Metal studs / Discussions

Which insulation do I use for interior walls of a framed in bunker?

...studs and the structure is some kind of outdoor plywood, concrete floor and metal pump pan. The building is on posts. Need to determine best way to insulate alo...

Posted by Dale Klubertanz March 23, 2021, 10:38 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Followup to the question How do you install Larsen Trusses on a home in Minneapolis?

...studs, and is insulated with blown in cellulose. The exterior sheathing boards are1x's. I’ve done thermal scans of the walls. There doesn’t seem to be excessive...

Posted by Ken Traefald Feb. 27, 2020, 1:49 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Can you use Hemp insulation to insulate a metal structure?

...metal structure? Ie. Camper van. Anytime you put insulation on either side of metal, like putting batts of insulation between metal studs on exterior walls you ...

Posted by Jen Moffat Sept. 23, 2020, 1:16 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

How do you remove moisture and condensation from basement walls?

...metal studs instead of wood studs as a way to stop the wall from rotting, but that as well is not a good practice. The conductivity of metal means that it will ...

Posted by Aaron Keating July 27, 2019, 4:51 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

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

...metal studs is not at all a cost-effective way to insulate a building due as you know, to the conductivity of metal. When you calculate the R value of a wall as...

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

What do you think of Legalett Wall Insulation?

...metal rail in the middle to secure them to the walls. And you are right, they can be an excellent insulation system for wood-framed houses, and done with 2x4’...

Posted by Igal H Aug. 19, 2020, 3:52 p.m. Walls and Roofs 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

I want to insulate the outside of my house, which type of insulation do you think is best?

...metal studs Insulating attics & Preventing Ice Dams & Icicles We have an older brick home from 1960's, can we insulate from the outside? Hi Hana, yes you ...

Posted by J. Ferguson Nov. 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 12 Responses

What is the best way to finish basement walls?

...studs and Roxul within the stud spacing. The main reason I use the steel studs is for convenience, low noise ( no cutting of wood studs), and no dust. Do not ap...

Posted by Aram Scaram Jan. 21, 2021, 5:13 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

Is there anything I can do about a vapor barrier on the wrong side of a basement wall?

...studs are resting on) is rotted out down there. The studs seem fine apart from the lower inch or so. About six feet is completely gone in one direction from the...

Posted by Iain B Feb. 8, 2021, 2:21 p.m. Basements improvements 7 Responses

What type of insulation under an outdoor deck frame with 2x8s?

...metalstuds’ in some way to provide a nailing surface. That way you could possibly install a thicker layer, then vapour barrier and strapping and Pine. Does th...

Posted by Eric Dalpe Sept. 15, 2020, 9:13 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 4 Responses

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

...metal studs that stay wet will get moldy and rot. Full stop. The suggestion that air with moisture content in the area of 40-50% Relative Humidity in a baseme...

Posted by David Mitchell Aug. 14, 2018, 6:32 p.m. Basements improvements 23 Responses

Can I add Larsen Trusses and cellulose to 1920s House in Minneapolis?

...studs, and is insulated with blown in cellulose. The exterior sheathing boards are 1x 8's. I've done thermal scans of the walls. There doesn't seem to be any ex...

Posted by Ken Traefald Feb. 17, 2020, 2:30 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses