wall insulation / Discussions

What is the best wall & insulation combination for Colorado?

...insulation – What is the best insulation for a home? In there you will learn the different characteristics of various insulation materials, the decision the...

Posted by Jacob Johannessen July 2, 2020, 11:13 a.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses

What is the best exterior Wall and Roof Rigid Insulation for a barn renovation?

...insulation being emplaced with roofing paper / water screen wrapped about 1/2 over the top of the facia board. Metal roof attached to strapping. Walls much th...

Posted by Ron Busch June 27, 2020, 3:50 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

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

...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 wall its best to ma...

Posted by Uwe Thomas May 22, 2020, 10 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Can you use polyiso insulation on the exterior of a wall behind cedar siding on the west coast?

...insulation panels here – Rigid insulation panels, how to choose the best ones for different applications You will read in that article a bit more about the ...

Posted by Iain Matheson Jan. 28, 2020, 10:38 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 2 Responses

Do frost lines where studs are on a wall show a failure of spray foam insulation?

...insulation in a wall assembly. The best method of wood frame construction would always include continuous insulation on the exterior of walls, without that yo...

Posted by Gerald Crozier July 22, 2019, 10:24 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

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

...Walls have no insulation, siding is T-1-11 from the sixties would like to put 1 inch EPS under vinyl siding. the building is pretty well built. no sagging parts...

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

What are the best Wall and Roof insulation choices and rain screen?

...Walls will be insulated with sprayfoam vs rockwool (hard to get contractor out of convenient and familiar choice) and on exterior will be covered in WRB by Adhe...

Posted by Valeriy Kraydman March 15, 2021, 3:32 p.m. 0 Responses

What insulation should I put on basement block walls that is resistant to mold?

...wall. Moisture issue in spring ( and I suspect fall). We get a lot of people asking about the best way to insulate a cinder block (CMU) foundation wall, I would...

Posted by Ken Gee July 31, 2019, 3:25 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

What do you think of Legalett Wall Insulation?

...wall-insulation system compares to the wall systems that you propose. I see a number of advantages to their system--it's much less labor intensive and is potent...

Posted by Igal H Aug. 19, 2020, 3:52 p.m. Walls and Roofs 1 Responses

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

...insulation , you’ll find a list of the pros and cons of different types of insulation here on this page – What is the best insulation for a home? There isn’...

Posted by Babak K July 12, 2020, 8:43 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Should I densepack wall cavities prior to exterior insulation?

...insulation would be a worthy investment. The plan for now is strip back to sheathing, new self adhesive WRB, new windows installed at shearwall, 2-3in eps/roxul...

Posted by Gordon McNair April 13, 2021, 9:21 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is your advice on exterior wall insulation for a tiny home?

...walls are as follows, from inside out: Ship lap wood, plastic vapor barrier, I see no mention of insulation for you Tiny House, but there is a comma a...

Posted by Mitch Fowler Aug. 27, 2020, 7:04 p.m. Tiny house 1 Responses

Should you put insulation on the outside of a cinder block wall in a desert?

...insulation in any climate – What is the right amount of insulation for an energy efficient green home? That page should help you figure the answers to you q...

Posted by Michael Apodaca March 9, 2020, 3:10 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

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

...walls and found the concrete foundation walls and insulation were soaked. Water was literally running down the walls. No signs of humidity anywhere else in the ...

Posted by David Mitchell Aug. 14, 2018, 6:32 p.m. Basements improvements 23 Responses

Can you put foil covered foam panels inside a framed wall?

...wall would be a practical application? I'm open to using any type of insulation in the wall cavity. The foil based rigid foam panels may be EPS, but they also m...

Posted by William McCart Feb. 22, 2021, 12:38 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 3 Responses

Which is the best basement insulation?

...wall and 4' knee wall built with 2x6 and batt insulation r22. Should I run rigid insulation inside the foundation wall up the concrete and cover the knee wall a...

Posted by Alex Kesheshian April 23, 2020, 12:29 a.m. Basements 1 Responses

What is the best way to Insulate a basement and floor joists that are embedded into the concrete?

...insulation is in the ceiling space right up against the exterior wall. Installing batts of insulation directly against a basement concrete wall is a disaster fo...

Posted by David Pereira April 28, 2020, 10:34 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

Can Rockwool be installed over Type II EPS?

...wall construction from interior to exterior is 1/2 " drywall, 2x3 strapping filled with fibergalss insulation, 6 mil vapor barrier, 2x6 wall with fiberglass ins...

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