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  1. General Discussion
    Hi - I’m looking for answers on how to insulate the exterior of a poured concrete wall. I want the interior wall to be board finished and an architectural detail. I’m looking at some of it to be above grade insulation and would like to achieve an r30. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated
  2. General Discussion
    My House was build around the wood stove and chimney so the chimney is in the interior of the house. The wood stove is on the first floor, the chimney passes through the second floor, through the ceiling of the second floor to the roof. Im having issues with mice and have noticed their main way...
  3. Insulation
    I recently had a custom home built And I’m slightly concerned about what I’m seeing in my roof now that cold weather has hit. The main level of the home is SIP construction with an ICF foundation. The photo above is the roof area above my main living space and master bedroom. The space in the...
  4. Insulation
    Hey guys, I am looking to fully finish my basement. The existing concrete foundation walls have tar paper covering 2/3 of the vertical space on the walls. On top of that are 2x2 studs NAILED in to the foundation. There are insulation bats and vapour barrier on top of that, (again, 2/3 coverage)...
  5. Insulation
    I do demo, and have to deal with piles of blown in regularly. I have been thinking about buying an insulation vacuum for incidental use on demo jobs. I could swing a low end one if it doesn’t get me any removal jobs. But I like the idea of a more powerful vacuum, cause the whole point is to save...
  6. Insulation
    Hi, First of all, I wanted to say that I'm not a contractor, I'm just a person who's trying to buy his first house. Because I'm not familiar at all with types of insulation, I wanted to ask it here on this forum. I took a picture of the insulation for reference and I'd be really glad if some of...
  7. General Discussion
    Hello, First post here. I am currently turning a pole barn into a home with my wife and children. We are finishing a 14' x 60' area to begin with to be temporary living while we work on the upstairs 40x60 area. The area we are working on first (temporary room) is a lean to section attached to...
  8. Insulation
    Finishing a basement with metal stud framing erected 2” off of poured concrete foundation wall to allow for a few line sets, condensing line and a few electric lines to be run behind the wall. The foundation has been painted with waterproofing paint. Installing rockwool insulation. Few...
  9. Insulation
    I am remodeling a master bath with two exterior walls in a brick ranch. Demo down to the studs revealed staining from moisture and I would like to maximize insulation on these two walls. I can afford to give ups some interior space. I would appreciate any input or suggested routes to go to...
  10. General Discussion
    We are remodeling a house from the early 1900s. We have found a good bit of asbestos and it had to be removed. Being a bit on edge about other dangers was hoping someone could identify this type of insulation or whether it’s safe or dangerous. Looks like shredded of paper or plastic not sure but...
  11. General Discussion
    I am inclosing a patio which already has a metal roof. 2x4 purlins were used and on certain days condensation would form on the underside of the metal, maybe more so in the winter. I'm hoping I don't have to remove the metal and put down some decking. I thought about putting some foam panels...
  12. Historical Restoration
    I will be renovating an old two story house in Houston Texas built around 1910.The house is on pads and blocks. The house has shiplap on the inside only. The old siding is nailed to the studs. No water barrier between the siding and the studs. The studs are 2x4.To properly insulate the house I...
  13. Technology
    We just got our new website up and wanted to see if anyone out there had any tips or suggestions on how to improve it. It's located at www.garageinsulationinstallers.com Thanks in advance! Trey GII :notworthy
  14. Business
    I recently started my new business in Houston installing insulation on residential steel garage doors. Being in Houston, the winters are not usually harsh and the biggest obstacle I have encountered are people thinking that they only need insulation if it gets very cold in the winter...
  15. Insulation
    Hey Guys and Gals! Im new here so please go easy on me. I have been lurking around these forums for the past week or so and have noticed a lot of questions relating to spray foam insulation. I am a representative with a major spray foam manufacturer and wanted to make myself available to try...
  16. Insulation
    I have taken off the siding on a clients house to replace some rotten sheeting. I am about to begin putting things back together and we have noticed that the chimney (exterior) cavity has no insulation on the outside walls nor the wall adjcent to the living area. Do all walls need insulation...
  17. Decks & Fencing
    I am going to be insulating a sunroom in the Seattle area. The roof is 2x8 and the walls 2x4. I can get more than code insulation in them by using Thermasheath polyisocyanurate rigid foam panels, even though it is wicked expensive. I want the room to be warm -- it has, of course, lots of windows...
  18. New Member Introductions
    Hey everybody, great site. Seriously cool to have such an amazing collaboration of tallent in one place. I cant offer too much as far as building goes, but I'm always willing to give a little insight to the itch!!! All I do is insulation, and I really am passionate about it. I hope I can...
  19. Insulation
    Hi Guys, Im new to the forum, but have been watching for a short while. Sorry if this topic has been covered before? I am a Masonry Cavity Wall & Attic Insulation Contractor based in Cork, Ireland. I am currently looking at purchasing a new insulation blowing machine. I see some of ye...
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