Thermal wall / Discussions

Is there thermal bridging in the Edelweiss REMOTE wall?

...wall assembly, the thermal bridging is drastically reduced. There are other attachment systems, such as the fiberglass Cascadia Clips that also reduce the therm...

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

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

...walls allows 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 e...

Posted by Walter van den Broek Sept. 18, 2020, 11:23 a.m. Foundation choices 1 Responses

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

...wall. Here is our page about thermal bridging, check this out first – Thermal bridges and thermal breaks – how to build energy efficient walls The fact that...

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

What is a thermal break solution at a door threshold?

...wall. Our exterior above grade walls will also be ICF with the addition of 3.5" of EPS panels on the exterior. We will have a concrete slab floor. What is the...

Posted by Shaun B Sept. 13, 2020, 6:31 a.m. Slab on Grade 2 Responses

What is the perfect wall assembly?

...ThermalWall exterior insulation panels from Legalett . They are made from EPS foam, and they have a metal rail in the middle of the panel that is used to attach...

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

How do I best insulate my century home from the inside?

...thermal barrier + Intello (or other) air/vapour barrier to allow breathing/drying + drywall (taped and painted). What insulation should I use in the wall cavity...

Posted by Merner Row Design May 12, 2021, 12:22 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 0 Responses

How do you create a slab on grade on a slope?

...thermal mass for catching winter sun rays in this situation? Could we potentially have 4 foot deep thermal mass on the southern side of the house half way throu...

Posted by Adrienne Rayna June 30, 2020, 3:58 p.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 3 Responses

Can you help with passive solar greenhouse exterior wall details?

...walls on south side with many windows. Struggling a bit on: 1) Best insulation type to go between studs. 2) If I should have a vapour barrier, or let the wa...

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

What are the most cost-effective green building strategies in new home construction?

...thermal conductance, transmittance, solar gain, etc.) Eliminating thermal bridging Efficient lighting Efficient appliances Solar panels Geothermal hea...

Posted by M T Nov. 4, 2019, 11:07 a.m. Concept and design 3 Responses

Basement reno - How do I effectively insulate my basement?

...wall on a rim joist wood-sill assembly (not imbedded in concrete). I have removed existing drywall, 2x2 studs, 6mm poly, r12 fiberglass insulation, and tar pape...

Posted by Steve J Feb. 13, 2019, 10:25 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

Should I insulate a crawl space from the outside?

...walls and floor but I'm concerned about having the vapour barrier on the inside of the concrete wall. My concern is trapping water in the concrete, a serious pr...

Posted by Ryan Argente March 7, 2021, 5:07 p.m. Crawl spaces 0 Responses

Followup to the question How do you install Larsen Trusses on a home in Minneapolis?

...walls with oil paint, 2x4 studs, and is insulated with blown in cellulose. The exterior sheathing boards are1x's. I’ve done thermal scans of the walls. There do...

Posted by Ken Traefald Feb. 27, 2020, 1:49 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

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

...walls, without that you may see indications of thermal bridging through studs in the form of frost lines. The temperature on the exterior of the wall where the ...

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

How do you insulate an exterior wall from the outside?

...ThermalWall EPS foam panel from Legalett that is perfect for such renovations, it attaches easily with short screws and breaks the thermal bridge to reduce heat...

Posted by Stuart Seldon Feb. 11, 2021, 12:21 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

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

Can you use polyiso insulation on the exterior of a wall behind cedar siding on the west coast?

...thermal drift’ as the R value and thermal protection is reduced during very cold weather. So depending on your exact location, that may or may not be a factor w...

Posted by Iain Matheson Jan. 28, 2020, 10:38 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 2 Responses

How can I insulate an interior back wall that is NOW an exterior back wall?

...wall to the building is letting in cold air. I need to insulate the building. When renovating exterior walls you need to observe the normal practices for wall a...

Posted by Sabrina Ross Sept. 21, 2020, 10:55 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate rim joists with EPS and batts?

...wall is approx 7 feet high, cripple wall height is approx 12 inch, then floor/rim joists. FYI: cripple wall has no lateral support (only backed with drywall...!...

Posted by Steve J July 18, 2019, 3:53 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses