Friday, January 21, 2011

Bay window floor insulation and vapour barrier

One of the most interesting part of blogging is looking at the statistics of our readers.

I recently talked about our 1000th viewer and as we are approaching 2000 I would also like to note that, as limited as the statistic are, we are able to see the search words used to find our site and this lets us write about what people are interested in.

(I tried to copy and paste the statistics page into here but it wouldn't let me)

The really interesting part is that besides our name and jobsite addresses (the usual) many people are finding us by searching for construction problems. This is why we are blogging, to show people how to do, or monitor, or just know how houses work.

"bay window floor insulation" was searched for so I tought that I'd write a little about it.

The best that I can do is to say that the floor does not need to be vapour barriered. The reason for this is simple.... the subfloor is the vapour barrier. The walls are sealed to the plate and the plate is sealed to the floor. I should say however, that the box ends, the area between the joists needs to be considered as part of the lower floor wall and needs to be sealed to the floor joists and underside of subfloor using acoustic sealant and staples.

If there are any further questions email me

posted by: joel


  1. I like the topic that you presented on your blog. I find it very interesting. It is a way to bring people together then share ideas and views to learn new things.

  2. ronse massey developmentsApril 16, 2011 at 10:07 AM

    We fully appreciate all the feedback that we are geting and if there are any questions we are happy to discuss or post pics of those specific details.