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

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

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?

...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

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

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

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

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

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

How do you re-do the insulation on a old cabin from the outside?

...insulation . Putting a vapor barrier on the cold side of insulation means that warm humid air migrating through the wall will be stopped, it will then freeze, s...

Posted by Raphael Couture Sept. 14, 2020, 8 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 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

How do you install rigid insulation to the outside of a brick house"

...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

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