Wood framing / Discussions

How do you prevent mold in a finished basement?

...wood framing inside the concrete basement stuffed full of fiberglass insulation, covered with plastic then all covered up with drywall so we can't see another d...

Posted by Brian Cole Nov. 22, 2019, 10:22 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

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

...wood sills and then connected to vertical EPS against concrete. Batting added after framing and inside rim/cripple wall cavities. 3) Sealing & batting first, ...

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

What's the best lumber for framing a house?

...wood . We have a page about wood for framing that may offer more insight than what you’ve just gotten, have a read here – What are the Best Wood Types for Fra...

Posted by Natalie Pierce Nov. 21, 2019, 8:26 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Is cross laminated lumber to heavy to frame a cantilevered room?

...framing, insallation, interior and exterior walls. Termites and woodrot have eaten the exterior walls posts and beams. And as it is 15 ft in the air with sun ex...

Posted by Teresa Pfiffner May 20, 2020, 7:43 p.m. Wood and organic materials 0 Responses

What do you think of insulated T Studs in Canada?

...wood studs is building them in partnership with spray foam manufacturers that have changed to safer blower agents with lower GHGs (Greenhouse Gases), that would...

Posted by Lee Watt June 3, 2019, 10:57 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

How do you seal windows from the exterior for water and air but not create a vapor seal?

...wood on the exterior. In The absence of any leaks, the source of any moisture in there would be the framing lumber itself, which as an ability (or at least shou...

Posted by Piyush Prince Nov. 7, 2018, 12:10 a.m. Windows and doors 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 Insulate a 3 season cottage?

...framing and it has siding on the outside (and you are really just looking for a bit more comfort in the spring and fall) then I would treat it as a normal stud-...

Posted by Terry Skindilias April 23, 2019, 9:27 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

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

...wood strapping Vertical wood strapping 2” or 4” mineral wool insulation OSB sheathing c/w fully adhered exterior sheathing membrane OR Zip system 2x6 wa...

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

Can you install foam boards directly against basement walls?

...framing do you mean you were instructed to put wood framed walls directly against the concrete, then rigid insulation boards afterwards? If so then I would say ...

Posted by Ted Gorab Oct. 3, 2019, 6:09 p.m. Basements improvements 4 Responses

How do you know when its time to replace windows?

I had a contractor give a quote for some minor renovation work, while he was here he said my upstairs windows were very old and should be replaced. They have w...

Posted by Ted Dec. 11, 2017, 12:50 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Can you spray foam a house from the outside?

...wood framing members will be able to be recliamed, reused or recyled, whereas if they are covered in spray foam they will end up in a landfill. We've never be...

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