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What are the best windows for replacement in a basement?

What is the best option for window replacement in a basement? When looking for high performance windows, there is no really no difference between basements and...

Posted by Chrystele Chevallier-g May 21, 2020, 12:30 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Which house wrap is best?

I am installing pine tongue and groove exterior siding. Which type of house wrap is best, perforated or non perforated (like Tyvek). Thank you Every exterior w...

Posted by Kathy Moller Aug. 2, 2020, 11:50 a.m. Air and vapour barriers 1 Responses

What is the best material for building plumbing?

...best to use for residential plumbing? Copper, PEX, others? You will often see Pex tubing in most new home construction nowadays since it is so much faster and c...

Posted by Babak K July 17, 2020, 1:55 a.m. Plumbing and water heaters 3 Responses

What is the best type of home heating system?

...best heating systems for new builds. Choosing the best heating system for a home depends on a lot of factors, and probably the most important is location. Tha...

Posted by Jennifer Doll Jan. 20, 2020, 11:59 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses

What is the best wall for a house by the sea in New Brunswick?

...best products, the order of application/installation, etc.) to get the most efficient and durable air/water/vapor barrier. We would like to get expert advice,...

Posted by Nathalie Lacaille Jan. 6, 2021, 9:36 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 0 Responses

What is the best to insulate metal structures for all seasons?

I have been researching methods and best practices for insulating metal structures for four season use, esp. the likes of vehicles & campers, realizing that th...

Posted by Morgan Aldridge Jan. 19, 2019, 1:53 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a home from the outside?

...best approach for exterior insulation on the walls during renovation, any advice on technique, materials or cost comparisons? There are a variety of products an...

Posted by Sylvie Gagnon Dec. 12, 2017, 11:58 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the best type of radiant floor heating for a garage?

...best choice? Do you suggest electric wires or tubes with glycol? Is there a difference in cost for install or running it? Good question, but a tough one, so I’l...

Posted by J.F. March 24, 2017, 11:14 a.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

What is the best way to finish basement walls?

...best approach given the rest of basement is done the old school way (incorrectly)? Thanks in advance your site is new to me and is a great resource. The wall yo...

Posted by Aram Scaram Jan. 21, 2021, 5:13 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

What's the best way to seal a crawl space and insulate?

Hi I was wondering what's the best way to seal a crawl space and insulate? Currently it is a vented space. Should the vents be closed permanently? The floor jo...

Posted by Steven Johnston Feb. 23, 2021, 12:35 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

What is the best method of building a slab on grade?

Can you recommend the best method of building an insulated slab on grade suitable for the laurentian mountains in the event that bedrock prevents digging out a...

Posted by Jay Law April 19, 2021, 3:09 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

What is the best way to heat a home with solar panels?

...best method of heating the house. Most people in this area seem to use propane for heat but we are thinking in floor heat and an electric furnace. Are we on t...

Posted by Oliver Williamson Oct. 26, 2020, 2:05 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 0 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a 2x8 wall?

I have been reading so much on insulation ....and out of the foam boards I think eps might be the best to use, but not sure if the foil face would be good, may...

Posted by Michael Sweglar July 8, 2020, 10:43 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 3 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a Multi-material wall?

...best to apply a skim coat of mortar, like Type S to parge and even the surfaces, then add my EPS? I am planning on insulating my Cold Room (area below my porc...

Posted by Steve J Sept. 29, 2020, 10:15 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses

What is the best heat pump hot water heater for an all electric house?

...best brand for water heater? Highest quality and lowest maintenance. Any tips or recommendations for the best quality water heater? Heat Pump Water Heaters take...

Posted by Babak K Aug. 1, 2020, 7:07 p.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

What is the best material for flooring?

What do you recommend to use for flooring? Real wood, engineered wood, any particular brand? Also for kitchen and bathroom floor, what do you recommend to use ...

Posted by Babak K July 17, 2020, 2:09 a.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

What is the best ERV on the market ?

...best', it may not have the best ROI. We've tried different brands over the years, We used a Venmar ERV in our last demo house build and we are very happy with...

Posted by Brandon Phelps April 18, 2020, 12:09 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

Which is the best basement insulation?

...Best practices for basement construction for new homes and renovations

Posted by Alex Kesheshian April 23, 2020, 12:29 a.m. Basements 1 Responses