When it comes to exterior wall insulation, two standout options vie for your attention: foam board and batt insulation. Both have their merits and drawbacks, making the right choice contingent upon a variety of factors including climate, budget, and installation complexity. Let’s break down each to help you make an educated decision. Understanding Foam Board […]
Are you thinking about adding a layer of continuous insulation to your foundation wall? Good call — you’ll boost the wall’s R-value and airtightness, and possibly save yourself a few construction steps along the way. But which side of the concrete should the foam board go? And what’s the best product to use in either […]
What is sufficient PSI for underslab insulation to accommodate a 7,000-pound truck and a 9,500-pound skid steer?
What is sufficient PSI for underslab insulation to accommodate a 7,000-pound truck and a 9,500-pound skid steer? The sufficient PSI for underslab insulation to accommodate a 7,000-pound truck or a 9,500 skid steer loader is 16 PSI. This value accounts for the point loads imposed by the truck and the skid loader as well as […]
Where Should Halo Interra Be Installed When Insulating a Roof? Halo Interra should be installed on the underside of the ceiling joists when insulating a roof. Such placement is ideal because fastening the Interra panels to the joists’ underside is the simplest way to insulate a roof. In contrast, installing the foam boards on top […]
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Advanced Framing — aka Optimum Value Engineering (OVE) — is a wood-frame construction method that’s meant to reduce the amount of lumber used to build a structure and enhance the home’s energy efficiency.
3. Install Inspection Strips
Inspection strips allow you to visually inspect the home’s sill plate and rim joist for signs of termites or carpenter ants. This way, you can catch an infestation and call in pest control before excessive damage occurs.
Discover the two options for creating a weather resistive barrier using Halo Exterra panels. Read the full article for the details.
To take advantage of Exterra’s breathability, you’ll need that poly vapor barrier on the warm side to block vapor and moisture from traveling inside the building. Learn more about this code requirement here.
Do you worry about exposing foam board insulation to the outdoors? Or leaving it uncovered inside a home? Read more to explore the perils of exterior and interior exposure, and how you can get the most of your foam board insulation.