Rockwool insulation / Discussions

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

Halo Exterra rigid exterior insulation - has anyone work with it?

...Rockwool or 4 inches of Halo rigid insulation, I'd be less concerned that if you were only putting 1 inch of Halo. If you go with Rockwool then I imagine the ...

Posted by George Shannon Jan. 21, 2020, 3:39 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 3 Responses

How do you best use polyiso insulation in a basement?

...insulation panels here – Rigid insulation panels: which ones are best for different applications EPS or Rockwool are typically our preferred products for ba...

Posted by Iain Matheson Jan. 24, 2020, 7:45 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What is the best way to seal around windows?

...insulation like Rockwool , formerly known as Roxul is our batt insulation of choice due partly to it’s composition of being largely recycled, but also that it h...

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Oct. 8, 2019, 8:53 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

What is the best foam board insulation under drywall

...insulation. I would like to replace with R15 Rockwool and about 1" of foam board insulation attached to the stud and seams taped. Then I would set 1/2" drywall ...

Posted by Wesley Pracht Jan. 11, 2020, 8:10 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What do I in my basement where new insulation meets old?

...insulation types? (Old Poly vapour sheet and fibreglass insulation vs new Rockwool and EPS) How do address the areas where the EPS is adjacent to the old insu...

Posted by Steve J July 20, 2019, 10:01 p.m. Basements improvements 2 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

I have many issues with my house where should I start?

...Rockwool batts , I don’t believe they still provide a loose fill insulation . Alternatively you could use loose blown cellulose insulation . As for your quest...

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Sept. 29, 2019, 3:08 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Basement reno - How do I effectively insulate my basement?

...Rockwool, then EPS + Drywall? or Just sandwich+seal EPS panels to build it up to the foundation wall insulation? Specific order: After gluing the EPS agai...

Posted by Steve J Feb. 13, 2019, 10:25 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

Is it normal that condensation forms on the windows of my new home?

...rockwool and R3 panel insulation. The windows are double glazed wood and aluminum. I do not have an air exchanger yet, I’m wondering if that is part of the prob...

Posted by Kevin Newman April 19, 2017, 10:30 a.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Can you Insulate a cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?

...Rockwool insulation boards can go right against the CMU wall (Rockwool / mineral wool is not harmed by moisture, so you alleviate the risk or mold forming insid...

Posted by Victor B June 19, 2019, 11:41 p.m. Basements improvements 5 Responses

Followup to the question How do you install Larsen Trusses on a home in Minneapolis?

...insulation. I’m still looking at the Rockwool Comfort Board 80 option too. Would it work to use a self adhering WRB, on the sheathing and then insulate with ...

Posted by Ken Traefald Feb. 27, 2020, 1:49 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do you insulate a crawlspace with dirt floor?

...insulation/winterization/moisture? At this point, I’m thinking to simply put a 6 mill poly on the dirt floor to keep the moisture out and to put rockwool in t...

Posted by sal Bellicoso Oct. 30, 2019, 4:56 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

What is the best to insulate metal structures for all seasons?

...insulation that limits moisture retention and encourages breathability would be best. My current research leads me to lean towards "wool" insulations such as sh...

Posted by Morgan Aldridge Jan. 19, 2019, 1:53 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Which exterior insulation is best to create at thermal break in an bungalow in Alberta?

Do you have any advice with spray cork renders vs. fully insulating the outside of our home with rockwool or foam board and new siding. We need a cost effectiv...

Posted by Rebekah Barnes Jan. 17, 2020, 10:07 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What kind of insulation do you recommend to put on my exterior sheet rock wall?

...insulation to the outside of our stucco siding (concrete like material, about 3/4" thick). I was thinking about attaching large insulating panels (styrofoam or ...

Posted by Uwe Thomas May 22, 2020, 10 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 0 Responses

Which type of exterior insulation to use on a house?

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

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

What is the best insulation Under 2" Cement flat Roof in NYC?

...insulation, but there you go. You can read more about it here - The difference between Polyiso, EPS & XPS Foam Insulation & Styrofoam It's still a great ins...

Posted by Rafael Mor March 29, 2019, 5:19 a.m. Roof assemblies - new construction 1 Responses