Siding / Discussions

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

Posted by Connie Curtin Feb. 22, 2020, 1:52 p.m. Pest control 0 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 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

Is it OK putting 1 inch of EPS under vinyl siding with no wall insulation good?

...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

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

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 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 1 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

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 3 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

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 7 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

Can you spray foam a house from the outside?

...siding with Hardie Board, and want to improve the insulation at the same time. Right now there is 1/2" rigid foam with foil directly under the siding. Someone r...

Posted by Joan Lawrence July 11, 2019, 7:17 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

Do I need a standard 6 mil poly vapor barrier with dense cellulose exterior wall?

...siding installed in the 1980's. No rot or leakage is visible from the inside. My question is if I install a poly barrier over the cellulose on the inside under ...

Posted by jeff Chormann May 1, 2020, 9:18 a.m. Air and vapour barriers 2 Responses

Can I add Larsen Trusses and cellulose to 1920s House in Minneapolis?

I have 1920's house in Minneapolis, I'm thinking about tearing the siding off and adding 12" deep Larsen trusses with dense packed cellulose. The guides I've s...

Posted by Ken Traefald Feb. 17, 2020, 2:30 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

What is the best way to insulate exterior of older home?

...siding. Be sure to install exterior home siding so it can dry properly (read more here) , and Choosing the right exterior rigid insulation (see here) is very ...

Posted by Geoff Kavanagh June 30, 2020, 4:01 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 2 Responses

What kind of non-toxic exterior sheathing can be used in place of plywood?

...siding) has formaldyde, glues all of which are toxic. What can I use that will be non-toxic, or at least much less toxic? Thank you very much! pier charter ...

Posted by pier charter June 4, 2020, 1:12 p.m. Wood and organic materials 1 Responses

Should a Vapor Barrier be installed over Exterior Grade Plywood?

...siding over top of the exterior walls. I plan on strapping the cottage with 1" x 2" and filling the gaps with 1" of Rigid Foam insulation. In the future I may a...

Posted by Michael Klauck March 6, 2020, 1:24 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 1 Responses