Wool Insulation / Discussions

Do you have an updated recommendation for attaching exterior mineral wool insulation?

...wool you built a few years ago? The way we attached mineral wool insulation on the LEED Platinum Edelweiss House worked well, but was pretty labour intensive. T...

Posted by Fred D Aug. 31, 2020, 1:07 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

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

What is the best material to use for wall and roof insulation?

...wool insulation (common brand association being Rockwool formerly known as Roxul), and dense packed cellulose . Very important along with which insulation you...

Posted by Babak K July 12, 2020, 8:43 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 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

What is the best way to insulate a 2x8 wall?

...wool comes in batt insulation as well as rigid, so I wouldn’t be cutting it up to fit anywhere, they should have the sizes you need. Rockwool, (formerly known a...

Posted by Michael Sweglar July 8, 2020, 10:43 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 3 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a Multi-material wall?

...wool. My cold room is a small 6' x 6' space. Putting EPS foam insulation on the exterior of a concrete foundation is fine . In most cases, foundations are built...

Posted by Steve J Sept. 29, 2020, 10:15 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 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 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

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 kind of insulation do you recommend to put on my exterior sheet rock wall?

...wool / rock wool insulation as they aren’t harmed by moisture and it will pass right through it. Walls need to be able to dry, so anytime you are adding to a wa...

Posted by Uwe Thomas May 22, 2020, 10 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 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

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

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 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

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 6 Responses