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

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

...rigid board, or will leaving it exposed once it's secure to the foundation wall be enough? The porch is covered and has skirting so the rigid board is somewhat ...

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

Should I install a poly moisture barrier before the rigid foam board against a basement wall?

...rigid XPS foam board insulation held in place with the special plastic pegs (since the poly will not allow adhesive to affix it to the wall), blue sheathing tap...

Posted by DONandCATHY Crenna Dec. 14, 2020, 2:21 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

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

We are contemplating an energy retrofit to several 1960's chalet style cabins in Northern VT. Budget matters and the windows of the cabins are in reasonably de...

Posted by Peter Milliken Nov. 9, 2020, 9:13 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 0 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

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 9 Responses

What is the best way to install 5" of XPS rigid foam on interior basement walls?

...rigid insulation. It’s a great product; we have reservations about the climate impact as XPS foam has high green house gas emissions , but finding used stuff is...

Posted by Sean MacDonald June 14, 2021, 10:42 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 8 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

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"

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

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

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

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

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 1 Responses

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

...rigid foam insulation panels ThermalWall is an EPS rigid foam panel with a metal rail embedded in the middle of the panel allowing it to be attached 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?

...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

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

We have a cabin in the Bershires of Massachusetts ceilings and floor have been insulated, dense pack celluose in ceilings 4 in Amivic graphite EPS under floors...

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