Siding / Discussions

Is it a good or bad idea to spray foam directly on the interior of shiplap siding?

...siding of your cladding doesn’t sound like a good idea to me, but I’d need a few more details. And first check out this page to see how we install siding – Ho...

Posted by MITCHELL KOCH Aug. 21, 2020, 3:49 p.m. Exterior cladding 1 Responses

What is the best way to do wall construction using Charred Cedar Siding?

...siding, which can also cause interior wall damage. Exterior siding is basically a rain screen, and it protects the interior surfaces (like your home wrap weat...

Posted by Dobie Cheung June 6, 2020, 10:44 p.m. Exterior cladding 1 Responses

How can I prevent animals from getting behind the siding on my house?

...siding, but I want that added to help with moisture control. What is the best way to prevent rodents from getting into that space and using it as a highway? Sid...

Posted by Connie Curtin Feb. 22, 2020, 1:52 p.m. Pest control 1 Responses

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

...siding is T-1-11 from the sixties would like to put 1 inch EPS under vinyl siding. the building is pretty well built. no sagging parts no gaps no structural iss...

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

What is the best way to put siding on an older home without causing it to rot?

...siding it (with or without the styrofoam)? - should we leave an air gap (either behind the siding, behind the styrofoam or both)? From what I have read, we ...

Posted by Richard Reinert April 18, 2021, 12:32 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 0 Responses

How do you attach exterior siding without affecting the air barrier on a passive house?

I'm using the " Zip system " of exterior cladding. Over this I plan to install 6" of iso foam, for additional insulation, and siding over the foam. I'm unsur...

Posted by Scott Bowker July 16, 2018, 11:07 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 3 Responses

Can you use polyiso insulation on the exterior of a wall behind cedar siding on the west coast?

At what point/temp & to what extent does polyiso board loose its thermal properties? Does it go below R4.5 per inch? Is it usless at -15C ? or equal to XPS ? P...

Posted by Iain Matheson Jan. 28, 2020, 10:38 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 2 Responses

Where can I get steel cladding like on your prefab house?

...siding' and your region, that may unearth a regional supplier. As for finding used building supplies, this page may help, though distributors come and go so if ...

Posted by Flower Lunn March 1, 2020, 2:27 p.m. Walls and Roofs 2 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a 1930s brick house from the outside?

...siding. Apparently brick is a problem because you need something to fasten the insualtion and siding to and apparently James Hardie siding is heavy I have bee...

Posted by Stephane Marcotte Sept. 2, 2021, 2:42 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 0 Responses

Which house wrap is best?

...siding as well – How to install air barriers properly for a durable and energy efficient house How to install siding so walls can dry As for your pine sid...

Posted by Kathy Moller Aug. 2, 2020, 11:50 a.m. Air and vapour barriers 1 Responses

Can I spray foam insulate from the outside?

...siding? Thank you, Kurt Are you not expecting to see some sort of sheathing behind the siding? In order to spray foam properly from the outside you would need...

Posted by Kurt Klischuk June 6, 2019, 8:56 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

How do you insulate exterior walls if a tiny house?

...siding. I want to put viny siding on. For insulation foam sheets on exterior can I use formular 1/2" or does the foam sheet need to be foil faced? And can i als...

Posted by John Boy Feb. 23, 2021, 10:21 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 0 Responses

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

...siding needs to be replace so was plannin to put Tyvek then two layers of Rockwool comfort board 11/2" with furring strips for a rainscreen and then vinyl sidin...

Posted by George Shannon Jan. 21, 2020, 3:39 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 9 Responses

Can Rockwool be installed over Type II EPS?

I am replacing the windows and siding on my house built in 1994. The wall construction from interior to exterior is 1/2 " drywall, 2x3 strapping filled with fi...

Posted by Brian Bonnell March 30, 2020, 11:04 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Which type of exterior insulation to use on a house?

...siding which I am planning to remove at which time I want to add rigid insulation and then vinyl siding My questions are the following.... Which rigid insul...

Posted by Trevor Marshand May 26, 2020, 1:16 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 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 is the best way to super insulate the exterior of our 1975 four level split home?

...siding. This would leave about a 1 inch air gap behind the newly installed permanent siding. Also by strapping in two directions we would reduce the thermal bri...

Posted by Dan LLC Properties Dec. 26, 2020, 4:03 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 0 Responses

I want to insulate the outside of my house, which type of insulation do you think is best?

...siding. You would just screw it to the wall, then screw strapping to the same panel for installing future siding, which sure makes the job quicker. If you pre...

Posted by J. Ferguson Nov. 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 12 Responses