Insulating / Discussions

Do you have on a category on insulating vans?

Could you please explain the implications of using ecohome between an exterior vehicle metal wall and an interior wall of cloth, wood or best material. Congrat...

Posted by chantal fortier April 14, 2019, 2:08 p.m. Tiny house 1 Responses

Is polyiso board or styrofoam best for insulating when finishing a basement in CO?

We have a concrete basement in decent condition that's about 20 years old in Boulder CO and having had mitigation installed for high radon levels we now want t...

Posted by Evan B. Nov. 21, 2019, 8 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

How do you prevent mold in a finished basement?

...insulating a basement Then, send that link to prospective contractors and if they don’t get it, call another one. For your specific case though, we need more ...

Posted by Brian Cole Nov. 22, 2019, 10:22 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Does insulating a slab on grade make the building less stable?

I want to build a 24 x 26 garage. I would like to do a slab on grade for the obvious savings of not pouring the 4' frost wall and wante to do infloor heating. ...

Posted by Nicolas Jalbert May 28, 2018, 4:56 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Which exterior insulation is best to create at thermal break in an bungalow in Alberta?

...insulating the outside of our home with rockwool or foam board and new siding. We need a cost effective solution to create a thermal and air barrier on our 1970...

Posted by Rebekah Barnes Jan. 17, 2020, 10:07 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 0 Responses

Spray Foam for basements, which of the different types are best environmentally?

We are looking to finish our basement next spring and one builder suggested using spray foam insulation as he says it's a good choice for insulating and sealin...

Posted by Rose Adams Jan. 9, 2020, 9:33 a.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 3 Responses

What is the best way to insulate rim joists with EPS and batts?

...insulating the cripple wall and rim joists? Of the methods you list, myself I would go with the rigid EPS and see if you can make it continuous with the wall in...

Posted by Steve J July 18, 2019, 3:53 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Was the Kenogami House Worth the Cost?

...insulating to code? Comparing the potential cost savings of the reduced spending on energy to heat/cool the home, to the larger mortgage being carried to pay fo...

Posted by dean c March 22, 2019, 3:58 p.m. Planning and Design 1 Responses

Is EPS or XPS better for use in basement rim joists? Should faced or unfaced foam boards be used?

...insulating rim joists, isn't the supposed superiority of foam board insulation over mere fiberglass batting due to the observation that fiberglass is more moist...

Posted by Thomas Dispenza Sept. 8, 2019, 12:43 a.m. Basements improvements 6 Responses

What do I in my basement where new insulation meets old?

...insulating my basement with 2” of EPS against poured concrete foundation, then framing a 2x4 wall, then adding Rockwool. Unfortunately, due to some areas, like ...

Posted by Steve J July 20, 2019, 10:01 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

How do you do insulation the outside of a log home?

...insulating the outside. What I have in mind is vertical 2x4 strapping, 3 1/2" Roxul insulation, horizontal strapping with 1x3s and then either vinyl siding or p...

Posted by Michael Hickey Aug. 2, 2018, 6:03 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Combo structural sheathing, WRB and thin insulation panel in Ontario?

Hi: I am stripping a 150 yr old timber of its 3 layers of siding and re-insulating and leak-sealing the exposed cavities from the outside. I will be re-sheathi...

Posted by Steve Bull Jan. 14, 2020, 6:06 p.m. Walls and Roofs 3 Responses

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

...insulating under footing with a FSPF and if so, how did you determine the requirements for horizontal insulation? Thanks so much in advance, appreciate you ta...

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

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

...insulating interior basement walls, using eps or Rockwool comfort board then 2 x 4 studs with rockwool bats. I've also seen the part about possible breaking flo...

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

What is the best way to insulate embedded joists in a basement Montreal Home?

...insulating the "rim joist". Some say it will rot if insulated. And if insulating the rim joist use only 1inch max. - Link Section 6.2.6 "https://www.nrcan.gc.ca...

Posted by Emil Idf Jan. 7, 2020, 8:34 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

Should I insulate my basement ceiling?

...insulating rim joists and that seems to be a good idea that won’t contribute to moisture problems. It’s not a wet basement, but the block does get a bit of the ...

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

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

I have been researching methods and best practices for insulating metal structures for four season use, esp. the likes of vehicles & campers, realizing that th...

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