Rigid insulation / Discussions

What is the best exterior Wall and Roof Rigid Insulation for a barn renovation?

...rigid insulation. 1/4 " Plywood sheathing attached to the Girts, Rigid Insualtion, rain screen (Tyvek?) 2 X 4 or 1 X 4 Strapping screwed through the insulation ...

Posted by Ron Busch June 27, 2020, 3:50 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 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

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?

...rigid insulation , you may also want to check out this page about choosing the right weather barrier and How to install siding so walls can dry .

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

How do you install rigid insulation to the outside of a brick house"

...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

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

...rigid rock wool panel to let moisture pass through? Read more here – Rigid insulation panels for exterior walls – how to choose the right one And I just wan...

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

Can basement walls to dry to the inside with foam board?

...rigid insulation, I wouldn’t worry too much either way about air gap or no air gap, because concrete walls aren’t perfectly uniform, so unless you spread a thic...

Posted by Tim Hanrahan Aug. 20, 2020, 12:34 a.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

Which type of exterior insulation to use on a house?

...rigid insulation so you know the characteristics of each – Choosing the best exterior rigid insulation for renovating old home exteriors Choosing insulation...

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

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

...insulation do you need for green home construction? I would certainly propose more insulation, and to specifically answer your question about vapor – yes, add...

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

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

...insulation on the LEED Platinum Edelweiss House worked well, but was pretty labour intensive. There are a few options for attaching rigid insulation to the exte...

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

Which is the best basement insulation?

...rigid foam, read more here – Choosing the right Rigid Insulation Panels And yes, I would say running the Rigid insulation from the bottom of the concrete an...

Posted by Alex Kesheshian April 23, 2020, 12:29 a.m. Basements 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

Can you help with passive solar greenhouse exterior wall details?

...rigid insulation type to create a thermal break / if that rigid insulation should be breathable. Trying to avoid moisture condensing inside the walls. We live...

Posted by Rick Carter Aug. 11, 2020, 8:06 a.m. Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums 1 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 J. Ferguson 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