Pack Cellulose Wall?

...insulation-wall-systems/ ) you show an exterior wall with 10" plate & sill and two rows of 2x4 studs. This looks fantastic, but the idea of vapour-permeable mem...

Posted by Ian MacKay July 26, 2018, 2:48 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

Can I spray foam insulate from the outside?

...exterior insulation to the walls of homes here Let us know more details about our wall assembly and what is behind the siding if you'd like, and we may be abl...

Posted by Kurt Klischuk June 6, 2019, 8:56 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses