Insulating a cottage / Discussions

How do you Insulate a 3 season cottage?

...ay want to do that as well at some point. An easy way to do that is with spray foam, and we specifically recommend looking for a brand that has switched ot safe...

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

Should I use vapour barrier on ceiling of three season cottage?

...at very low temperatures. If you are insulating and heating the cottage I would definitely include a vapour barrier. It will also act as an air barrier if you t...

Posted by Erica Pennell Sept. 14, 2021, 7:58 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do you insulate a cottage crawlspace and install radiant floor heat?

...awl space. Also we are trying to make it an all season cottage so a fully heated floor would be ideal. What is the best was to seal the complete cottage foot pr...

Posted by Todd hall June 28, 2020, 8:36 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

Should you insulate an A-frame cottage with cathedral ceiling from the exterior or interior?

...an vary between freezing and -20. Thank you! To turn a 3 season cottage into a 4 season permanent home is always a bit tricky , in the case of an A frame that w...

Posted by J Genereaux Oct. 26, 2020, 10:38 a.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do you insulate a crawlspace with dirt floor?

...ave a cottage with a crawl space near Halliburton, Ontario,Canada. It has a solid block perimeter but has a dirt floor. Also, there is a very large rock under t...

Posted by sal Bellicoso Oct. 30, 2019, 4:56 p.m. Crawl spaces 2 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a crawl space?

...ave a small cottage in sothern ontario (Canada) than I am going to rent out for the winter, it was never used in the winter and we have installed a furnace in t...

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

Why insulate the walls rather than the floor joists in a crawlspace?

...as insulation or a vapor barrier on the floor to prevent moisture from evaporating into the air. Hi i have a small cottage in sothern ontario (Canada) than i am...

Posted by Ron Monk June 2, 2021, 9:31 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses

Do I need to spray foam the ceiling of my crawl space to help winterize it?

...alls and concrete slab floor with spray foam, that would act as a vapour barrier as well as air barrier and thermal barrier. It hardens enough that you can walk...

Posted by Sheilagh Thompson Jan. 21, 2021, 1:48 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

Is it a good or bad idea to spray foam directly on the interior of shiplap siding?

...all (air barrier, vapor barrier, insulation, weather barrier) , so you should have an air space separating your control layers and your siding to allow humid ai...

Posted by MITCHELL KOCH Aug. 21, 2020, 3:49 p.m. Exterior cladding 1 Responses

How do you insulate a crawlspace?

...ause of your problem is actually the inclusion of ventilation, which is a fairly common mistake. In most regional climates across Canada, ventilating a crawlspa...

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