Insulate insulation / Discussions

What is the best way to insulate the exterior of a post and beam timber frame with rigid insulation?

...insulate on the exterior with no interior insulation as I wish to keep the bones of the barn exposed internally. Wall currently has 3/4" Shiplap pine sheathing ...

Posted by Ron Busch Nov. 12, 2021, 2:53 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 0 Responses

Can you use Hemp insulation to insulate a metal structure?

...insulate a metal structure? Ie. Camper van. Anytime you put insulation on either side of metal, like putting batts of insulation between metal studs on exterior...

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

How do you insulate a 70s home with 2x4 walls that has fiber glass insulation?

What is the best way to insulate from the outside? Rock wool? How costly of a project is this? Here is an article that will give you a starting place about tea...

Posted by Mark Aussenegg Nov. 26, 2018, 6:49 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

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

...insulation or fiberglass insulation over your head during a rain storm and see if you stay dry (spoiler alert you will get wet). Then, hold a batt of of insulat...

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

What do I in my basement where new insulation meets old?

...insulation types? (Old Poly vapour sheet and fibreglass insulation vs new Rockwool and EPS) How do address the areas where the EPS is adjacent to the old insu...

Posted by Steve J July 20, 2019, 10:01 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

how do I find pricing on hemp insulation?

...insulate four walls and the ceiling with hemp insulation. I have no idea of the cost to do so.

Posted by Goober Pyle March 16, 2021, 1:35 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 0 Responses

Is it common to insulate the Plumbing lines for modern buildings?

...insulation is required for building plumbing lines. Only wall insulation. I know many modern buildings (even in third world countries) insulate the plumbing lin...

Posted by Babak K July 17, 2020, 1:49 a.m. Plumbing and water heaters 2 Responses

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

...insulate the outside basement wall, to the roof, then re-side the house, and insulate roof. Or insulate inside basement walls, and insulate the roof. What is th...

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

How do you Insulate a 3 season cottage?

...insulate the rest of the cottage from inside or the outside? And what kind of insulation is better? The inside of the cottage right now has no finished walls Fr...

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

Why are half of my basement walls are not insulated and should I add insulation?

...insulation covered with clear plastic and a black plastic border nailed into the concrete but the bottom half of the walls are left uninsulated. I have a wood f...

Posted by Jake Morel Dec. 28, 2020, 8:58 p.m. Basements improvements 0 Responses

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

...insulation in the attic. I have started the insulation in the floor joist from the crawlspace. I would like to know the correct way to insulate my crawl space r...

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

What is the best way to insulate exterior walls of a mid-70's Pioneer Log home?

...insulate the walls or should I do it all at the same time? So far it seems the best route for insulation is an air barrier applied to the exterior then insulati...

Posted by Keith McDevitt Nov. 15, 2020, 12:01 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 0 Responses

Is insulating an existing home from the outside a good solution?

...insulation is inadequate. We have been told that blown-in insulation only works for empty walls - our walls have insulation but it does not seem to be enough. I...

Posted by Cate Prichard June 26, 2021, 3:27 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

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

...insulate my basement wall and the embeded floor joists? Right now the home has roxul insulation in the ceiling space as sound proofing and the roxul/batt insula...

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 1930s brick house from the outside?

...insulation right now. I want to insulate the house from the outside with as high R value as possible. After insulation I was thinking James Hardie siding. A...

Posted by Stephane Marcotte Sept. 2, 2021, 2:42 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 2 Responses

Which insulation do I use for interior walls of a framed in bunker?

...insulate, any typical wall insulate and wall assembly would suffice - like fiberglass batts, Rockwool, rigid foam etc. Here is our page on Choosing the right in...

Posted by Dale Klubertanz March 23, 2021, 10:38 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

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

...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/resetting...

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

What's the best way to seal a crawl space and insulate?

...insulate? Currently it is a vented space. Should the vents be closed permanently? The floor joists have batt insulation in them now. I have a vapor barrier with...

Posted by Steven Johnston Feb. 23, 2021, 12:35 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses