Mineral wool / Discussions

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 2 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

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

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

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

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 Insulate a Cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?

...wool insulation boards can go right against the CMU wall (Rockwool / mineral wool is not harmed by moisture, so you alleviate the risk or mold forming inside wa...

Posted by Victor B June 19, 2019, 11:41 p.m. Basements improvements 5 Responses

What is the best way to seal around windows?

...Mineral wool insulation like Rockwool , formerly known as Roxul is our batt insulation of choice due partly to it’s composition of being largely recycled, but a...

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Oct. 8, 2019, 8:53 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

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

...wool (or mineral wool) panels are a safe bet for you as they do not stop the outward migration of moisture. There are two brands that may be available in Saskat...

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

Is EPS or XPS better for use in basement rim joists? Should faced or unfaced foam boards be used?

...Mineral wool insulation in a basement, proper steps should always be taken. Mineral wool worries me less than fiberglass since it isn't harmed by moisture, but ...

Posted by Thomas Dispenza Sept. 8, 2019, 12:43 a.m. Basements improvements 6 Responses

What is the best foam board insulation under drywall

...mineral wool insulation for the fact that it has high recycled content, it handles incidental moisture far better than fiberglass insulation, it has a higher R ...

Posted by Wesley Pracht Jan. 11, 2020, 8:10 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do you prevent walls from rotting in humid climates?

...mineral wool that is less susceptible to moisture damage. Be meticulous with your air barrier to limit the amount of humid air that will escape through walls....

Posted by Rose Alderson Nov. 5, 2018, 4:34 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Combo structural sheathing, WRB and thin insulation panel in Ontario?

...wool (formerly Roxul) mineral wool insulation? We really like it when insulating the exterior of existing walls because it doesn’t trap moisture and it isn’t ne...

Posted by Steve Bull Jan. 14, 2020, 6:06 p.m. Walls and Roofs 3 Responses

Can you install foam boards directly against basement walls?

...mineral wool , Rockwool and then drywall overtop. a 6 mil poly barrier before drywall will prevent your wall from drying, hopefully your municipal building insp...

Posted by Ted Gorab Oct. 3, 2019, 6:09 p.m. Basements improvements 4 Responses

Is the ZIP sheathing system good or bad for water control?

...mineral wool insulation OSB sheathing c/w fully adhered exterior sheathing membrane OR Zip system 2x6 walls c/w batt insulation GWB c/w vapour retardant p...

Posted by Trevor Prinz Nov. 26, 2019, 4:03 p.m. Walls and Roofs 4 Responses

Halo Exterra rigid exterior insulation - has anyone work with it?

...Mineral Wool to prevent rot in building envelopes. Hi Mike I live an hour north of Winnipeg on lake Winnipeg. It's a family cottage build in 1927 which I no...

Posted by George Shannon Jan. 21, 2020, 3:39 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 3 Responses

How do you finish the exterior of slab on grade?

...mineral wool insulation (now known as Rockwool ) on the exterior of the slab we included a cement board inside the form, and we rigged up our own solution to at...

Posted by Dave Derouin Oct. 18, 2018, 1:45 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

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

...wool mineral wool insulation that will let moisture move right through it, which will allow your walls to dry to the exterior. We can try to help a bit more, bu...

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