Rigid / Discussions

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 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?

...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

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?

...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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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 J. Ferguson Nov. 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 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

What type of insulation under an outdoor deck frame with 2x8s?

...rigid board to close it off and limit rodent. I m in Quebec Canada so winters are cold. The walls are aluminium, i though I could insulate them with 1.5 " rig...

Posted by Eric Dalpe Sept. 15, 2020, 9:13 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 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