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 a thermal break solution at a door threshold?

...thermal bridging? I really like the Legalett Thermasill product, but it looks to have a proprietary design that only fits with their slab on grade system. Is th...

Posted by Shaun B Sept. 13, 2020, 6:31 a.m. Slab on Grade 2 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 is the perfect wall assembly?

...break the thermal bridging effect but as mentioned in the video the labour cost was higher. What would be some alternatives given the narrator's comment that ''...

Posted by Paul Drouin Sept. 17, 2020, 6:29 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Can you help with passive solar greenhouse exterior wall details?

...thermal break / if that rigid insulation should be breathable. Trying to avoid moisture condensing inside the walls. We live in NW Alberta - will attempt to u...

Posted by Rick Carter Aug. 11, 2020, 8:06 a.m. Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums 1 Responses

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

...thermal bridging, check this out first – Thermal bridges and thermal breaks – how to build energy efficient walls The fact that you are in California means ...

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

Is 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

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

How do you make an airtight house envelope?

...thermal bridging. I hpe that helps, let us know if you have more questions. /guides/2262/what-is-a-thermal-bridge-and-why-is-it-so-important-to-break-it/

Posted by Valeriy Kraydman Dec. 1, 2020, 2:52 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 1 Responses

What is the best way to stop thermal bridging between my ICF walls and my footing?

...thermal bridging into the concrete core of the wall allowing energy stored in the thermal mass to bleed into the soil below If you are looking to eliminate ther...

Posted by Walter van den Broek Sept. 18, 2020, 11:23 a.m. Foundation choices 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

Should I densepack wall cavities prior to exterior insulation?

...Thermalbuck. They also have an insulation that works with the Thermalbuck to make a nice system. The insulation is Neopor GPS by BASF, which I can tell is an EP...

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

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

What is the best way to install 5" of XPS rigid foam on interior basement walls?

...thermal bridge and unneeded heat loss. Also, screws over 6 inches start to get really expensive. I would fasten the stud wall to the floor joists above, and a...

Posted by Sean MacDonald June 14, 2021, 10:42 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 8 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