How to install siding / Discussions

How do you attach exterior siding without affecting the air barrier on a passive house?

...to install 6" of iso foam, for additional insulation, and siding over the foam. I'm unsure how to attach anything to the "Zip system", without penetrating the...

Posted by Scott Bowker July 16, 2018, 11:07 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 3 Responses

Can I spray foam insulate from the outside?

...To re-install siding afterwards you would be wise to create an air space so the exterior of the wall can dry. Here is our how to install siding properly video ,...

Posted by Kurt Klischuk June 6, 2019, 8:56 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Can Rockwool be installed over Type II EPS?

...siding. I intend to remove the EPS and install a self-adhering WRB on the plywood. Since I have the EPS will I create any problems if I re-install it and add 1 ...

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

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

...to allow moisture to vent and water to drain, which won’t happen if you install strapping horizontally. We have a page on how to install siding here where that ...

Posted by Joe F Nov. 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses

I have many issues with my house where should I start?

...How to stay on budget with renovations How to insulate a crawlspace How to remove radon gas from basements and crawlspaces How to insulate a C...

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Sept. 29, 2019, 3:08 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Can you spray foam a house from the outside?

...tor has pitched you the idea then they obiously have a plan on how to carry it out, so I would propose you speak to them to find out what they have in mind, and...

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

Is it OK putting 1 inch of EPS under vinyl siding with no wall insulation good?

...to stick to, but I may try to twist your arm a little to discuss options if you're open to it :) I was going to install new vinyl siding primarily because I hav...

Posted by Roger Smith Nov. 12, 2019, 6:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses

Can you add external insulation to a brick home?

...to complete the deal. Here are a few other pages that you should check out to make sure this works out properly – How to install siding so walls can dry ...

Posted by Rachel Kaiser April 2, 2020, 9:11 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

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

...to the inside but also the outside of the walls so we don’t lose too much space inside. Do you have suggestions about how to go about this? I’ve read some of yo...

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

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

...to redo the exterior this is a good time to do both. I think you may be best to look into some rigid insulation boards, but be sure to get the right ones, so be...

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

Should a Vapor Barrier be installed over Exterior Grade Plywood?

...to remove humidity. The point of the strapping (furring strips) is to CREATE a gap, so don’t fill it! Here is our page on how to install siding so walls can dry...

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

How you vent a metal roof?

...how to install siding so walls can dry , you would need to adhere to the same general principles with your roof. Thank you very much for the advice above. It ...

Posted by Kim jarrett July 12, 2019, 12:15 p.m. Roof coverings 3 Responses

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

...to avoid vapour barrier in roof system ( Hot roof). Both exterior and interior will be clad with log siding. I wanted to use wood windows to maintain as much ...

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

Combo structural sheathing, WRB and thin insulation panel in Ontario?

...to have good performance when installed properly, and so long as they actually do what they claim to do then you can save a lot on labor by not having to instal...

Posted by Steve Bull Jan. 14, 2020, 6:06 p.m. Walls and Roofs 3 Responses

Can I add Larsen Trusses and cellulose to 1920s House in Minneapolis?

...siding. When insulating the exterior of old homes to improve energy-efficiency you need to be careful not to trap moisture inside walls. What you read about i...

Posted by Ken Traefald Feb. 17, 2020, 2:30 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

How do you do insulation the outside of a log home?

...to installing a house wrap as it would help to mitigate air leakage , log homes are not known to be particularly airtight. But as for where you install the hous...

Posted by Michael Hickey Aug. 2, 2018, 6:03 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses