Thermal break / Discussions

Which exterior insulation is best to create at thermal break in an bungalow in Alberta?

...thermal and air barrier on our 1970s raised bungalow. We have a fully insulated (with spray foam) basement up to the rim joists. This space is now wonderful t...

Posted by Rebekah Barnes Jan. 17, 2020, 10:07 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a 2x8 wall?

...thermal break .....rock wool would be good if I could find 4x8 sheets and do a price comparison. So I would have 2x8 studs then osb then some thermal break , br...

Posted by Michael Sweglar July 8, 2020, 10:43 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 3 Responses

What do you think of insulated T Studs in Canada?

...break thermal bridges in wall assemblies and improve the overall thermal performance of a home as well an increase home durability, which is what happens when y...

Posted by Lee Watt June 3, 2019, 10:57 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

|s there thermal bridging in the Edelweiss REMOTE wall?

...thermal bridging. Did the software analysis however prove that this indirect degree of thermal bridging is so elongated (from outer screw through inner strappin...

Posted by David Pantalone Feb. 9, 2020, 4:42 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Building a Honka log “pretty good house” planning - thoughts on hvac, ventilation and roof

...thermal batteries / but I can't tell how close to a passive / pretty-good-house their R value brings them. I'm hoping to get some feedback and possibly alternat...

Posted by Klemen Novak June 28, 2020, 1:55 a.m. Planning and Design 1 Responses

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

...thermal bridging through studs in the form of frost lines. The temperature on the exterior of the wall where the studs are would be higher than the temperature ...

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

Are there any updates on the progress of the second demonstration house?

...break down of the mechanical systems, energy performance and total carbon footprint on this page here - Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home is affor...

Posted by dean c April 30, 2019, 7:58 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 2 Responses

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

...thermal bridging, and 3) the elimination of the time and cost associated with a house-wrap. However I am unable to locate any retail sources in Ontario or any...

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