Insulate / Discussions

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

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

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

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

What is the best way to insulate a concrete block house?

...insulate my home. I am planning a complete gut including the ceiling and the 4 inches of cellulose in the Attic. For the Attic I am planning on two layers of ...

Posted by kent wardecke Oct. 17, 2020, 11 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

Can you insulate an existing slab on grade floor?

...insulate around the outside of the foundation with 4 inches of closed cell foam sheets up to the bottom of the siding. We're hesitant to do this due to cost and...

Posted by Patrick Berkeley Dec. 31, 2020, 10:14 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 5 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

What is the best way to insulate the basement of an old house?

...insulate the walls first then decide later to do the whole floor? If I don't want to do the whole thing (floor) is the poly necessary on the wall? I wanted to f...

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Jan. 14, 2020, 7:59 p.m. Basements improvements 1 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 3 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

Should I insulate a crawl space from the outside?

...insulate from the outside. As I need to replace the french drains excavation doesn't really add any costs. My concern here is the giant thermal bridge caused by...

Posted by Ryan Argente March 7, 2021, 5:07 p.m. Crawl spaces 0 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 2 Responses

How do I best insulate my century home from the inside?

...insulate with Rockwool batts + Rockwool rigid board over the studs to provide a thermal barrier + Intello (or other) air/vapour barrier to allow breathing/dryin...

Posted by Merner Row Design May 12, 2021, 12:22 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 0 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

How do you insulate an exterior wall from the outside?

We live in an old frame farmouse. I need to replace the the board and batten on one wall. We want to insulate this wall (currently, there's literally no insula...

Posted by Stuart Seldon Feb. 11, 2021, 12:21 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 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 1930s brick house from the outside?

...insulate the house from the outside with as high R value as possible. After insulation I was thinking James Hardie siding. Apparently brick is a problem bec...

Posted by Stephane Marcotte Sept. 2, 2021, 2:42 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 0 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