Foil faced / Discussions

How do you insulate exterior walls if a tiny house?

...foil faced? And can i also use 1/2" formular between the studs on the interior along with my fiberglass insulation? Would I need to peel off a little bit of the...

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

Do I need a standard 6 mil poly vapor barrier with dense cellulose exterior wall?

...foil faced foam board is not completly tight against the underlying shingles and I assume does allow for some air movement underneath it and the vinyl siding. ...

Posted by jeff Chormann May 1, 2020, 9:18 a.m. Air and vapour barriers 2 Responses

How do you stop wind from blowing under a house on piers?

...foil faced foam board nailed to the bottom of the floor joists. I have not removed this insulation. Is this a problem waiting to rear it's ugly head? Protecting...

Posted by Robert Boyle Oct. 17, 2021, 12:11 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

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

...faced or unfaced foam boards to install there--and which surface of the boards (faced or unfaced) should be installed toward the outside? Thanks! Great that y...

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

How do you insulate concrete basement walls and avoid mould?

...foil faced foam board over top? If so, the foil is acting as a vapor barrier and preventing moisture from escaping. The beauty of Rockwool Mineral wool insulati...

Posted by William Hunter Feb. 22, 2021, 11:40 a.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

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

...foil on foam panels would quality as impermeable, even more so than 6 mil poly vapour barriers. If you install 1 or 2 inches of foil faced rigid insulation on t...

Posted by George Shannon Jan. 21, 2020, 3:39 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 9 Responses