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

What is the best exterior rigid foam insulation for under a deck?

...rigid foam insulation panels, which is best? I assume at least some of the insulation will still be exposed above grade, correct? Did you have a finishing pla...

Posted by Andrew Cherubini March 21, 2021, 9:02 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 3 Responses

Can you add exterior rigid foam insulation (e.g. EPS) with replacing windows?

...insulation and plywood exterior. Is there a method to do this that would not put the structure at risk from water penetration? How much benefit would we get fro...

Posted by Peter Milliken Nov. 9, 2020, 9:13 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 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 6 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

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 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

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

Should I densepack wall cavities prior to exterior insulation?

...rigid insulation, so if you went an additional inch or two thicker, you would get far greater R value per dollar than doing cellulose as well. Here you can se...

Posted by Gordon McNair April 13, 2021, 9:21 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 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 6 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

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

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

How thick should EPS foam insulation on basement walls be?

...rigid insulation to use when finishing my basement. I was on a website of an eps insulation manufacturer and under their technical/spec section for this particu...

Posted by Derrick R March 17, 2021, 9:13 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 3 Responses

Can you install foam boards directly against basement walls?

...rigid foam 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 14 Responses

What sized does the Hemp Insulation come in?

...Insulation that I could look at. Also is it a semi-rigid board? Can you make it in rolls? Thank you, Gary

Posted by Gary Stapley Feb. 5, 2021, 6:15 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 0 Responses