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

...siding. Barn will be fitted for Radiant Floor Heat ( haven't decided yet on heating source) Slab will have 4" of Rigid Insulation under the slab and extending...

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

What is the most cost effective way to build a rain screen wall assembly?

...siding. Would like to do more of an assembly like this and would like your opinion on both or better options... reclaimed barn wood over 1/4" drywall, 2x4 stud ...

Posted by Jess Glowacki June 22, 2021, 7:55 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 0 Responses

How can I insulated the outside walls of a workshop without doing harm?

...siding to add R13, should I be concerned about moisture? What else should I be considering, beside a more economical heat source? Thanks you in advance for yo...

Posted by Charley Nelson Aug. 27, 2021, 9:28 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

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

...siding. I wanted to use wood windows to maintain as much as a rustic feel as possible. Everything I read and am being told is that I will not get the air tighte...

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

Is spray foam a good way to insulate a house from the exterior?

...siding on our house. We will likely replace with a Hardie Board board and batten rain screen. However, the contractor can also remove the sheathing down to the ...

Posted by Simon Levitt Dec. 21, 2020, 2:14 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

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

Hi: I am stripping a 150 yr old timber of its 3 layers of siding and re-insulating and leak-sealing the exposed cavities from the outside. I will be re-sheathi...

Posted by Steve Bull Jan. 14, 2020, 6:06 p.m. Walls and Roofs 3 Responses

What ext. wall assembly is recommend for a timber frame house (heavy timber)?

...siding, anything non-combustible. As for insulation, I would suggest maybe Rockwool (mineral wool) insulation as it is spun from stone dust and is fire proof. ...

Posted by Heath Jarrett March 10, 2020, 11:38 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Heco topix screws - which type should be used for attaching insulation outside a house?

...siding I wouldn't pay the extra for stainless screws, my opinion. Thanks. Batten material is EPS. I agree with you.

Posted by Mike Taylor April 7, 2020, 4:45 p.m. Materials and resources 2 Responses

What should I look for if I want to buy a slab on grade house?

...siding to see if there is moisture damage. I would also ask for any building details that may be available; and if it has a radiant floor I would personally w...

Posted by terry northcott March 25, 2019, 11:02 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

How do you insulate a 70s home with 2x4 walls that has fiber glass insulation?


Posted by Mark Aussenegg Nov. 26, 2018, 6:49 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Which insulation should I use under my cottage?

...siding on top of plywood the blocks are about 6" above grade from the inside i can see the 2 x 6 walls siting on the blocks and they are dry at the base ...

Posted by denis maurier May 3, 2021, 11:14 a.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a home from the outside?

...siding. If you are only planning to install an inch or two of insulation on the outside, you would need to go with the 6 mil poly vapour barrier on the inside...

Posted by Sylvie Gagnon Dec. 12, 2017, 11:58 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do you re-do the insulation on a old cabin from the outside?

...siding. We don’t usually recommend spray foam, but for a small cabin from the outside it may be the best solution. If that isn’t an option (meaning – if your ca...

Posted by Raphael Couture Sept. 14, 2020, 8 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

How do I close the gap from the exterior cladding overhang to the foundation?

i will be removing my exterior timber cladding and adding a further 100mm of insulation and installing new timber cladding on the outside, All around the base ...

Posted by derek hill April 2, 2021, 1:05 p.m. Exterior cladding 0 Responses

When using larsen trussees, what is the maximum spacing between TJIs

...siding shhould have lots of support. i don't have much experience with dence packing cellulose and was wondering about the size of cavity i can effectively dens...

Posted by steve outlet March 6, 2020, 12:39 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

Can a manufactured home be retrofitted with hempcrete?

...siding. You can even put a pitched roof over top and you can fill the wall cavities with whatever insulation type you want. The best way to do that is to leav...

Posted by Chryss James Nov. 19, 2020, 9:06 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Should I put insulation on the exterior of a brick house?

...siding, and you were legally able to so it, personally I would be adding insulation first, and ideally a bit thicker if you can and still be within your setback...

Posted by Andrew T Oct. 3, 2021, 7:03 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Is cross laminated lumber to heavy to frame a cantilevered room?

...siding for options . If you never want to go there again, you may need to lean towards metal, or maybe brick or stucco. Most wood products would need to be re-f...

Posted by Teresa Pfiffner May 20, 2020, 7:43 p.m. Wood and organic materials 1 Responses