Insulating / Discussions

Is hemp insulating wallboard available in Canada?

...insulating wallboard available in Canada? I have seen some in the uk We will soon be suppling Hemp Insulation and Hemp Building Products , we are currently in t...

Posted by Robin Bakker June 2, 2020, 1:08 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

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

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

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

Which type of exterior insulation to use on a house?

I want to first off thank you for taking the time to read this and hopefully provide some help. I've watched the great videos on here and just want to ensure I...

Posted by Trevor Marshand May 26, 2020, 1:16 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Heco topix screws - which type should be used for attaching insulation outside a house?

...insulating with EPA? What is your batten material? If rigid enough to receive a bit of pressure from the screw head without much deformation I would just use a ...

Posted by Mike Taylor April 7, 2020, 4:45 p.m. Materials and resources 2 Responses

What kind of insulation do you recommend to put on my exterior sheet rock wall?

...insulating panels (styrofoam or similar) similar to the ones they use all over Europe. I am looking for a pointer on where to start and find more information. T...

Posted by Uwe Thomas May 22, 2020, 10 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 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

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 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

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

...insulating after that given my narrow confines? I really can't extend much more than a couple of inches without encroaching, three max... If you have on older h...

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

What is the best approach to insulate the floor in a tiny home, built on a trailer?

I am looking for best approach to insulating a deck over trailer. -frame is 2x6 steel tubing 24" oc (wheel wells under the floor frame) -ideally i do not w...

Posted by Dustin Hartwig May 28, 2020, 4:31 p.m. Tiny house 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

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

Should you allow air flow through a crawl space with a dirt floor?

...insulating the floor from below? We are thinking spray foam? Then would you put plywood to cover that for extra protection from critters? Thank you Amber A cr...

Posted by Amber Murray Aug. 17, 2020, 10 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 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