rigid foam insulation

Singing the Ice Dam Blues

Posted on April 18,2015 by ScottG in cathedral ceiling

Winter is the season of icicles and ice dams, at least on houses whose roofs are poorly insulated and air-sealed. Or, in the case of a nature center in Wisconsin, not insulated at all. Walt Ott is inquiring about the best way to fix a building with a completely uninsulated cathedral ceiling.

Exterior Insulation Is Like A Sweater For Your House

Posted on April 18,2015 by user-1048334 in EPS

There are many construction and insulation approaches which allow a builder to create walls and ceilings with high R-values and low levels of air leakage, creating a much better envelope than is achieved with standard framing methods. Structural insulated panels (SIPs), insulated concrete forms (ICFs), double-stud walls, and advanced framing can all produce more energy-efficient buildings than the ol' stick-built number. The one thing they can’t do is to improve the efficiency of an existing house.

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