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Should I insulate my basement ceiling?

...insulated or insulated at all, they have stayed warm in previous winters. Were you to suddenly install insulation on the interior, they will no longer have as m...

Posted by Nina Hartt March 21, 2019, 8:23 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

How do you Insulate a 3 season cottage?

We want 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 ...

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

Can I spray foam insulate from the outside?

...insulate the wall cavity once exposed. I expect to see insufficient or no insulation. After applying spray foam what is best to apply (tyvek vs. something other...

Posted by Kurt Klischuk June 6, 2019, 8:56 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate my basement?

...insulated as the are? 2. Install Foam Boards over the concrete and replace the foam in between the studs and maybe even put the existing fiberglass batt insul...

Posted by Chris Rogers Oct. 27, 2019, 11:23 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 0 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

Basement reno - How do I effectively insulate my basement?

How do insulate and integrate insulation for the wall, floor and rim joists? Details: 2-story house built 1983, located in southern Ontario (GTA). Poured con...

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

Can you Insulate a Cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?

I am looking for advise on how to insulate CMU walkout basement with Rockwool insulation. I have one wall fully above ground (walkout side) one wall fully be...

Posted by Victor B June 19, 2019, 11:41 p.m. Basements improvements 5 Responses

Do I need to insulate under the footings of a frost protected shallow foundation?

Hello, I’m designing a FPSF in Southern Vermont (AFI 2300). I want to fully insulate the radiant slab by including 4″ XPS under the footings but this seems t...

Posted by Jon Piana April 15, 2019, 8:45 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

How do you insulate a crawlspace?

...insulate-crawlspaces This is also a good time to see if you have high levels of radon gas, and to deal with it if so, read more here -

Posted by Drew Weistend Nov. 14, 2017, 9:22 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

How do you insulate a ceiling and finish it on the inside with wood?

...insulate the inside ceiling and add wooden planks. I am concerned that this is a pro job, however, I would like to inquire as to the type of wood light in color...

Posted by antonija klotz Oct. 20, 2019, 7:31 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How to insulate an apartment you don't own?

I'm a tenant, 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 t...

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

How do I insulate my half below grade basement?

...insulate your basement Building better basements: how to insulate your basement properly How to Control Radon Gas in Homes

Posted by tom mckeand Oct. 14, 2019, 11:01 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

How should I insulate basement Walls in climate zone 5?

I live in climate zone 5 in USA and plan to frame basement walls roughly 3” away from concrete and then place mineral wool between the studs. I do not plan to ...

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

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

...insulate a building due as you know, to the conductivity of metal. When you calculate the R value of a wall assembly and factor the thermal bridging that would ...

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

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

...insulated 2 story summer home that has a 2X4 frame and no insulation. At all. The exterior cedar siding keeps it nice and dry, but with winter at -30C / -22F, w...

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

What is the best way to insulate a crawlspace to keep humidity down and stop odors?

...Insulate and Reduce Moisture in a Crawlspace An inch of foam on crawlspace walls is good, but 2 inches would be better. Think about the returns – you’ll be do...

Posted by Dave Bell Oct. 24, 2019, 3:57 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses

How do you seal up an old fireplace chimney?

...insulate and shut it. How can I do that in way where I may be able to use it again in the future if we need it? Thank you. It is relatively simple to insulate a...

Posted by Gord Nov. 2, 2017, 10:06 a.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 3 Responses

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

...insulate the foundation walls. Full basement, ceiling height about 7 feet with above ground windows. Insulate from air and from water. Insualte inside and/or ou...

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