Rockwool insulation / Discussions

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

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

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. Ventilation 1 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

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

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

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

How do you insulated 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

Are mice droppings and urine toxic?

...insulation and before reinstalling new insulation, be sure to do a thorough cleaning. When all the contaminated insulation is removed is the time to find wher...

Posted by JT Nov. 14, 2017, 4:49 p.m. Pest control 1 Responses

What is the best way to frame window openings when adding exterior insulation?

...insulation. Our exterior air barrier membrane comes up into the rough opening, we then put Rockwool insulation between the frame and rough opening and finally t...

Posted by Anwas Qwelten May 30, 2019, 8:16 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

What type of Insulation can I use on the exterior of my home?

...Insulation & Styrofoam There are rigid insulation boards that will act as the insulation only, insulation and air barrier only, or all in one - insulation, ai...

Posted by Scott Muller April 18, 2019, 2:19 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 6 Responses

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

8" semi 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 t...

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

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

...rockwool or foam board and new siding. We need a cost effective solution to create a thermal and air barrier on our 1970s raised bungalow. We have a fully ins...

Posted by Rebekah Barnes Jan. 17, 2020, 10:07 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 0 Responses

Combo structural sheathing, WRB and thin insulation panel in Ontario?

...Rockwool (formerly Roxul) mineral wool insulation? We really like it when insulating the exterior of existing walls because it doesn’t trap moisture and it isn’...

Posted by Steve Bull Jan. 14, 2020, 6:06 p.m. Walls and Roofs 1 Responses

How do you seal windows from the exterior for water and air but not create a vapor seal?

...insulation, and wood sheathing on the exterior. With our window installation technique we had the same: a vapor / air barrier (tape) on the interior, insulation...

Posted by Piyush Prince Nov. 7, 2018, 12:10 a.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

How do you Insulate a 3 season cottage?

...insulation (Rockwool or fiberglass) then a poly vapour barrier, maybe strapping, then drywall. Strapping isn’t absolutely necessary and it will eat up a bit mor...

Posted by Terry Skindilias April 23, 2019, 9:27 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 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