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Is there thermal bridging in the Edelweiss REMOTE wall?

...wall assembly, the thermal bridging is drastically reduced. There are other attachment systems, such as the fiberglass Cascadia Clips that also reduce the therm...

Posted by David Pantalone Feb. 9, 2020, 4:42 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

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

...wall assembly. Probably the easiest and most affordable method would be ThermalWall rigid foam insulation panels ThermalWall is an EPS rigid foam panel with a...

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

In your Edelweiss house you use 2x6 studs. Why not use 2x4 studs and add 2" rigid on the inside?

...wall between the south-facing windows in the Edelweiss house are fully filled with 2x6s, and would have been much thicker if the structure were made out of 2x4s...

Posted by Tom Wagar Aug. 25, 2019, 3:40 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Can you add external insulation to a brick home?

...wall is actually a good idea to help protect them. When insulating the exterior of an existing house we often recommend Rockwool, it’s a recycled mineral wool...

Posted by Rachel Kaiser April 2, 2020, 9:11 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Can I spray foam insulate from the outside?

...walls of homes here Let us know more details about our wall assembly and what is behind the siding if you'd like, and we may be able to be more helpful.

Posted by Kurt Klischuk June 6, 2019, 8:56 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Heco topix screws - which type should be used for attaching insulation outside a house?

Attaching battens through 4" EPS foam external insulation, should Therm Insulation or Stainless screws be used? Is it necessary to have the double thread desig...

Posted by Mike Taylor April 7, 2020, 4:45 p.m. Materials and resources 2 Responses

How do you re-do the insulation on a old cabin from the outside?

...walls right to the studs in an old cabin in cold/very cold climate. It will be heated once a week in winter. There is no vapor barrier right now in the walls. I...

Posted by Raphael Couture Sept. 14, 2020, 8 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

Is it OK to put 1 inch of EPS under vinyl siding with no wall insulation?

...wall in good shape. would the 1 inch EPS under vinyl siding be a problem with condensation on inside of walls would vapor barrie paint help over the old paint. ...

Posted by Roger Smith Nov. 12, 2019, 6:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses

What ext. wall assembly is recommend for a timber frame house (heavy timber)?

...wall assemblies, but if fire prevention is your concern, I would be looking at things like Metal or stone siding, anything non-combustible. As for insulation, I...

Posted by Heath Jarrett March 10, 2020, 11:38 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

What do you think of insulated T Studs in Canada?

...wall assemblies and improve the overall thermal performance of a home as well an increase home durability, which is what happens when you build more efficient h...

Posted by Lee Watt June 3, 2019, 10:57 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

How do you insulate a 70s home with 2x4 walls that has fiber glass insulation?

...walls . And here's another page all about how best to insulate exterior walls from the outside on older homes . Have a read over that to get some ideas and send...

Posted by Mark Aussenegg Nov. 26, 2018, 6:49 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate the exterior walls of an older home?

...walls with no insulation behind them. I want to insulate the walls but not remove the plaster as it's still in excellent condition. My house goes right to the p...

Posted by Geoff Kavanagh June 30, 2020, 4:01 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses