WRB / Discussions

Combo structural sheathing, WRB and thin insulation panel in Ontario?

...WRB sheathings we like, but we become a bit more concerned when panels have integrated insulation though. I did have a quick look at the Barricade Thermo-Brace ...

Posted by Steve Bull Jan. 14, 2020, 6:06 p.m. Walls and Roofs 3 Responses

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

...WRB/Tyvek housewrap and strapped or if i used a XPS like Dow Cladmate would a WRB still be required do you think? Am i on the right track? Thanks Scott You'...

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

Can I spray foam insulate from the outside?

I bought an old timer home on Gibsons, BC and the siding needs replacing. I want to use the opportunity to seal up and insulate the wall cavity once exposed. I...

Posted by Kurt Klischuk June 6, 2019, 8:56 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Is the ZIP sheathing system good or bad for water control?

...WRB (weather resistive membrane), which is basically a mesh that is attached to an OSB sheathing panel with a paint applied. So it is an all in one product acti...

Posted by Trevor Prinz Nov. 26, 2019, 4:03 p.m. Walls and Roofs 4 Responses

I have many issues with my house where should I start?

My house was built in the Late 1940 - early 1950's, it is a farm buglalow with an addition in 1973, a poured concrete basement and concrete block foundation ad...

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Sept. 29, 2019, 3:08 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is your experience and thoughts on pre-fab wall assemblies?

...WRB membrane . And yes, there are some pre built homes that are much better in our opinion, that are manufactured in Ontario and Quebec. We can help you choos...

Posted by Shaun B Nov. 12, 2019, 4:16 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 2 Responses

Can I add Larsen Trusses and cellulose to 1920s House in Minneapolis?

...WRB is $239 per 400 sq. ft and has a perm rating of 33; while Grace Vycor en V-S WRB is $300 per 480 sq. ft and has a perm rating of 15. I can special order R...

Posted by Ken Traefald Feb. 17, 2020, 2:30 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 2 Responses

Can you spray foam a house from the outside?

I live in Calgary, Alberta. My house is a 1940s bungalow with a second storey added in 1988. We are replacing the vinyl siding with Hardie Board, and want to i...

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