How to insulate the exterior / Discussions

How do you insulate exterior walls if a tiny house?

...exterior can I use formular 1/2" or does the foam sheet need to be foil faced? And can i also use 1/2" formular between the studs on the interior along with my ...

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

How do you insulate an exterior wall from the outside?

...ther than spray foam, this page should tell you all you need to know – How to Insulate Exterior Walls from the Outside Another idea and product comes to min...

Posted by Stuart Seldon Feb. 11, 2021, 12:21 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What ext. wall assembly is recommend for a timber frame house (heavy timber)?

...the load is already being carried by the posts. So you can go with a number of wall assemblies, but if fire prevention is your concern, I would be looking at th...

Posted by Heath Jarrett March 10, 2020, 11:38 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Can you add external insulation to a brick home?

...the foundation. If you insulate the bricks from a few feet up and don’t do the foundation, there will be so much thermal bridging from the warmer bricks to the ...

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

How can I insulate an interior back wall that is NOW an exterior back wall?

...torn down and had an exterior porch built. Now the back wall to the building is letting in cold air. I need to insulate the building. When renovating exterior w...

Posted by Sabrina Ross Sept. 21, 2020, 10:55 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

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

...the cabins are in reasonably decent shape. We have a strategy to insulate the attic space and crawl space but were wondering the most cost effective method to i...

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

What is the best way to Insulate a basement and floor joists that are embedded into the concrete?

...to rotting, that’s a whole other can of worms you really don’t want to open. Hey David, do the wooden joists come through to the other side of the concrete, or ...

Posted by David Pereira April 28, 2020, 10:34 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a Metal structure from the Inside?

...the idea that you cannot insulate outside the metal or risk wind shear, is that the recommendation from the manufacturer? Adding insulation to the exterior of w...

Posted by Jacky Surber May 2, 2021, 4:09 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 2 Responses

Basement reno - How do I effectively insulate my basement?

...the DMX dryflow underlayment +(3/4" eps?) +OSB floor, then build the external/internal wood stud walls? How do the DMX and EPS on the wall tie together? Do I ...

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

What is the best way to super insulate the exterior of our 1975 four level split home?

...top to bottom on the exterior. Then on top of that put vertical 1 by 2 strapping screwing this strapping into the vertical house studs (and through the newly in...

Posted by Dan LLC Properties Dec. 26, 2020, 4:03 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 0 Responses

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

...the attic. I wanted to find out where to start, eg. should I seal the house, then insulate the outside basement wall, to the roof, then re-side the house, and i...

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

What is the best way to insulate a 1780 brick federal with stone foundation in New York?

...to figure out how best to insulate the foundation walls. There is a full basement and the ceiling height is about 7 feet with above ground windows. I want to in...

Posted by carole roseman Jan. 5, 2020, 2:39 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

Can you use Hemp insulation to insulate a metal structure?

...to store moisture, and there is a greater risk of condensation when there is a metal passing from the interior to the exterior of an insulated space. You will b...

Posted by Jen Moffat Sept. 23, 2020, 1:16 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Is spray foam a good way to insulate a house from the exterior?

...However, the contractor can also remove the sheathing down to the studs and reinsulate first. He reccomends 2lb closed cell spray foam in between the studs (a...

Posted by Simon Levitt Dec. 21, 2020, 2:14 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do can I insulate an existing basement floor from 1906?

...to a 2ft wide ledge and then the old stone foundation. 1 side is an exterior wall; 3 sides are crawl space beyond the stone. A lot of heat is lost through unins...

Posted by Cathy Gaskins Feb. 18, 2021, 11:24 a.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

Do you have an updated recommendation for attaching exterior mineral wool insulation?

...the roof. This also breaks the thermal bridge to prevent heat loss , which was the reasoning behind how we installed the exterior rigid insulation on the Edelwe...

Posted by Fred D Aug. 31, 2020, 1:07 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Any suggestions for improving insulation of a unique concrete building?

...to the advice you received to keep it warm. For typical homes in situations like this we advice people to insulate the exterior of the walls to protect the st...

Posted by Andrew Hurst Feb. 25, 2021, 4:54 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How should I insulate basement Walls in climate zone 5?

...then place mineral wool between the studs. I do not plan to apply any vapor barrier to the concrete or between the studs and drywall and the mineral wool has no...

Posted by Chad Johnson March 25, 2019, 8:33 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses