Insulate / Discussions

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

Can you use Hemp insulation to insulate a metal structure?

Can you use this to insulate a metal structure? Ie. Camper van. Anytime you put insulation on either side of metal, like putting batts of insulation between me...

Posted by Jen Moffat Sept. 23, 2020, 1:16 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 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 4 Responses

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

...insulate the plumbing lines to dampen the noise as the water runs through pipes so it's quiet, as well as for heat insulation of hot water lines. What do you th...

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

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

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

How do you insulate a crawlspace with dirt floor?

...insulate and try to make it a 4 season cottage. We are not sure if I should insulate the ceiling of the crawl space or to simply try to get a floor. Some people...

Posted by sal Bellicoso Oct. 30, 2019, 4:56 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

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

...insulate the foundation walls. There is a full basement and the ceiling height is about 7 feet with above ground windows. I want to insulate from air and from w...

Posted by carole roseman Jan. 5, 2020, 2:39 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 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 the crawl space of an old home?

...insulate the crawl space of an old home, either you can insulate the ground and keep the crawl space warm, or insulate between the joists as you mention and kee...

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

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

...insulate the building. When renovating exterior walls you need to observe the normal practices for wall assemblies or ‘control layers’, meaning air barriers, va...

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

How do you insulate a crawlspace?

...insulate a crawl space properly to avoid And before you start work, best to check if you have a radon gas problem, read more here - How to remove radon gas fr...

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

What is the best way to insulate the exterior walls of an older home?

I have an older home in Toronto with plaster lathe walls with no insulation behind them. I want to insulate the walls but not remove the plaster as it's still ...

Posted by Geoff Kavanagh June 30, 2020, 4:01 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 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

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