Mineral wool / Discussions

Do you have an updated recommendation for attaching exterior mineral wool insulation?

...mineral wool you built a few years ago? The way we attached mineral wool insulation on the LEED Platinum Edelweiss House worked well, but was pretty labour inte...

Posted by Fred D Aug. 31, 2020, 1:07 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Can I purchase XPS made with HFOs?

...mineral wool? We have reason to believe that sometime in 2020 there will be a switch to HFO blowing agents with a much lower Global Warming Potential (GWP), but...

Posted by Kate Noblio Dec. 14, 2019, 12:35 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 3 Responses

How should I insulate basement Walls in climate zone 5?

...mineral wool between the studs. I do not plan to apply any vapor barrier to the concrete or between the studs and drywall and the mineral wool has no vapor barr...

Posted by Chad Johnson March 25, 2019, 8:33 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Can you run plumbing in exterior walls?

...mineral wool? The interior basement walls have been insulated with 2" of EPS (R-10) and then wood studs constructed against the eps and filled with mineral wo...

Posted by Steve J Feb. 22, 2021, 10:28 p.m. Plumbing and water heaters 1 Responses

Are mice droppings and urine toxic?

...mineral wool. They dug holes in the wool and left a lot of feces. I would like to know if their traces are toxic for humans, and would you recommend changing th...

Posted by JT Nov. 14, 2017, 4:49 p.m. Pest control 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a Multi-material wall?

...mineral wool batts) and condition it with the interior space. I plan on having a door and pass through vent. I have removed all the wood forms and also plan to ...

Posted by Steve J Sept. 29, 2020, 10:15 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses

Can you insulate a concrete block basement walls with only rockwool?

...mineral wool and mold resistant drywall and paint with latex paint. Floor would be dimpled mat over concrete slab and vinyl plank flooring. No current plan to s...

Posted by Aarne Valikangas Jan. 1, 2021, 9:22 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

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

...mineral wool insulation with studs on 16oc all the way until Joist levels. ( Not insulated) can touch concrete. And no Vapor barrier. The basement is also dry a...

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

Can you use Foam boards on basement walls to stop condensation?

...mineral wool in between the stud bays but not all dry walled yet. My issue is that since insulation was added on one of the walls (all others checked and fine) ...

Posted by Chad Johnson Dec. 21, 2019, 7:59 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

Is there any risk to a concrete foundation from adding interior insulation?

...mineral wool batts and drywall with latex paint. I'd like to do something simple (EPS + plywood) on the concrete floor too. The rest of the house is double bric...

Posted by Drew Tozer Jan. 5, 2021, 12:57 p.m. Basements improvements 9 Responses

What is the best way to deal with a drop ceiling in a high humidity room?

...mineral wool or fiberglass batts. But the tongue and groove boards would be nailed through the 1/2 inch plywood "air tight" barrier layer into 2x4s (no nails in...

Posted by steve Roberts Dec. 24, 2019, 8:01 p.m. Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces 1 Responses

How should I install XPS insulation in a basement?

...mineral wool insulation in the space to keep the floor above warmer, if there will be no condensation in the space.) I don’t mind piecing XPS (Option 1) but I...

Posted by Ken Hunold Dec. 27, 2020, 7:22 p.m. Basements improvements 0 Responses

Should I install a poly moisture barrier before the rigid foam board against a basement wall?

...mineral wool batts, Smart barrier vapour retarder, mold resistant drywall, latex primer, and latex paint. I should also mention that I plan to use a subfloor ...

Posted by DONandCATHY Crenna Dec. 14, 2020, 2:21 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a 2x8 wall?

...wool comes in batt insulation as well as rigid, so I wouldn’t be cutting it up to fit anywhere, they should have the sizes you need. Rockwool, (formerly known a...

Posted by Michael Sweglar July 8, 2020, 10:43 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 3 Responses

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

...mineral wool / rock wool insulation as they aren’t harmed by moisture and it will pass right through it. Walls need to be able to dry, so anytime you are adding...

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

What is the best material to use for wall and roof insulation?

...mineral wool insulation (common brand association being Rockwool formerly known as Roxul), and dense packed cellulose . Very important along with which insula...

Posted by Babak K July 12, 2020, 8:43 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

What is the best way to do a cottage reno adding an insulation blanket?

...mineral wool / Rockwool insulation as it doesn’t trap moisture. That’s a much safer way. Mineral wool is sort of a ‘foolproof’ insulation in that way, as moistu...

Posted by Barton Rowe Feb. 28, 2021, 1:27 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 2 Responses

Can you use Hemp insulation to insulate a metal structure?

...wool / mineral wool insulation as it is also less likely to be harmed by any incidental exposure to moisture.

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