Wool Insulation / Discussions

Can Rockwool be installed over Type II EPS?

...insulation to an existing exterior wall, it is important not to trap moisture. Rockwool insulation is one of our preferred methods for adding insulation to the ...

Posted by Brian Bonnell March 30, 2020, 11:04 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Are mice droppings and urine toxic?

...wool. They dug holes in the wool and left a lot of feces. I would like to know if their traces are toxic for humans, and would you recommend changing the insula...

Posted by JT Nov. 14, 2017, 4:49 p.m. Pest control 1 Responses

Can you put hemp insulation in an attic?

...insulation can I use with the radient barrier? Hemp or wool? Where can I buy hemp? Thanks! You can order Hemp insulation through Ecohome , and hemp is a natural...

Posted by Pamella Weatherly-Phillips Aug. 16, 2019, 11:49 a.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Can you use Foam boards on basement walls to stop condensation?

...wool in between the stud bays but not all dry walled yet. My issue is that since insulation was added on one of the walls (all others checked and fine) condensa...

Posted by Chad Johnson Dec. 21, 2019, 7:59 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

What is the best to insulate metal structures for all seasons?

...wool" insulations such as sheep's wool or rockwool. Is that accurate? Lastly, continuing down the path of favoring allowing moisture to travel through any bar...

Posted by Morgan Aldridge Jan. 19, 2019, 1:53 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate embedded joists in a basement Montreal Home?

...wool insulation with studs on 16oc all the way until Joist levels. ( Not insulated) can touch concrete. And no Vapor barrier. The basement is also dry and not h...

Posted by Emil Idf Jan. 7, 2020, 8:34 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

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

...insulation and no venting on this roof below the outdoor deck. Condensation problems developed inside the pool room where the humid pool room air (55% humidit...

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

I'm looking at installing rigid insulation the exterior of My Double brick 1880s

...wool mineral wool insulation that will let moisture move right through it, which will allow your walls to dry to the exterior. We can try to help a bit more, bu...

Posted by Gordon CASWELL Dec. 13, 2019, 11:38 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How should I insulate basement Walls in climate zone 5?

...wool between the studs. I do not plan to apply any vapor barrier to the concrete or between the studs and drywall and the mineral wool has no vapor barrier. Is ...

Posted by Chad Johnson March 25, 2019, 8:33 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

How do you finish the exterior of slab on grade?

...wool insulation (now known as Rockwool ) on the exterior of the slab we included a cement board inside the form, and we rigged up our own solution to attach it ...

Posted by Dave Derouin Oct. 18, 2018, 1:45 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Can you add external insulation to a brick home?

...wool, it’s a recycled mineral wool rigid insulation , read more here – The difference between Polyiso, EPS & XPS Foam Insulation & Styrofoam Rockwool isn’t ...

Posted by Rachel Kaiser April 2, 2020, 9:11 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the best foam board insulation under drywall

...insulation. I would like to replace with R15 Rockwool and about 1" of foam board insulation attached to the stud and seams taped. Then I would set 1/2" drywall ...

Posted by Wesley Pracht Jan. 11, 2020, 8:10 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate the ceiling of my crawl space?

...wool (mineral wool) insulation in cases when you aren’t sure of conditions, because it is not harmed by moisture, and it doesn’t impede the movement of moisture...

Posted by Judy Mendel Feb. 17, 2020, 11:10 p.m. Crawl spaces 4 Responses

Can I purchase XPS made with HFOs?

...insulation have switched blowing agents yet. So as it stands, any XPS rigid insulation board you purchase will still have an impact several hundred times worse ...

Posted by Kate Noblio Dec. 14, 2019, 12:35 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 2 Responses

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

...Insulation & Styrofoam There are rigid insulation boards that will act as the insulation only, insulation and air barrier only, or all in one - insulation, ai...

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

Can you Insulate a Cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?

...wool insulation boards can go right against the CMU wall (Rockwool / mineral wool is not harmed by moisture, so you alleviate the risk or mold forming inside wa...

Posted by Victor B June 19, 2019, 11:41 p.m. Basements improvements 5 Responses

What is your opinion about building a garage on posts (screw piles)?

...insulation (like cellulose or fiberglass), rather consider rigid form boards or rock wool. Wait for a string of sunny days to do it, and make sure it is well-pr...

Posted by Les P Dec. 11, 2017, 2:21 p.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate the basement of an old house?

...wool comfort board then 2 x 4 studs with rockwool bats. I've also seen the part about possible breaking floor for a complete reno. I'm just wondering if the pol...

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Jan. 14, 2020, 7:59 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses