Radiant barrier / Discussions

Can you put hemp insulation in an attic?

...radiant barrier you mention a ‘foil barrier’ on the floor of the attic as well as the underside of the roof deck? That would be a vapor barrier if so, just wond...

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

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

...barriers, I'd guess that perforated radiant barriers should be used. Naturally, that still assumes that appropriate air gaps are provided to prevent conductive ...

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

What is the best way to insulate a concrete block house?

...radiant and moisture barrier. Then stud out the inside and R13 insulation then dry wall. Thoughts? What is your climate zone? Experiencing tornadoes is a clue...

Posted by kent wardecke Oct. 17, 2020, 11 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

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

...barriers as a radon barrier, which is better than nothing, but I’d want a thicker one for my home. There is a barrier called Radon Block, which is first of al...

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

How do you install radiant floor heating in an old building?

...radiant barrier on the bottom of the joist before covering the ceiling, this cut our heating bill by about 40%. Heat source is propane fire places w fans origin...

Posted by Rob Doda March 19, 2020, 3:21 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 2 Responses

How do insulate the outside of a log home?

...barrier . Covering the Rockwool boards with a house wrap and then attaching it with strapping may lead to more holes. I would suggest you apply an air barrier...

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

What is the best wall & insulation combination for Colorado?

...barrier and avoiding thermal bridging in the wall assembly. Those links will give you a good starting point, and to really get your head in the game we have thi...

Posted by Jacob Johannessen July 2, 2020, 11:13 a.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses

Can you install electric wire in floor heat cables and cork flooring?

...barrier, then Ouellet OWC-M series electrical heating cable laid under 4inches of concrete and I will be on time of day rates so the concrete heats up at night....

Posted by C Whitby Aug. 7, 2020, 6:43 p.m. Flooring and stairs 2 Responses

Should I build a basement or slab on grade?

...radiant heat, but personally I wouldn’t build a slab without it. Radiant floors are an efficient way to heat a home, and even healthier as you aren’t blowing du...

Posted by robert baker March 27, 2020, 6:54 p.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 9 Responses

What is the right amount of insulation for a house?

...radiant in floor heat. I saw a post with a chart showing code built, better insulated and super insulated. The chart showed monthly payments (mortgage and until...

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

How do you install your own DIY radon mitigation system?

...radiant infloor heat? That would significantly raise the stakes of a DIY project. And if you did test the air already, how high was the reading? Is it finished ...

Posted by Ariel Fridman Jan. 27, 2020, 10:59 a.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 1 Responses

Can you insulate an existing slab on grade floor?

...barrier below, and if not I’d be careful with those to avoid mold buildup. To test the moisture you could tape down 2 foot by 2 foot sheet of 6 mil poly vapor b...

Posted by Patrick Berkeley Dec. 31, 2020, 10:14 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 5 Responses

How well do Legalett slab on grades work?

We are planning a build for June 2020 in Prince Edward County, Ontario where there is 1 ft of topsoil, 2 ft of clay and then bedrock. Structure planned is a bu...

Posted by Steve Sykes Aug. 18, 2019, 3:21 p.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses