Insulation / Discussions

Which type of exterior insulation to use on a house?

...insulation to) the other 3 sides a 2x4 framed , cavities filled with batt insulation and old 3 mil vapour barrier inside The 2x4 framing is actually sheathe...

Posted by Trevor Marshand May 26, 2020, 1:16 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 0 Responses

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

...insulation, should Therm Insulation or Stainless screws be used? Is it necessary to have the double thread design of ThermInsulation screws when insulating with...

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?

...insulation to the outside of our stucco siding (concrete like material, about 3/4" thick). I was thinking about attaching large insulating panels (styrofoam or ...

Posted by Uwe Thomas May 22, 2020, 10 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 0 Responses

What type of insulation should I put on the exterior of my new home?

...insulation on the exterior as well. The most common rigid insulation used on the exterior of buildings is EPS foam, there are options but EPS would be the easie...

Posted by Alex Kesheshian April 23, 2020, 12:22 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Can Rockwool be installed over Type II EPS?

...insulation to an existing exterior wall, it is important not to trap moisture. Rockwool insulation is one of our preferred methods for adding insulation to the ...

Posted by Brian Bonnell March 30, 2020, 11:04 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Can you use spray foam Insulation under a slab?

...insulation is the most common choice of insulation, for performance and cost. I wouldn’t go as far as saying you 'couldn't' use spray foam below a slab, but I’m...

Posted by Linda Martin April 6, 2020, 11:54 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Can you put hemp insulation in an attic?

...insulation can I use with the radient barrier? Hemp or wool? Where can I buy hemp? Thanks! You can order Hemp insulation through Ecohome , and hemp is a natural...

Posted by Pamella Weatherly-Phillips Aug. 16, 2019, 11:49 a.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How much insulation should I install underneath my concrete slab in my basement?

...insulation is necessary, but want to know what the experts think. If insulation is required, how much and what type is recommended? You absolutely need to insta...

Posted by Scott Antonation Sept. 27, 2019, 1:06 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

Is it ok to add insulation between joists in a crawl space?

...insulation between the floor joists? Over or under pipes? I want to do this myself, simply, so was looking at something like bubble-roll type of insulation to s...

Posted by Cheryl Bottomley May 11, 2020, 3:17 p.m. Crawl spaces 0 Responses

Can you add external insulation to a brick home?

...insulation. It is painted brick and we are interested in adding insulation and recladding the exterior. Is this the best way to go? What kind of products should...

Posted by Rachel Kaiser April 2, 2020, 9:11 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What do you do about plastic over upside down insulation in crawlspace

...insulation to stop moisture from from getting into the insulation? Instead of tearing it down ($$$) or trying to turn it over. I was told by an insulation guy t...

Posted by Lisa Milne May 13, 2020, 12:57 p.m. Crawl spaces 0 Responses

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

...insulation types? (Old Poly vapour sheet and fibreglass insulation vs new Rockwool and EPS) How do address the areas where the EPS is adjacent to the old insu...

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

Do frost lines where studs are on a wall show a failure of spray foam insulation?

...insulation in a wall assembly. The best method of wood frame construction would always include continuous insulation on the exterior of walls, without that yo...

Posted by Gerald Crozier July 22, 2019, 10:24 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

What is the best insulation Under 2" Cement flat Roof in NYC?

...insulation, but there you go. You can read more about it here - The difference between Polyiso, EPS & XPS Foam Insulation & Styrofoam It's still a great ins...

Posted by Rafael Mor March 29, 2019, 5:19 a.m. Roof assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Where would I go for guidance on structural design of footings that sit on top of high-density insulation?

...insulation layer. DJB It would be a structural engineer you're looking for, and while we have a team here that deal with everything LEED & Passive House related...

Posted by Douglas Bennion July 31, 2019, 4:34 p.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

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

...insulation and should I use a house wrap over the insulation. Any advice would be most welcomed. Thanks There’s no need for an air gap between the wood and insu...

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

I'm looking at installing rigid insulation the exterior of My Double brick 1880s

...insulation but no effective vapour barrier. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Insulating an old brick house from the interior or exterior and adding a vap...

Posted by Gordon CASWELL Dec. 13, 2019, 11:38 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

For home renovation, is it better to install insulation on the inside or outside?

...insulation. Spray foam provides the insulation, vapour barrier as well as an air barrier, so it’s a nice all in one solution, though we would recommend you so...

Posted by Neil Richardson Jan. 29, 2019, 4:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses