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 3 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

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 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 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

How would you insulate a shipping container house?

...insulate these structures in a sealed blanket of form insulation panels with a thermal break between the insulating panels and the steel walls of the shipping c...

Posted by Randy Moory July 20, 2021, 7:02 p.m. Tiny house 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

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

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

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

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

What is the best way to insulate a crawl space?

...insulated in different ways, but the main thing is to make sure it is insulated somewhere at least, be it between the joists or the floor. You can leave a secti...

Posted by Murray Kipp Sept. 17, 2021, 7:35 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 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

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

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

How do you insulate concrete basement walls and avoid mould?

...insulate it. I have put the Rock Wool in the rim joices. I had one panel of styrofoam board that was left over. I put it up against the basement wall. When I re...

Posted by William Hunter Feb. 22, 2021, 11:40 a.m. Basements 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 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