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

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

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

Can you run plumbing in exterior walls?

...exterior basement walls that have been insulated using EPS + wood stud + mineral wool? The interior basement walls have been insulated with 2" of EPS (R-10) a...

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

Can I use straw bale sips on the exterior of a shipping container home?

...exterior? You could use Straw bale SIPs on the outside of a shipping container home, but I’m not sure it is your best use of your money or resources. The thing ...

Posted by Chelsea Teresak Nov. 28, 2020, 9:49 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do I close the gap from the exterior cladding overhang to the foundation?

i will be removing my exterior timber cladding and adding a further 100mm of insulation and installing new timber cladding on the outside, All around the base ...

Posted by derek hill April 2, 2021, 1:05 p.m. Exterior cladding 0 Responses

How do you insulate exterior walls if a tiny house?

...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 the interior along with my ...

Posted by John Boy Feb. 23, 2021, 10:21 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 0 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

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

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

What is the best way to do exterior foundation styrofoam finishing?

I have never done exterior foundation insulating because I have never seen a good looking and long lasting finish. Even parging on concrete only lasts so long ...

Posted by Castor River Farm Jan. 31, 2021, 12:56 p.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 1 Responses

How do you insulate an exterior wall from the outside?

...exterior plank wall, if I can just add fiberglass into the wall spaces and is there a product that has some kind of a vapour barrier attached. (We don't want to...

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

Halo Exterra rigid exterior insulation - has anyone work with it?

...exterior it will inhibit moisture from escaping to the exterior, but it may still be cold enough that moisture will condense. If exterior rigig panels are thick...

Posted by George Shannon Jan. 21, 2020, 3:39 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 9 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 is the best way to insulate exterior walls of a mid-70's Pioneer Log home?

...exterior then insulation then an exterior like painted wood or something engineered. Should we use a foam insulation or could that lead to vapour issues? Thanks...

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