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

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 exterior of older home?

...exterior air barrier membrane on the boards, followed by 2 inches of insulation, strapping and siding. Be sure to install exterior home siding so it can dry p...

Posted by Geoff Kavanagh June 30, 2020, 4:01 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 2 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

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

What kind of insulation do you recommend to put on my exterior sheet rock wall?

We live in San Jose California. Our house is 50 years old and I would like to add insulation to the outside of our stucco siding (concrete like material, about...

Posted by Uwe Thomas May 22, 2020, 10 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 0 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

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

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

I'm looking at installing rigid insulation the exterior of My Double brick 1880s

There is no space between bricks so we would like to add R20 to the exterior of the house also providing a vapour barrier. A previous owner had taking down the...

Posted by Gordon CASWELL Dec. 13, 2019, 11:38 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do you seal windows from the exterior for water and air but not create a vapor seal?

...exterior. If there is no hole where air can escape on one side of the wall then it won’t enter on the other side, so one air barrier is enough. We covered the e...

Posted by Piyush Prince Nov. 7, 2018, 12:10 a.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Should you put insulation on the outside of a cinder block wall in a desert?

...exterior walls would be.

Posted by Michael Apodaca March 9, 2020, 3:10 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 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

What is the best way to insulate a home from the outside?

...exterior insulation on the walls during renovation, any advice on technique, materials or cost comparisons? There are a variety of products and techniques, I’m ...

Posted by Sylvie Gagnon Dec. 12, 2017, 11:58 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses