What insulation does Mike Holmes recommend?

BASF Walltite Eco Spray Polyurethane Foam On top of keeping homes comfortable, spray foam insulation fills the nooks and crannies of wall cavities where allergens, pollutants, and other pests might otherwise enter the home.

Is it worth insulating basement walls?

Basement Insulation. A properly insulated basement can save you money on heating and provide a dry, comfortable living space. In most cases, a basement with insulation installed on its exterior walls should be considered a conditioned space.

What should I use to insulate my basement walls?

Rigid foam sheets are best for DIYers who are insulating basements prior to framing the walls. Rigid foam also works well when the concrete or block walls are smooth and flat. Rigid foam insulation is easy to use.

How do you insulate damp basement walls?

Spray foam is probably the best possible insulation material for basements and damp areas. Closed cell spray foam is perfect for locking “out” the water vapor that inherintely wants to migrate from your damp basement walls to your finished basement rooms.

Is Roxul mineral wool?

Rockwool or Roxul Insulation is a type of mineral wool insulation made from stone fibres. It provides a variety of benefits when properly installed, and is capable of making significant improvements to a home or commercial building.

Should you insulate concrete basement walls?

Walls. Basement walls should be insulated with non-water sensitive insulation that prevents interior air from contacting cold basement surfaces—the concrete structural elements and the rim joist framing.

Why did roxul change its name?

The rebrand will allow ROXUL to better leverage the ROCKWOOL Group’s longstanding leadership position in the international insulation marketplace. The rebrand will make possible a multitude of advantages—some of which have already been evident.

What is the difference between roxul and Rockwool insulation?

Fairly recently, Roxul Insulation in North America took on the same name as its worldwide parent company – Rockwool Insulation. The same mineral wool is still offered here in Canada, which many homeowners continue to use to insulate and upgrade their homes.

Whats the difference between roxul and rockwool?

ROXUL Inc., the North American division of the ROCKWOOL GROUP, the world’s largest stone wool manufacturer, announces it will commence a full rebrand to ROCKWOOL. The ROCKWOOL brand has been marketed proudly and internationally for 80 years and now will be adopted in North America*.