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Do you have on a category on insulating vans?

...best one we've seen used Rockwool insulation and a separate air barrier membrane. The best tiny house we've seen so far All about tiny houses

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

Can I spray foam insulate from the outside?

...best to apply (tyvek vs. something other) before installing the new board and batton siding? Thank you, Kurt Are you not expecting to see some sort of sheathi...

Posted by Kurt Klischuk June 6, 2019, 8:56 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

Will evacuated thermal solar tubes work for a greenhouse in winter?

...best option since theres no risk of fire or electricity required (winter doesnt have much sun for solar panels) could you tell me if and how this would work, pr...

Posted by Solus Lee Una Feb. 22, 2021, 6:09 p.m. Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums 1 Responses

Slab on Grade for House in Grand Rapids MI - Can I get Prefab form kits & Assistance easily?

...best suited. do you work here or can you supply a kit and assistance to a local builder? The house will probably have a partial basement but the slab section, i...

Posted by Greg Hooks Nov. 20, 2019, 3:35 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Can I purchase XPS made with HFOs?

...best alternative still mineral wool? We have reason to believe that sometime in 2020 there will be a switch to HFO blowing agents with a much lower Global Warmi...

Posted by Kate Noblio Dec. 14, 2019, 12:35 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 3 Responses

Which insulation do I use for interior walls of a framed in bunker?

...best way to insulate along studs in bunker and floor joists for temp and moisture insulation. I have to say you've got us a little stumped here with the word 'b...

Posted by Dale Klubertanz March 23, 2021, 10:38 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Should I test my home for radon gas?

I plan on improving insulation to the point of needing an air exchanger. I thought it best to test for radon gas after I've tightened up the major air leakage ...

Posted by Mary Anne S March 5, 2019, 7:46 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 4 Responses

Alternativ for Garage Epoxy - Considering both look & economically?

...best alternate for Epoxy - 1) Looks 2) anti slippery 3)economy 4) durability .Thank you A great alternative to Epoxy for a concrete floor sealer that is non-tox...

Posted by Kamatchi Kavi Feb. 21, 2021, 7:58 p.m. Paints, finishes and natural coatings 4 Responses

Can you add external insulation to a brick home?

...best way to go? What kind of products should we be considering. Pros and cons? We live in Chicago area--so hot/cold extreems are an issue. You can for sure insu...

Posted by Rachel Kaiser April 2, 2020, 9:11 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How to reduce the rain noise from a metal roof?

...best quality? Thanks Is this a new or home or existing and you’re just replacing the roof covering? If you insulate properly against heat loss, that can do ...

Posted by Igal H Nov. 24, 2020, 4:57 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Where does a vapour barrier go when building a shed in southern Ontario?

...best, and I dislike "minimal at best". So, having read all about vapour barriers, air barriers, etc, how they work, how they differ... I wonder what my next b...

Posted by Charley Nelson Nov. 5, 2020, 10:09 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Will I save energy by lowering my thermostat at night?

...best to set the ASHP furnace at one temperature all day? Or set it back at night and during the work day? This is a topic where there will always be conflicting...

Posted by Ryan Peterson May 1, 2018, 11:51 a.m. Heating and cooling 4 Responses

How can I prevent animals from getting behind the siding on my house?

...best way to prevent rodents from getting into that space and using it as a highway? Siding needs vertical strapping to create an air space to allow moisture to ...

Posted by Connie Curtin Feb. 22, 2020, 1:52 p.m. Pest control 1 Responses

How do you install your own DIY radon mitigation system?

...best spot to drill/install the pipe into the basement floor? 2. Is there a way to know where the drain pipes goes under the floor? This house was build around...

Posted by Ariel Fridman Jan. 27, 2020, 10:59 a.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 1 Responses

I have chronic illness from the air quality of my home, can you help determine if I need to replace the HVAC system?

...best insulation (in Ontario) for cubbies 16", 2-3" thick. Has to be super clean, no off gassing, mold resistent. Also, suggestions for best air exchanger set ...

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

Can I use a Legalett slab in Florida if I don't want floor heat?

...best option for cost and energy savings? should I just use a stander slab, or do you have something like this without the heated floors that would work better? ...

Posted by Harry Dickinson March 25, 2021, 10:21 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Lunos HRV - where can I buy them and get advice?

...best locations for the units. The space is open, with the exception of a small bathroom. I underestand there is a limit as to how close units can be to eave ove...

Posted by martin tierney Nov. 16, 2019, 4:57 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

Should I use Tesla Solar Tiles instead of mounted solar panels?

...Best regards, Philip Benson The S1600 Ecohome prefab kit house comes with a metal roof, as for changing that to a Tesla Solar Roof we couldn’t say for sure righ...

Posted by Philip Benson March 10, 2021, 10:07 p.m. Solar photovoltaic 1 Responses