Thermal bridge / Discussions

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 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

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

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

Do you have an updated recommendation for attaching exterior mineral wool insulation?

...ThermalWall rigid foam insulation panels ThermalWall is an EPS rigid foam panel with a metal rail embedded in the middle of the panel allowing it to be attached...

Posted by Fred D Aug. 31, 2020, 1:07 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

What is the perfect wall assembly?

...thermal bridge. This looks like it would be the most affordable of the options.

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

What are the options for adding Exterior Roof Insulation?

...thermal bridge . But it really depends on your current roof assembly, so let us know what you have right now and hopefully we can help point you in a good direc...

Posted by Marlo Raynolds Aug. 29, 2020, 9:19 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 4 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 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

What type of insulation under an outdoor deck frame with 2x8s?

...thermal bridge and cause heat loss , so putting insulation between metal will reduce the performance even more. What about adding a thicker layer on the inter...

Posted by Eric Dalpe Sept. 15, 2020, 9:13 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 4 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

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