Rigid / 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

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

...rigid and 5 1/2" between the studs. why not use 8" semi rigid, 3 1/2" between the studs and 2 " more semi rigid on the inside beneath the gyprock? Is that possi...

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

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

...rigid insulation, benefits worth the cost? Any specific product recommendations? Beyond the environmental benefits of a better insulated house in terms of reduc...

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?

We live in San Jose California. Our house is 50 years old and I would like to add insulation to the outside of our stucco siding (concrete like material, about...

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?

...rigid enough to receive a bit of pressure from the screw head without much deformation I would just use a flange head screw. The double threaded design does not...

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?

...rigid panels seem similar to many others, and most of the ones we see work very well when applied properly and in the proper place. The most common reason that ...

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

There is no space between bricks so we would like to add R20 to the exterior of the house also providing a vapour barrier. A previous owner had taking down the...

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

Can Rockwool be installed over Type II EPS?

...rigid foam to the outside of a house can cause problems since it can trap moisture. That said, it is more of a problem when it is only a thin layer of foam. So ...

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 foam panel and I don't want to choose the wrong one, which do you recommend and how much will I need? Thanks, Michael. When I drive by houses doing exactl...

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?

...rigid rockwool insulation would go up next, then strapping for the exterior sheath, board and batten. I have read that the optimum scenario is to have one-third...

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?

...rigid foam with foil directly under the siding. Someone recommended removing the sheathing and doing spray foam from the outside. It seems we could also drill h...

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

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

What is the best way to insulate rim joists with EPS and batts?

...rigid EPS and see if you can make it continuous with the wall insulation below it. If you install several layers of EPS it will function just like a SIP wall, t...

Posted by Steve J July 18, 2019, 3:53 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a 1780 brick federal with stone foundation in New York?

...rigid insulation, rockwool or EPS . If you are doing the exterior then you can follow the procedures for exterior insulation here in page about the best way to ...

Posted by carole roseman Jan. 5, 2020, 2:39 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses