Exterior / Discussions

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

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?

Hi I'm wanting to add insulation to the exterior of my home as I am planning to replace siding was considering rockwool comfortboard but this Halo product was ...

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

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

Do you have an updated recommendation for attaching exterior mineral wool you built a few years ago? The way we attached mineral wool insulation on the LEED Pl...

Posted by Fred D Aug. 31, 2020, 1:07 p.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 kind of non-toxic exterior sheathing can be used in place of plywood?

...exterior sheathing no longer contain Urea Formaldehyde, so they really aren’t that toxic anymore, especially on the exterior of a home. But by all means source ...

Posted by pier charter June 4, 2020, 1:12 p.m. Wood and organic materials 1 Responses

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

...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 easiest go-to, and more...

Posted by Alex Kesheshian April 23, 2020, 12:22 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate the exterior walls of an older home?

...exterior home siding so it can dry properly (read more here) , and Choosing the right exterior rigid insulation (see here) is very important. It is best to inst...

Posted by Geoff Kavanagh June 30, 2020, 4:01 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

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

...exterior of the walls suffice? I do not wish to place insulation inside the barn as I wish to maintain the asthetic of the bones of the barn being fully expos...

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

How can I insulate an interior back wall that is NOW an exterior back wall?

...exterior porch built. Now the back wall to the building is letting in cold air. I need to insulate the building. When renovating exterior walls you need to obse...

Posted by Sabrina Ross Sept. 21, 2020, 10:55 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What type of Insulation can I use on the exterior of my home?

I have an old home, circa 1920’s, I’m currently renovating in Saskatchewan, Canada. I want to add insulation on the exterior of the home. The house is currentl...

Posted by Scott Muller April 18, 2019, 2:19 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 6 Responses

How do you attach exterior siding without affecting the air barrier on a passive house?

I'm using the " Zip system " of exterior cladding. Over this I plan to install 6" of iso foam, for additional insulation, and siding over the foam. I'm unsur...

Posted by Scott Bowker July 16, 2018, 11:07 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 3 Responses

Should you insulate an A-frame cottage from the exterior or interior?

We have a 20'x30' Aframe cottage that we have started a reno on. We have removed the panelling inside and the outside boards are visible and in great shape. Sh...

Posted by J Genereaux Oct. 26, 2020, 10:38 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 0 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?

...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 exterior air barr...

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?

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 1 Responses

Can you add external insulation to a brick home?

...exterior of a painted brick wall is actually a good idea to help protect them. When insulating the exterior of an existing house we often recommend Rockwool, ...

Posted by Rachel Kaiser April 2, 2020, 9:11 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses