Fiberglass / Discussions

Can you use blown cellulose overtop of fiberglass insulation?

...fiberglass insulation between the joists, Im wondering if I can increase the insulation or if that is of no use since the stairwell is open. Blowing cellulose o...

Posted by E McKinney Feb. 3, 2021, 1 p.m. Architecture and plan design 2 Responses

What is the best way to finish a basement with exposed pink fiberglass insulation?

...fiberglass insulation is not healthy. It covers the full expanse of our basement, the full footprint of a modular home built in 2003, about 26’x44’. I would lik...

Posted by Claudia Fieo Oct. 6, 2020, 10:48 a.m. Basements improvements 0 Responses

Which is the best basement ceiling insulation?

...fiberglass recommended, or should I simply add unfaced fiberglass insulation? Thanks, DB

Posted by David Boone Jan. 9, 2021, 4:38 p.m. Basements improvements 0 Responses

How do you insulate exterior walls if a tiny house?

...fiberglass insulation? Would I need to peel off a little bit of the fiberglass so it doesn't smash against the formular or not? Thanks

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

What is the best material to use for wall and roof insulation?

...Fiberglass etc. Do you have a brand in mind that you'd recommend? If you’re looking to learn what is the best home insulation , you’ll find a list of the pros a...

Posted by Babak K July 12, 2020, 8:43 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Why is there condensation above ground on an interior basement wall?

...fiberglass insulation. When he began drywalling he noticed moisture behind the fiberglass on the secrion of the wall that is above ground. At this point we are ...

Posted by Barb Daluisio Jan. 12, 2021, 1:26 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Can Rockwool be installed over Type II EPS?

...fiberglass insulation, 5/8 plywood, 2 1/2 " Type II EPS. Tyvek, siding. I intend to remove the EPS and install a self-adhering WRB on the plywood. Since I have ...

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

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

...fiberglass R19 and R38. For the walls I was planning on attaching foil bubble wrap to the existing furring strips for a radiant and moisture barrier. Then stu...

Posted by kent wardecke Oct. 17, 2020, 11 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

What is the best way to insulate my basement?

...fiberglass insulation but the concrete is bare. I want to finish these walls with a newly framed wall covering the concrete and partial wall. Should I: 1. I...

Posted by Chris Rogers Oct. 27, 2019, 11:23 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

How do you insulate a crawlspace?

...fiberglass insulation. Fiberglass is quite susceptible to moisture damage and when it is wet it offers very little in insulation value. You’d be better with an ...

Posted by Drew Weistend Nov. 14, 2017, 9:22 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

Can you spray foam a house from the outside?

...fiberglass and interior vapour barrier in the new parts? Yes you could do spray foam if you're removing the sheathing and exposing bare studs (and remove fiberg...

Posted by Joan Lawrence July 11, 2019, 7:17 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

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

...fiberglass insulation and plywood exterior. Is there a method to do this that would not put the structure at risk from water penetration? How much benefit would...

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

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

...fiberglass batting due to the observation that fiberglass is more moisture-permeable, and therefore more likely to support mold growth on the rim joists? Theref...

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

How do you install rigid insulation to the outside of a brick house"

...fiberglass insulation but no effective vapour barrier. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Insulating an old brick house from the interior or exterior and a...

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

What is the best way to deal with a drop ceiling in a high humidity room?

...fiberglass batts and then plywood subfloor of the outdoor deck. The rigid foam was not sealed (no air barrier) and this portion of the room is below grade and...

Posted by steve Roberts Dec. 24, 2019, 8:01 p.m. Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces 1 Responses

Should a Vapor Barrier be installed over Exterior Grade Plywood?

...Fiberglass Pink. I will be putting solid 3/4" wood siding over top of the exterior walls. I plan on strapping the cottage with 1" x 2" and filling the gaps with...

Posted by Michael Klauck March 6, 2020, 1:24 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 1 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

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

...fiberglass. The sheathing was 7/16 asphalt sheathing with an exterior stained plywood on top (with batten strips). We have restained it several times over the...

Posted by Barton Rowe Feb. 28, 2021, 1:27 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 2 Responses