Siding / Discussions

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

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

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

Is insulating an existing home from the outside a good solution?

...siding. It seems a shame to waste all the interior fixtures to insulate. Thank you for any advice! Whenever it is possible, exterior insulation during renovatio...

Posted by Cate Prichard June 26, 2021, 3:27 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 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

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

...siding. I would like to stip it to the cedar board, putting a wrap over it, but then what would you recommend for insulating after that given my narrow confines...

Posted by Geoff Kavanagh June 30, 2020, 4:01 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Should I densepack wall cavities prior to exterior insulation?

...siding, so figured an external layer of insulation would be a worthy investment. The plan for now is strip back to sheathing, new self adhesive WRB, new windows...

Posted by Gordon McNair April 13, 2021, 9:21 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

Which is the best exterior insulation board to make a cottage 3 season?

...siding. We would like to use a non oil based insulation. Can you recommend a product? I've looked into a lot of exterior and rigid insulation options, and I've ...

Posted by Sharon Challingsworth April 23, 2021, 7:16 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

What causes moisture on a ceiling in winter?

...siding on 3 sides & brick on the front of the house. I want to put metal siding over the wood & add insulation in between. Will this solve my moisture problem o...

Posted by Cheri Banet Jan. 23, 2020, 10:22 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 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

What is the best way to do a cottage reno adding an insulation blanket?

Hello, I am planning to replace the siding and add insulation to turn a 3 season cottage to 4 season. The current wall is drywall with poly vapour barrier, 2x4...

Posted by Barton Rowe Feb. 28, 2021, 1:27 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 2 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a Metal structure from the Inside?

...siding. The metal siding acts as the sheer wall and so I can't insulate between the siding and the exterior studs, besides a very thin foam vapor barrier that w...

Posted by Jacky Surber May 2, 2021, 4:09 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 2 Responses

Do I need a vapour barrier in Ontario?

...siding on exterior soon. Do I need a vapour barrier on the interior warm side if I'm using house warp on outside? Will a good sealing primer prevent any moistur...

Posted by Gordon Harold April 22, 2021, 9:28 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 0 Responses

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

We live in San Jose California. Our house is 50 years old and I would like to add insulation to the outside of our stucco siding (concrete like material, about...

Posted by Uwe Thomas May 22, 2020, 10 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Can you insulate an existing slab on grade floor?

...siding. We're hesitant to do this due to cost and aesthetics, and being uncertain if it will solve the cold floor issue. Is it possible to insulate beneath an...

Posted by Patrick Berkeley Dec. 31, 2020, 10:14 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 5 Responses

What is the best foam board insulation under drywall?

...siding, tar paper, R13 FB insulation, and the interior finish is 1/4 plywood panels. The siding is in OK shape but I really want the plywood panel interior go...

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

How do insulate the outside of a log home?

...siding or pre painted wood board and batten. My questions would be, do I need to have a air gap between the logs and insulation and should I use a house wrap ov...

Posted by Michael Hickey Aug. 2, 2018, 6:03 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

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

...siding. I’m second guessing myself now as that’s a vapour barrier and may cause issues down road. There seems to be so much conflicting information out there it...

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