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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 Anonymous 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! Hi Pamella, You can order Hemp insulation through Ecohome , and h...

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

Durable basement wall insulation techniques

...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 to insulate a 70s home with 2x4 walls with fiber glass insulation

What is the best way to insulate.. from the outside? Rock wool? How costly of a project is this? Hi Mark, Here is an article that will give you a starting pl...

Posted by Mark Aussenegg Nov. 26, 2018, 6:49 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the best way to seal around windows

...wool insulation like Rockwool, formerly known as Roxul is our batt insulation of choice due partly to it’s composition of being largely recycled, but also that ...

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Oct. 8, 2019, 8:53 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

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

...insulation it’s important to do it in a way that doesn’t risk trapping moisture in the wall assembly. An insulation like rigid rock wool (or mineral wool) panel...

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

Is EPS or XPS better for use in basement rim joists? Should faced or unfaced foam boards be used?

...wool insulation in a basement, proper steps should always be taken. Mineral wool worries me less than fiberglass since it isn't harmed by moisture, but I'd stil...

Posted by Thomas Dispenza Sept. 8, 2019, 12:43 a.m. Basements improvements 4 Responses

Insulating walkout basement made of CMU Wall with a 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

I want to insulate the outside of my house and I'd like to know which type of insulation you think is best.

...wool insulation, fiberglass insulation or hemp insulation for example over your head during a rain storm and see if you get wet. Test one complete. Then, hold a...

Posted by Anonymous Nov. 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 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

Foam board insulation in basement

...insulation for a basement stud wall in your case would be mineral wool , Rockwool and then drywall overtop. a 6 mil poly barrier before drywall will prevent you...

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

How to prevent walls from rotting in humid climates

...insulation like mineral wool that is less susceptible to moisture damage. Be meticulous with your air barrier to limit the amount of humid air that will escap...

Posted by Rose Alderson Nov. 5, 2018, 4:34 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 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 Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 2:21 p.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses
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