I currently have two skylights installed by previous owners (probably many years ago), one in a stairwell, and one in a bathroom. The bathroom one is definitely dripping with consensation post-shower, and the stairwell one is also showing condensation damage with paint bubbling up around it. And they let in a lot of heat in the summer. I'm on board that solar tubes are the better choice energy wise -if I were starting a new build, that's what I would choose. But do you think that I should close in my skylights and replace them with tubes? Or are there newer skylight models that can mitigate the heat and condensation issues?
How to seal windows from exterior for water and air seal but not vapour seal?
Posted by Piyush Prince Nov. 7, 2018, 12:10 a.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses
Is it possible to reconcile installing a wood stove in a airtight, super-insulated house?
Posted by rick seward Dec. 23, 2018, 2:49 p.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 1 Responses
Replacement windows in a double wall envelope house
Posted by Anonymous Anonymous June 25, 2018, 10:25 p.m. Windows and doors 3 Responses
When I use my stove hood I get smoke odours in my home, is that due to negative pressure and how do I fix it?
Posted by Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 12:37 p.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses
I want to insulate the outside of my house and I'd like to know which type of insulation you think is best.
Posted by Anonymous Nov. 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 5 Responses
for retrofits, should you install insulation on the inside or outside?
Posted by Neil Richardson Jan. 29, 2019, 4:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses
My door lock keeps freezing to the point I can’t open it, any idea why this would happen?
Posted by Anonymous Nov. 13, 2016, 1:15 p.m. Walls and Roofs 1 Responses
Should I replace my geothermal system with a gas boiler?
Posted by Lawrence Brusnyk Oct. 31, 2018, 8:07 p.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses
Will I save energy by lowering my thermostat at night?
Posted by Ryan Peterson May 1, 2018, 11:51 a.m. Heating and cooling 4 Responses
What would you say is the most comfortable heating system for a home?
Posted by Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 11:25 a.m. Heating with electricity 1 Responses
Do you buy used materials? They are in very good condition.
Posted by Cheryl Nicholson Sept. 5, 2018, 7:03 p.m. Recycled and Reclaimed Materials 1 Responses
What is the best way to insulate a home from the outside?
Posted by Anonymous Dec. 12, 2017, 11:58 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses
Starting from scratch in a Victorian row house: how should I heat/cool my home?
Posted by Elizabeth Brown Feb. 26, 2019, 9:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses
What type of Insulation can I use on the exterior of my home?
Posted by Scott Muller April 18, 2019, 2:19 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses
Post-flood basement renovation: interior finishing
Posted by Wren Toombs June 18, 2018, 10:52 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses