Foam R value per inch / Discussions

What's the difference between EPS and GPS insulation?

...re you would use EPS rigid foam insulation. EPS is typically rated at abou R4 per inch where GPS is typically rated as having R5 insulating value. Here is our...

Posted by Ronald Tetrault Feb. 3, 2021, 5:22 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Can you spray foam a house from the outside?

...r been fans of spray foam despite the fact that it is an excellent performing all-in-one product where you get the insulation, the air barrier and vapor barrier...

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

What is the best foam board insulation under drywall?

...r R value per inch than fiberglass and it’s a good for soundproofing . You’re right about polyiso insulation and its reduced performance in cold weather, you ma...

Posted by Wesley Pracht Jan. 11, 2020, 8:10 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Spray Foam for basements, which of the different types are best environmentally?

...ray foam as an air barrier, a vapor barrier and for energy-efficiency by reducing heat loss, as it has one of the highest per-inch r values of commercially avai...

Posted by Rose Adams Jan. 9, 2020, 9:33 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Do you have on a category on insulating vans?

...rior space . Because of that, people often choose a wood-framed interior and spray foam. That would provide a high per-inch R value, but the air tightness an be...

Posted by chantal fortier April 14, 2019, 2:08 p.m. Tiny house 1 Responses

Should I densepack wall cavities prior to exterior insulation?

...rs). We opened up one wall during a kitchen reno and found R13 fiberglass. But it's starting to seperate from the kraft paper, and the paper itself is starting ...

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

What is the best approach to insulate the floor in a tiny home, built on a trailer?

...rete does not have a particularly high R value per inch and is extremely heavy. A tiny house on wheels already has a pretty high carbon footprint per square foo...

Posted by Dustin Hartwig May 28, 2020, 4:31 p.m. Tiny house 3 Responses

What is the best way to insulate embedded joists in a basement Montreal Home?

...rebuild the floor structure of your home. Spray foam on rim joists of old homes that are NOT embedded in concrete is one of the few places we regularly recomm...

Posted by Emil Idf Jan. 7, 2020, 8:34 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

For home renovation, is it better to install insulation on the inside or outside?

...ry wise to sacrifice some interior space to accommodate thicker insulation. Spray foam provides the insulation, vapour barrier as well as an air barrier, so i...

Posted by Neil Richardson Jan. 29, 2019, 4:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Basement reno - How do I effectively insulate my basement?

...r barrier for residential construction. That would better prevent moisture from the ground and concrete walls from migrating inwards. Question: Concrete Sla...

Posted by Steve J Feb. 13, 2019, 10:25 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

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

...rs that really understand the properties of the materials they are using, or that there actually are different properties. You are for sure on the right track, ...

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