Exterior insulation / Discussions

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

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

...Exterior siding is meant as a weather shield, it protects the control layers of your wall (air barrier, vapor barrier, insulation, weather barrier) , so you sho...

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

What is your advice on exterior wall insulation for a tiny home?

...exterior walls are as follows, from inside out: Ship lap wood, plastic vapor barrier, I see no mention of insulation for you Tiny House, but there is ...

Posted by Mitch Fowler Aug. 27, 2020, 7:04 p.m. Tiny house 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

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

Can you run plumbing in exterior walls?

...insulation (R-14). Can plumbing supply lines be run to this wall assemble and down through the wood framing that is part of the exterior wall? Does this go ag...

Posted by Steve J Feb. 22, 2021, 10:28 p.m. Plumbing and water heaters 0 Responses

What is the best way to insulate exterior walls of a mid-70's Pioneer Log home?

...insulation is an air barrier applied to the exterior then insulation then an exterior like painted wood or something engineered. Should we use a foam insulation...

Posted by Keith McDevitt Nov. 15, 2020, 12:01 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 0 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

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

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

What is the best way to Insulate a basement and floor joists that are embedded into the concrete?

...insulation in the ceiling space as sound proofing and the roxul/batt insulation is in the ceiling space right up against the exterior wall. Installing batts of ...

Posted by David Pereira April 28, 2020, 10:34 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

What is the best way to do a cottage reno adding an insulation blanket?

...insulation benefit...correct? Thanks, any input would be appreciated. Bart Depending on how much insulation you add, and the type, you could leave the exter...

Posted by Barton Rowe Feb. 28, 2021, 1:27 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 2 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 insulate exterior walls if a tiny house?

...insulation foam sheets on exterior can I use formular 1/2" or does the foam sheet need to be foil faced? And can i also use 1/2" formular between the studs on t...

Posted by John Boy Feb. 23, 2021, 10:21 a.m. 0 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a concrete block house?

I purchased a home built in the 50's. The exterior is brick. I removed some interior paneling expecting to find a wood frame celtex and empty wall cavities. I ...

Posted by kent wardecke Oct. 17, 2020, 11 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

Is spray foam a good way to insulate a house from the exterior?

...insulation. Does anyone have experience with re-insulation from the exterior of the wall (so between the studs but from outside)? Is spray foam reccomended or...

Posted by Simon Levitt Dec. 21, 2020, 2:14 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 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

How do you insulate an exterior wall from the outside?

...insulation on the exterior of the vapor barrier . so in your case, and another assumption is that it is a 2x4 wall, that you would have room for 3.5 inches of i...

Posted by Stuart Seldon Feb. 11, 2021, 12:21 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses