Roof insulation / Discussions

What are the options for adding Exterior Roof Insulation?

...insulation to a home have been very helpful. But in searching I have not found much related to adding exterior insulation to the roof. Our home does not have an...

Posted by Marlo Raynolds Aug. 29, 2020, 9:19 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 4 Responses

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

...insulation for a flat roof, and there are several to choose from. Probably one of the more common types of insulation used for flat roofs is rigid polyiso board...

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

What is the best exterior Wall and Roof Rigid Insulation for a barn renovation?

...insulation being emplaced with roofing paper / water screen wrapped about 1/2 over the top of the facia board. Metal roof attached to strapping. Walls much th...

Posted by Ron Busch June 27, 2020, 3:50 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the best material to use for wall and roof insulation?

...insulation , you’ll find a list of the pros and cons of different types of insulation here on this page – What is the best insulation for a home? There isn’...

Posted by Babak K July 12, 2020, 8:43 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Need roof repairs, insulation and new tin, are there grants available?

...roof could possibly apply, I don’t think you’ll find much for replacing the roof covering. So my recommendation would be to first do a web search for incentives...

Posted by Ghislaine Morin Aug. 27, 2020, 12:03 p.m. Grants and incentives 1 Responses

How do you insulate a cathedral ceiling?

...roof rafters tend to create thermal bridges. Even with important levels of rigid insulation in the roof, it is best practice to double strap over the roof and v...

Posted by Raoul Lions Oct. 19, 2019, 8:07 a.m. Roof assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

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

...roof, then re-side the house, and insulate roof. Or insulate inside basement walls, and insulate the roof. What is the best product to proceed with? Should ve...

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

Building a Honka log “pretty good house” planning - thoughts on hvac, ventilation and roof

...roof with thermobuilt insulation. Did consider a green roof but I'm not sure we'll have the room in the budget. Any alternatives? At approx 1200sf I'm hoping th...

Posted by Klemen Novak June 28, 2020, 1:55 a.m. Planning and Design 1 Responses

How do you Insulate a 3 season cottage?

...roof on and insulating on top of the old one. Is it better to insulate the rest of the cottage from inside or the outside? And what kind of insulation is better...

Posted by Terry Skindilias April 23, 2019, 9:27 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 4 Responses

How do you insulate a ceiling and finish it on the inside with wood?

...roof done; tar-and-gravel, we have no insulation from the inside and our ceiling has a lovely beam and a frame. My husband wants to insulate the inside ceiling ...

Posted by antonija klotz Oct. 20, 2019, 7:31 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do I stop a leak from my attic?

...roofing plywood 2) insulation stuffed to the soffit and touching the roofing plywood 3) 6-ish inches of paper covered fiberglass bats 4) no vapour barrier...

Posted by Markus Duess Feb. 11, 2019, 12:42 a.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What windows should you use when trying to build a Passive House?

...insulation and a parallel sloping truss roof 15 inches deep again filled with dense pack cellulose and may also incorporate 3 inches of foam insulation first to...

Posted by Raoul Lions Jan. 25, 2019, 2:18 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

How to fix condensation on ceilings?

...roof. We spent $20,000 in mould abatement, new aluminum soffits, extra shutes for ventilation, and all new insulation across the entire home. Less than a year l...

Posted by Jessica Sadler Nov. 13, 2019, 11:48 a.m. Walls and Roofs 1 Responses

How do I insulate my half below grade basement?

...insulation, I'm guessing no exterior sealing. But dry dry dry inside. I like the idea of the 2" XPS with 4" studs and roxul insulation to give around r24 (loc...

Posted by tom mckeand Oct. 14, 2019, 11:01 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What is the best way to deal with a drop ceiling in a high humidity room?

...roofer retired and cannot be found) and no exterior insulation and no venting on this roof below the outdoor deck. Condensation problems developed inside the ...

Posted by steve Roberts Dec. 24, 2019, 8:01 p.m. Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces 1 Responses

Why is there mold on particle board outside vapor barrier on new addition?

...insulation, cut through the vapor barrier and found mould on the exterior particple board. The are no leaks in the roof, or water running down the exterior wall...

Posted by Christine ML June 7, 2020, 1:35 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Should I replace my geothermal system with a gas boiler?

...roof, infloor heating in basement, geothermal heating (closed loop, 6 wells 200 ft deep), triple E argon windows, R50 attic insulation, etc. However, the coax...

Posted by Lawrence Brusnyk Oct. 31, 2018, 8:07 p.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

Can you put hemp insulation in an attic?

...insulation can I use with the radient barrier? Hemp or wool? Where can I buy hemp? Thanks! You can order Hemp insulation through Ecohome , and hemp is a natural...

Posted by Pamella Weatherly-Phillips Aug. 16, 2019, 11:49 a.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses