Insulation / Discussions

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

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

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

What is the best insulation for a small energy neutral home project?

...insulation for your needs as well as determine the right amount of insulation for energy efficiency . And we’re always happy to discuss eco friendly building ma...

Posted by Dan Gull Nov. 11, 2019, 6:40 a.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 3 Responses

What type of Insulation can I use on the exterior of my home?

...Insulation & Styrofoam There are rigid insulation boards that will act as the insulation only, insulation and air barrier only, or all in one - insulation, ai...

Posted by Scott Muller April 18, 2019, 2:19 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 6 Responses

How can I get rid of moisture between the vapor barrier and the insulation in a basement?

...insulation in the basement. Subsequently it probably rained and moisture got in through the unsealed basement windows. Now, I can see the condensation on the in...

Posted by David Mitchell Aug. 14, 2018, 6:32 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

Is a vapor barrier necessary under a concrete slab with foam insulation and if so, where does go?

We're soon building a slab on grade foundation for our new cabin in Montana and I've decided to sit it on a 4" EPS foam insulation so the slab will retain some...

Posted by Grady 22 Aug. 17, 2019, 12:19 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 3 Responses

What is the right amount of insulation for a house?

...insulation underneath. There are times when insulation below the footings gets omitted, that would quickly become the weak spot in your home if you didn’t insul...

Posted by Ryan Gerbrandt Feb. 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m. Passive solar home design 4 Responses

How do you apply vapor barrier and insulation to a CMU house?

This house is located in SC and is built with 8" block walls. What is the best way to insulate and apply vapor barrier. I have to install studs to the interior...

Posted by Scott Brekke Nov. 22, 2019, 9:37 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What is the best way to frame window openings when adding exterior insulation?

...insulation on the exterior of a 2x6 wall, so we installed a plywood extension to allow the window to sit solidly, partly over the exterior board insulation. Our...

Posted by Anwas Qwelten May 30, 2019, 8:16 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

What insulation should I put on basement block walls that is resistant to mold?

...insulation, a drainage matt and weeping tile. You can see a detail of that here on our page about how to insulate basements properly . Having a professional (...

Posted by Ken Gee July 31, 2019, 3:25 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

Where can I buy hemp insulation for home renovation In Durham Region, Ontario?

...insulation in Durham Region area of Ontario, Canada? You can buy hemp insulation at Ecohome for Canada or the US , just send us an email at info@ecohome.net w...

Posted by Virgil N Jan. 23, 2020, 10:50 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses