Wood ceilings / Discussions

Where can I get wood planks for a ceiling?

...Wood Ceilings & Cost compared to Drywall If not, have a look since there are different examples of style, wood type and finish. We aren't suppliers of wood, m...

Posted by zulie alnahas Aug. 23, 2020, 6:01 p.m. Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces 1 Responses

Does using T & G wood plank instead of drywall affect where we put the vapor & air barrier?

...wood. And further to that, wood can act as an air and vapor barrier in some cases , particularly if it has a finish on it, so plywood with a finishing coat of v...

Posted by Sue Colbourne Nov. 9, 2019, 6:16 p.m. Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces 3 Responses

How do you insulate a ceiling and finish it on the inside with wood?

...wood afterwards, and here is a link to a page that may help for choosing a wood type, it is about Installing Wood Ceilings & Cost compared to Drywall . You will...

Posted by antonija klotz Oct. 20, 2019, 7:31 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the best way to deal with a drop ceiling in a high humidity room?

...wood boards, then rigid foam insulation and then faced fiberglass batts and then plywood subfloor of the outdoor deck. The rigid foam was not sealed (no air b...

Posted by steve Roberts Dec. 24, 2019, 8:01 p.m. Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces 1 Responses

How do you install radiant floor heating in an old building?

I have an old camp 16'x24'...looks like hell on the outside but all the wood is good on the inside....just bare stud walls ...real 2x4's....it sits about 2 fee...

Posted by Rob Doda March 19, 2020, 3:21 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 2 Responses

What causes moisture on a ceiling in winter?

...wood siding on 3 sides & brick on the front of the house. I want to put metal siding over the wood & add insulation in between. Will this solve my moisture prob...

Posted by Cheri Banet Jan. 23, 2020, 10:22 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What are the factors I should consider for choosing between a slab on grade and basement?

...wood, so an above grade wall assembly can usually achieve a higher performance level for a lower cost since you can use wood as the structure. Yes, you will hav...

Posted by Shaun B April 2, 2019, 6:35 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

What is the best way to make a row house in Montreal Quebec more energy efficient?

...wood fireplace insert (or pellet)/or woodstove (I intend to get one of these anyway) Would it be enough to get a Mr.Slim type system which is good to -25 and ...

Posted by Elizabeth Brown Feb. 26, 2019, 9:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

What is the best non toxic insulation for a house?

...ceilings and air spaces? Additionally, what eco-friendly and human-friendly products are out there for wall insulation? Thank you There are a lot of natural ins...

Posted by Jude Smith Sept. 10, 2021, 10:12 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

What type of framing is best to reduce CO2 emissions in a single family home?

...wood that may otherwise be wasted, so that is always a great idea. And further to that, whether you are using engineered or solid wood, sourcing it from sustain...

Posted by Rachel Rodd Sept. 28, 2020, 3:04 p.m. Wood and organic materials 1 Responses

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

...ceilings and floor have been insulated, dense pack celluose in ceilings 4 in Amivic graphite EPS under floors. Walls have no insulation, siding is T-1-11 from...

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

How can I get rid of moisture between the vapor barrier and the insulation in a basement?

...wood in with the moisture is only ever going to lead to rot. We have a full basement with a treated wood foundation in Minnesota. Between the treated wood studs...

Posted by David Mitchell Aug. 14, 2018, 6:32 p.m. Basements improvements 30 Responses