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Can you put hemp insulation in an attic?

...attic, I have a radiant barrier on the attic ceiling and floor. I am removing the cellulose, but what non toxic insulation can I use with the radient barrier? H...

Posted by Pamella Weatherly-Phillips Aug. 16, 2019, 11:49 a.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Leak from attic

...attic edges, seal house-to-attic penetrations like the bathroom vent, and wiring, insulate the bathroom vent. Any thoughts? Hi Markus, My first thought is...

Posted by Markus Duess Feb. 11, 2019, 12:42 a.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Mitigation of attic moisture in 1941 home

...attic above, we are having a nice drywall ceiling done in the living room and in the 4x 6 unsealed area that gives access to the attic. As I read about air ba...

Posted by Rachel Katz June 8, 2019, 4:06 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 0 Responses

High humidity levels and coldness

...attic and refinishing the walls in the basement to reduce humidity and coldness in my home. Frankly, I am not sure whom to trust anymore, therefore, your guidan...

Posted by JR Tadinac Aug. 21, 2019, 11:26 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 3 Responses

HVAC replacement for old home? Chronic illness (air quality) being key importance...

...attic, remediate, add air exchanger (with filter and dehumidifier if that's possible?). Anyway, a bio-home inspector would be ideal but all funds need to go tow...

Posted by Niki Harrison Sept. 6, 2019, 4:32 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

I have many issues with my house where should I start?

...attic. I wanted to find out where to start, eg. should I seal the house, then insulate the outside basement wall, to the roof, then re-side the house, and insul...

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Sept. 29, 2019, 3:08 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Vapour barrier vs air barrier

Hi, I have an open beam house (no attic access) built in 1962. I live in cold, dry Edmonton Alberta. My low slope roof doesn't leak, however about once a year ...

Posted by Sherri Mccormick Aug. 17, 2018, 3:24 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

I want to insulate the outside of my house and I'd like to know which type of insulation you think is best.

...attic if it has one, or if it is a vaulted ceiling you may also be able to continue whatever wall system you decide on. Definitly have it designed by a professi...

Posted by Anonymous Nov. 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses

Should I replace my geothermal system with a gas boiler?

...attic insulation, etc. However, the coax coil in the geothermal system has rusted out which I understand the system need to be replaced. It also did not help ...

Posted by Lawrence Brusnyk Oct. 31, 2018, 8:07 p.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

Metal roof assembly

...attic). The roofing deck consist of 2x6" T&G pine boards running from eaves to ridge and is visible from the interior as my finished ceiling.​ ​The approach t...

Posted by Kim jarrett July 12, 2019, 12:15 p.m. Roof coverings 3 Responses
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