Siding / Discussions

Do frost lines where studs are on a wall show a failure of spray foam insulation?

...siding installed with an air space , is the wall still under construction and it was frost forming on the exterior sheathing?

Posted by Gerald Crozier July 22, 2019, 10:24 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

How do you prevent walls from rotting in humid climates?

...siding for drainage and drying . If your exterior siding will be wood, keep the bottoms at least a foot from the ground. Consider a siding other than wood ....

Posted by Rose Alderson Nov. 5, 2018, 4:34 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

How much does it cost to build a house by square foot?

...siding, trim inside and out, etc., it starts to add up. A straight run of wall is always faster to build than one with lots of corners, and a busy foundation de...

Posted by Mike D Sept. 5, 2017, 4:12 p.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

How can I insulate an interior back wall that is NOW an exterior back wall?

...siding etc. It may be a simple matter of adding batt insulation, and based on your ‘cold air’ comment, you are likely not in a hot humid climate, so you would l...

Posted by Sabrina Ross Sept. 21, 2020, 10:55 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Can you add external insulation to a brick home?

...siding. The only thing that might prevent you from doing this are municipal bylaws, which sometimes in older neighborhoods they often want to maintain the com...

Posted by Rachel Kaiser April 2, 2020, 9:11 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How you vent a metal roof?

...siding so walls can dry , you would need to adhere to the same general principles with your roof. Thank you very much for the advice above. It certainly provi...

Posted by Kim jarrett July 12, 2019, 12:15 p.m. Roof coverings 3 Responses

How do you apply vapor barrier and insulation to a CMU house?

...siding so I have to build the layers on the interior. What did you end up doing, if you don't mind sharing?

Posted by Scott Brekke Nov. 22, 2019, 9:37 a.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

Will I save energy by lowering my thermostat at night?

...siding over the orginial tougne and groove wood siding. I have had 3 HVAC contractors in my home for assessment. The first, said to set it at one temperature ...

Posted by Ryan Peterson May 1, 2018, 11:51 a.m. Heating and cooling 4 Responses

What's the difference between a slab on grade and a monolithic foundation?

...siding and replacing windows. The current house has a pretty dank crawlspace area with frost walls, so we will also be making the home split level with the lowe...

Posted by Ronaldo Johnitas Dec. 10, 2019, 6:12 a.m. Slab on Grade 4 Responses

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

...siding so it can dry Choosing the best exterior cladding

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

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

...siding so walls can dry , also read about the importance of air barriers for energy efficiency and durability . If walls are not built with airtightness and an ...

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

Can you create a passive wine cellar by insulating and air sealing a crawl space?

...siding. Should I apply vapor barrier inside each stud bay, leaving gaps at every stud? Thanks for confirming that San Francisco is a humid climate. I wasn't s...

Posted by JC Wong April 2, 2021, 6:50 p.m. Crawl spaces 5 Responses

How can I get rid of moisture between the vapor barrier and the insulation in a basement?

...siding, sill of the wood framing and bottoms of studs is rotting because the grade changed and soil came up over the level of the concrete. I am taking out the ...

Posted by David Mitchell Aug. 14, 2018, 6:32 p.m. Basements improvements 36 Responses

Where is the correct vapor barrier location in Chicago?

...siding goes down to the bottom of the floor joist and the bottom of the floor joist is covered with 2 layers of 3/8 plywood, the layers separated by about 1 inc...

Posted by Joel Peerson Jan. 31, 2021, 7:31 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 2 Responses

How do you Insulate a 3 season cottage?

...siding on the outside (and you are really just looking for a bit more comfort in the spring and fall) then I would treat it as a normal stud-framed house wall t...

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