Air tightness / Discussions

Do you have on a category on insulating vans?

...air tightness an be affected as spray foam is not flexible once it sets, so if your bounce it down the highway, it may not have a very good air barrier, so you ...

Posted by chantal fortier April 14, 2019, 2:08 p.m. Tiny house 1 Responses

Do you have a diagram showing effect of winds on the pressure inside the house?

...air through any holes in your building envelope. That will create positive air pressure inside the house, and force air out other holes in your building envelop...

Posted by Bryan Bargen June 8, 2018, 5:20 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 1 Responses

How do you deal with a house under negative pressure?

...air pressure in a home - House Air Tightness - Why Balancing Air Pressure is Essential On air pressure, there is clearly a balance problem with an excess am...

Posted by Connie Taylor April 16, 2020, 1:41 p.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

How do you stop wood stove smoke from entering a home?

...air pressure - House air tightness - why balancing air pressure is essential for indoor air quality The air pressure in your house may also be a factor, if ...

Posted by Don Leaver March 24, 2020, 10:49 a.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 4 Responses

Building a Honka log “pretty good house” planning - thoughts on hvac, ventilation and roof

...airtightness or R value. We would be happy to help but as is there are too many questions in here and it would be difficult to really iron out any of your indiv...

Posted by Klemen Novak June 28, 2020, 1:55 a.m. Planning and Design 1 Responses

What is the process to seal a house using Aero barrier spray?

...airtightness. So would you suggest using air barrier and tape first? Or go straight for the Aerobarrier and bypass all the hassle of membrane and tape? Or is...

Posted by Santiago Pacheco Feb. 13, 2020, 11:06 a.m. Air and vapour barriers 3 Responses

Where to get good tape for taping air barriers?

...Air Stop are three examples of tapes with much better adhesion." I'm in Montreal and i was trying to find one of these brands of tape in local hardware stores b...

Posted by Frank Suerich-Gulick Sept. 12, 2020, 7:25 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 2 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?

...air tightness. This page here explains it well - How to balance air pressure in a home Depressurizing a home is a greater concern with newly built and very ...

Posted by Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 12:37 p.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

How does a Passive House handle floods?

...air tightness isn’t an issue at all in regards to flooding, after a major basement flood you may have a fairly lengthy drying out period where you would need a ...

Posted by Wendy Tsao May 7, 2018, 12:46 p.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

Improving the efficiency of a home built in 1978 during renovations, do I need an HRV?

...air quality could/should be improved in older leaky homes as well. Or would the excessive air leaks make the HRV not effective? The only way to truly know if ...

Posted by joe cruikshank Feb. 8, 2020, 12:08 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses