How to insulate metal studs / Discussions

What is the best to insulate metal structures for all seasons?

...metal studs is not at all a cost-effective way to insulate a building due as you know, to the conductivity of metal. When you calculate the R value of a wall as...

Posted by Morgan Aldridge Jan. 19, 2019, 1:53 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

How do you remove moisture and condensation from basement walls?

...how to insulate a basement properly . Perhaps they used metal studs instead of wood studs as a way to stop the wall from rotting, but that as well is not a good...

Posted by Aaron Keating July 27, 2019, 4:51 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

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

...to strip it to the studs? And did you have a performance goal in mind (as in how many inches) or a budget limitation? Best is to strip it back to the sheathing ...

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

How do you Insulate a 3 season cottage?

...to insulate a 3 season cottage to keep it cooler in the summer and warmer in the spring and fall. We are putting a metal roof on and insulating on top of the ol...

Posted by Terry Skindilias April 23, 2019, 9:27 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 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 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