Thermal bridge / Discussions

What is the best way to frame window openings when adding exterior insulation?

...thermal bridging through the rough opening, they are best set inside a bit. You can see a thermal image of heat loss through windows on this page. And have yo...

Posted by Anwas Qwelten May 30, 2019, 8:16 p.m. Windows and doors 1 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 1 Responses

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

...thermal bridge, it's not the end of the world but don't overload it with them for no reason. A certain amount of perforations in the weather barrier are unavoid...

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

How do you seal up an old fireplace chimney?

...thermal bridge. I think what you describe would actually lead to a colder bedroom wall. If the stone or brick is entirely insulated outside it will become part ...

Posted by Gord Nov. 2, 2017, 10:06 a.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 3 Responses

How do you remove moisture and condensation from basement walls?

...thermal bridge, so you should never use metal studs on exterior walls . As for your last question, yes, unfortunately the only way to fix it that we can think...

Posted by Aaron Keating July 27, 2019, 4:51 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

Is Condensation on Windows a bad sign?

Since the recent cold snap our double glazed windows are running with water, every morning it's all over the window sills, running down the wall - in the bathr...

Posted by Greg Olmstead Dec. 12, 2019, 6:21 a.m. Walls and Roofs 1 Responses

How you vent a metal roof?

...thermal bridge that increases heat loss, but its similar to the assembly you have described and would probably be one of the more affordable ways to proceed. So...

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