Vinyl siding / Discussions

Is it OK to put 1 inch of EPS under vinyl siding with no wall insulation?

...vinyl siding. the building is pretty well built. no sagging parts no gaps no structural issues, drywall in good shape. would the 1 inch EPS under vinyl siding b...

Posted by Roger Smith Nov. 12, 2019, 6:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses

I want to insulate the outside of my house, which type of insulation do you think is best?

...vinyl siding with wood, I also want to add insulation at the same time. It's a 2x4 wall with pink insulation and a vapour barrier behind the drywall, and only v...

Posted by J. Ferguson Nov. 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 12 Responses

Do I need a standard 6 mil poly vapor barrier with dense cellulose exterior wall?

...vinyl siding installed in the 1980's. No rot or leakage is visible from the inside. My question is if I install a poly barrier over the cellulose on the inside ...

Posted by jeff Chormann May 1, 2020, 9:18 a.m. Air and vapour barriers 2 Responses

Which type of exterior insulation to use on a house?

...siding which I am planning to remove at which time I want to add rigid insulation and then vinyl siding My questions are the following.... Which rigid insul...

Posted by Trevor Marshand May 26, 2020, 1:16 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate the exterior walls of an older home?

...vinyl siding. I would like to stip it to the cedar board, putting a wrap over it, but then what would you recommend for insulating after that given my narrow co...

Posted by Geoff Kavanagh June 30, 2020, 4:01 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Can you spray foam a house from the outside?

...vinyl siding with Hardie Board, and want to improve the insulation at the same time. Right now there is 1/2" rigid foam with foil directly under the siding. Som...

Posted by Joan Lawrence July 11, 2019, 7:17 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

What is the best way to do a cottage reno adding an insulation blanket?

...vinyl or wood siding on top. My question is whether I should be removing the old plywood and asphalt sheathing and possibly the old insulation. and reinsulate a...

Posted by Barton Rowe Feb. 28, 2021, 1:27 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 2 Responses

How do insulate the outside of a log home?

...vinyl siding or pre painted wood board and batten. My questions would be, do I need to have a air gap between the logs and insulation and should I use a house w...

Posted by Michael Hickey Aug. 2, 2018, 6:03 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Halo Exterra rigid exterior insulation - has anyone work with it?

...vinyl siding. The vinyl siding is not my first choice but it is what I can afford. After this the heat crawl space will be encapsulated and more insulation ad...

Posted by George Shannon Jan. 21, 2020, 3:39 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 9 Responses

What's the difference between a slab on grade and a monolithic foundation?

...vinyl siding and replacing windows. The current house has a pretty dank crawlspace area with frost walls, so we will also be making the home split level with th...

Posted by Ronaldo Johnitas Dec. 10, 2019, 6:12 a.m. Slab on Grade 4 Responses