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Is polyiso board or styrofoam best for insulating when finishing a basement in CO?

We have a concrete basement in decent condition that's about 20 years old in Boulder CO and having had mitigation installed for high radon levels we now want t...

Posted by Evan B. Nov. 21, 2019, 8 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What is the most efficient passive home design?

...styrofoam forms a good idea? To find the most efficient Passive House wall, if your intention is to reduce your carbon footprint, starts with choosing materials...

Posted by Peter Riley Jan. 29, 2020, 9:01 p.m. Passive House 1 Responses

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

...styrofoam forms - is there a difference or are they the same thing? A slab on grade literally means a slab of concrete on grade (ground level), as opposed to ‘b...

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

What is the best insulation Under 2" Cement flat Roof in NYC?

...Styrofoam It's still a great insulation, just not quite up to the R6.5 + levels that were originally claimed. So the more 'energy savvy' builders we've heard ...

Posted by Rafael Mor March 29, 2019, 5:19 a.m. Roof assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

How to insulate an apartment you don't own?

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Posted by Teresa Cunningham Oct. 21, 2019, 3 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Can I purchase XPS made with HFOs?

We start a new residential build Spring 2020. Can I purchase XPS panels with HFOs anywhere? If not, any idea when they will be available? If they aren't availa...

Posted by Kate Noblio Dec. 14, 2019, 12:35 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 2 Responses

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

...Styrofoam There are rigid insulation boards that will act as the insulation only, insulation and air barrier only, or all in one - insulation, air barrier and...

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