How to insulate an attic / Discussions

How do you insulate an attic in Victorian House in Massachusetts?

...and drawbacks too. The house is a 3 story, 6000 square foot Second Empire Victorian built in 1882. It has a mansard roof with shingles, and the top roof has a...

Posted by dan sagalyn Dec. 5, 2020, 11:30 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 0 Responses

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

...to insulate the attic space and crawl space but were wondering the most cost effective method to insulate the walls and if we can do so without replacing/resett...

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

Can you put hemp insulation in an attic?

...to pull the cellulose from the attic, I have a radiant barrier on the attic ceiling and floor. I am removing the cellulose, but what non toxic insulation can I ...

Posted by Pamella Weatherly-Phillips Aug. 16, 2019, 11:49 a.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do I stop a leak from my attic?

...attic edges, seal house-to-attic penetrations like the bathroom vent, and wiring, insulate the bathroom vent. Any thoughts? Frost buildup in an attic is a res...

Posted by Markus Duess Feb. 11, 2019, 12:42 a.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do you fix ice dams and crawl space insulation in historic homes?

...How to insulate and seal crawl spaces That should tell you all you need on that topic, and yes, it's best to insulate and protect your crawl space from moistu...

Posted by Faith K Feb. 26, 2021, 1:43 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 2 Responses

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

...and crawlspaces How to insulate a CMU cinder block foundation The best way to insulate a basement to avoid mold How to insulate an attic and a...

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

Is it better to insulate the inside of a house or outside during renovations? And which insulation is best?

...attic have nothing! The aluminum siding is nailed right to the studs! When it's cold outside an I drill holes to install a Molly to hang pictures etc. Anywhere ...

Posted by Andy Sellers Dec. 7, 2021, 12:42 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the best way to Insulate the crawl space of an old home?

...and what to do around vents and plumping pipes when installing. There are a couple of ways to insulate the crawl space of an old home, either you can insulate t...

Posted by Aj Jan. 21, 2020, 8:13 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

How do you fix high humidity levels in a basement?

...attic and refinishing the walls in the basement to reduce humidity and coldness in my home. Frankly, I am not sure whom to trust anymore, therefore, your guidan...

Posted by JR Tadinac Aug. 21, 2019, 11:26 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 3 Responses

How do you insulate a cathedral ceiling?

...ant levels of rigid insulation in the roof, it is best practice to double strap over the roof and vent anyways. Better to be safe than sorry.

Posted by Raoul Lions Oct. 19, 2019, 8:07 a.m. Roof assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a 2x8 wall?

...ance and it will help you understand the risks - How to choose the right house wrap weather barrier All that to say, when it comes to managing vapor movemen...

Posted by Michael Sweglar July 8, 2020, 10:43 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 3 Responses

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

...aning it is very resistant to moisture and water damage. There are many ‘all-in-one’ insulation products on the market, Halo rigid panels seem similar to many...

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

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

...and we can help come up with a solution - are you planning to strip it to the studs? And did you have a performance goal in mind (as in how many inches) or a bu...

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

What are the options for adding Exterior Roof Insulation?

...anks. Choosing the best way to insulate a roof depends on how it is currently built. Let us know from bottom up if you can, and your climate zone as well. SIPs ...

Posted by Marlo Raynolds Aug. 29, 2020, 9:19 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 4 Responses

How to insulate an apartment you don't own?

...ant, not a homeowner, so I can't tear down drywall and reinsulate but winter is coming and drafts are already getting in. Is there anything I can do to prevent ...

Posted by Teresa Cunningham Oct. 21, 2019, 3 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Followup to the question How do you install Larsen Trusses on a home in Minneapolis?

...too. Would it work to use a self adhering WRB, on the sheathing and then insulate with 8" of Rockwool Board or is there too much potential of condensation in th...

Posted by Ken Traefald Feb. 27, 2020, 1:49 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Can you use blown cellulose overtop of fiberglass insulation?

...to have an extra room over the garage and sheetrock, etc would be put up to complete the room. There are certainly many electrical outlets located and full ligh...

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

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

...how misunderstood. Here is another page would help explain, our building science made easy video , which explains the how vapor moves through walls, and how to ...

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