Fiberglass windows / Discussions

Can you add exterior rigid foam insulation (e.g. EPS) with replacing windows?

...windows. The current walls are 2x4 with fiberglass insulation and plywood exterior. Is there a method to do this that would not put the structure at risk from w...

Posted by Peter Milliken Nov. 9, 2020, 9:13 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 0 Responses

What windows should you use when trying to build a Passive House?

...fiberglass and passive house windows and doors tend to be very modern and linear and take away from the rustic traditional feel I'm going for. My want was the a...

Posted by Raoul Lions Jan. 25, 2019, 2:18 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Can Rockwool be installed over Type II EPS?

I am replacing the windows and siding on my house built in 1994. The wall construction from interior to exterior is 1/2 " drywall, 2x3 strapping filled with fi...

Posted by Brian Bonnell March 30, 2020, 11:04 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Should I densepack wall cavities prior to exterior insulation?

...fiberglass. But it's starting to seperate from the kraft paper, and the paper itself is starting to fall apart. We would like to replace all the windows and sid...

Posted by Gordon McNair April 13, 2021, 9:21 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

How do you insulate an exterior wall from the outside?

...fiberglass into the wall spaces and is there a product that has some kind of a vapour barrier attached. (We don't want to open the inside of the wall, as it's a...

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

Is EPS or XPS better for use in basement rim joists? Should faced or unfaced foam boards be used?

...windows, but the bottom of those windows is nearly at-grade. That wall is still full-height poured concrete. The rest of the basement is below-grade. We aren'...

Posted by Thomas Dispenza Sept. 8, 2019, 12:43 a.m. Basements improvements 6 Responses

Is it worth investing in triple-pane windows?

...windows , but the short story is as follows: Triple pane windows from our research will usually pay for themselves in the long run, as will gas filled windows. ...

Posted by K.P. July 8, 2017, 12:39 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Can basement walls to dry to the inside with foam board?

...windows. My dehumidifier is an 80gallon heat pump hot water heater which makes the room colder, i figure this unit could work better having the basement walls w...

Posted by Tim Hanrahan Aug. 20, 2020, 12:34 a.m. Basements improvements 6 Responses

I want to insulate the outside of my house, which type of insulation do you think is best?

...fiberglass in the stud cavities, you can add about 7 inches of EPS foam on the outside with no problem, because you will then be keeping the interior of the wal...

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

How can I get rid of moisture between the vapor barrier and the insulation in a basement?

...windows before he installed the insulation in the basement. Subsequently it probably rained and moisture got in through the unsealed basement windows. Now, I ca...

Posted by David Mitchell Aug. 14, 2018, 6:32 p.m. Basements improvements 30 Responses