Rigid insulation / Discussions

What type of insulation should I put on the exterior of my new home?

...insulation on the exterior as well. The most common rigid insulation used on the exterior of buildings is EPS foam, there are options but EPS would be the easie...

Posted by Alex Kesheshian April 23, 2020, 12:22 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

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

...insulation to the outside of our stucco siding (concrete like material, about 3/4" thick). I was thinking about attaching large insulating panels (styrofoam or ...

Posted by Uwe Thomas May 22, 2020, 10 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 0 Responses

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

...insulation, should Therm Insulation or Stainless screws be used? Is it necessary to have the double thread design of ThermInsulation screws when insulating with...

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

Which type of exterior insulation to use on a house?

...rigid insulation and then vinyl siding My questions are the following.... Which rigid insulation would be best for this application. My main concern is vapo...

Posted by Trevor Marshand May 26, 2020, 1:16 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 0 Responses

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

...insulation products on the market, Halo rigid panels seem similar to many others, and most of the ones we see work very well when applied properly and in the pr...

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

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

...insulation but no effective vapour barrier. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Insulating an old brick house from the interior or exterior and adding a vap...

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

Can Rockwool be installed over Type II EPS?

...insulation to an existing exterior wall, it is important not to trap moisture. Rockwool insulation is one of our preferred methods for adding insulation to the ...

Posted by Brian Bonnell March 30, 2020, 11:04 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Can you install foam boards directly against basement walls?

...rigid fome to Install two inches of rigid insulation board directly against concrete. A mold expert told me to put the board on top of the framing, not directly...

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

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

...rigid board insulations are a vapour barrier, some are not. Some are air barriers, some are not. XPS foam insulation at about 1 inch thick will act as a vapour ...

Posted by Joe F Nov. 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses

Should a Vapor Barrier be installed over Exterior Grade Plywood?

...Rigid Foam insulation. In the future I may add A/C to the cottage. Do you believe a Vapor Barrier to be necessary? Thank-you Michael Vapor barriers can be a pro...

Posted by Michael Klauck March 6, 2020, 1:24 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 1 Responses

Where should I put a vapour retarder?

...insulation. On the other hand it seems theoretical, or technical, to put on one layer of insulation, then the vapour barrier, and then the rest of the insulatio...

Posted by Jeffrey Connell March 14, 2020, 4:25 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 4 Responses

Can you spray foam a house from the outside?

...insulation at the same time. Right now there is 1/2" rigid foam with foil directly under the siding. Someone recommended removing the sheathing and doing spray ...

Posted by Joan Lawrence July 11, 2019, 7:17 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

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

...rigid foam insulation and then faced fiberglass batts and then plywood subfloor of the outdoor deck. The rigid foam was not sealed (no air barrier) and this p...

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

How do you insulated a crawlspace with dirt floor?

...rigid foam panels on the concrete block walls (2 inch) The cottage is 900 square ft. To complicate things, we have just made a 400 square foot addition on concr...

Posted by sal Bellicoso Oct. 30, 2019, 4:56 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

Can you use polyiso insulation on the exterior of a wall behind cedar siding on the west coast?

...rigid insulation panels here – Rigid insulation panels, how to choose the best ones for different applications You will read in that article a bit more abou...

Posted by Iain Matheson Jan. 28, 2020, 10:38 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Should you put insulation on the outside of a cinder block wall in a desert?

...insulation in any climate – What is the right amount of insulation for an energy efficient green home? That page should help you figure the answers to you q...

Posted by Michael Apodaca March 9, 2020, 3:10 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Do I need a standard 6 mil poly vapor barrier with dense cellulose exterior wall?

...insulation. I've opened the wall cavity and plan to use a dense pack cellulose to achieve R-14. The exterior wall is plank sheathing with paper wrap, followed b...

Posted by jeff Chormann May 1, 2020, 9:18 a.m. Air and vapour barriers 2 Responses

What is the best insulation Under 2" Cement flat Roof in NYC?

...rigid board insulation for a flat roof, and there are several to choose from. Probably one of the more common types of insulation used for flat roofs is rigid p...

Posted by Rafael Mor March 29, 2019, 5:19 a.m. Roof assemblies - new construction 1 Responses