Inside Framed / Discussions

Can you put foil covered foam panels inside a framed wall?

...inside of a framed wall would be a practical application? I'm open to using any type of insulation in the wall cavity. The foil based rigid foam panels may be E...

Posted by William Mc Feb. 22, 2021, 12:38 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 3 Responses

What type of insulation should I put on the exterior of my new home?

...framed walls with r22 batt insulation and vapour barrier on the inside and just house wrap on the outside was what the original plans called for but I see many ...

Posted by Alex Kesheshian April 23, 2020, 12:22 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Can you help with passive solar greenhouse exterior wall details?

I have started construction on a 38'x20' passive solar greenhouse. 2x6 framed walls on south side with many windows. Struggling a bit on: 1) Best insulation ...

Posted by Rick Carter Aug. 11, 2020, 8:06 a.m. Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums 1 Responses

How can I get rid of moisture between the vapor barrier and the insulation in a basement?

...inside of the vapor barrier i.e. the side closest to the insulation. The vapor barrier is dry to the touch from inside the basement. The answer is actually pret...

Posted by David Mitchell Aug. 14, 2018, 6:32 p.m. Basements improvements 45 Responses

How should I install XPS insulation in a basement?

...inside. Now I’m looking to finish a portion of the basement and I don’t want to cause any problems by trapping moisture. I’m planning on putting 2” of XPS aga...

Posted by Ken Hunold Dec. 27, 2020, 7:22 p.m. Basements improvements 0 Responses

Can you use Foam boards on basement walls to stop condensation?

...inside of the foam board and still be a problem? Hoping to just be able to apply foam to regulate the concrete temps and prevent inside warmer air from touchi...

Posted by Chad Johnson Dec. 21, 2019, 7:59 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

Which type of exterior insulation to use on a house?

...framed , cavities filled with batt insulation and old 3 mil vapour barrier inside The 2x4 framing is actually sheathed with a buffalo board type of material o...

Posted by Trevor Marshand May 26, 2020, 1:16 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Can you Insulate a cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?

...framed with 1.5”-2.5” gap between back of studs and CMU wall. I was planing on the following assembly : CMU Wall (cinder blocks) Rockwool comfortboard 8...

Posted by Victor B June 19, 2019, 11:41 p.m. Basements improvements 6 Responses

How do you Insulate a 3 season cottage?

...inside or the outside? And what kind of insulation is better? The inside of the cottage right now has no finished walls From what you describe, I would do it fr...

Posted by Terry Skindilias April 23, 2019, 9:27 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 4 Responses

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

...framed windows themselves do not stand out as having higher rates of air leakage, but they do require more maintenance, inside and out, due to the natural relat...

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

What are the options for adding Exterior Roof Insulation?

...framed with vaulted ceilings (standard scissor trusses). It was built in the mid 1990s to the R-2000 standard. I am looking to take it to a passive house level ...

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

What is the best way to insulate my basement?

...framed walls on top. The framed areas have fiberglass insulation but the concrete is bare. I want to finish these walls with a newly framed wall covering the ...

Posted by Chris Rogers Oct. 27, 2019, 11:23 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 3 Responses

What do you think of Legalett Wall Insulation?

...framed houses, and done with 2x4’s as well since you no longer need the depth of the studs to accommodate batts. The fact that it is a foam product can give it ...

Posted by Igal H Aug. 19, 2020, 3:52 p.m. Walls and Roofs 1 Responses

Can you create a passive wine cellar by insulating and air sealing a crawl space?

...inside. Does this at all affect your recommendation? I’m still mildly puzzled by your ‘crawlspace’ as it is all above grade and framed with wood, but, a seale...

Posted by JC Wong April 2, 2021, 6:50 p.m. Crawl spaces 5 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a Multi-material wall?

...inside. Does this change the risks associated with adding wall and ceiling eps insulation to the inside of my cold room? The way you explain it I don't really...

Posted by Steve J Sept. 29, 2020, 10:15 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses

Why is there condensation behind my vapor barrier?

...framed the walls with and was it wet? Any chance the Rockwool batts got wet? What is the inside-to-out wall assembly, can the wall dry to the outside? And where...

Posted by John Young Oct. 11, 2021, 4:50 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Rain being drawn through windows on new build.

...inside the house. We observed the incident and it appeared that water was bubbling in through the window frames and under the window and door seals, almost as t...

Posted by Kylie Bonavia Oct. 1, 2021, 8:27 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Should I put foam boards right against my basement wall or leave an air gap?

...inside of the wall or leave a gap for air? I understand mold will not grow on the board but I am afraid that there are very small cracks in the mortar in-betwee...

Posted by Elijah Hargett Jan. 9, 2021, 5:31 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 4 Responses