Ceiling / Discussions

How do I stop a leak from my attic?

...ceiling has a silver face 5) a 3 inch duct ( crushed but no holes) from the bathroom on top of the insulation leading out to soffit , 6) some electrical wir...

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

How do you insulate a crawlspace with dirt floor?

...ceiling of the crawl space or to simply try to get a floor. Some people say we can get foam insulation sprayed in which will harden on the dirt floor. We are ...

Posted by sal Bellicoso Oct. 30, 2019, 4:56 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

How you vent a metal roof?

...ceiling (no 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.​ ​Th...

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

What is the right amount of insulation for a house?

...ceiling. Thanks. What you are referring to is often called the ‘sweet spot’ in home design for choosing the right amount of insulation . To determine the idea...

Posted by Ryan Gerbrandt Feb. 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m. Passive solar home design 4 Responses

Is There a Difference Between an Air Barrier and vapor barrier?

...ceiling is the textured look (ie popcorn ceiling), so I assume it's on drywall. The interior beam is covered in a veneer, but I'm guessing that it's wood behind...

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

What is better for a small slab on grade foundation: water (glycol) or electrical radiant heat?

...ceiling fan in the high ceiling in front of mezzanine. Cheers! Hey Mark, For Quebec the answer is always pretty easy actually - go electric. And with that I d...

Posted by Mark Dixon July 7, 2020, 2:56 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 3 Responses

Does using T & G wood plank instead of drywall affect where we put the vapor & air barrier?

...ceiling (roof is metal). Any other thoughts you have are greatly appreciated. 6 mil poly barriers are actually not as a big a problem with ceilings, the vapor...

Posted by Sue Colbourne Nov. 9, 2019, 6:16 p.m. Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces 3 Responses

Can you use a Lunos E2 HRV System to circulate air between two floors?

...ceiling fan? Or just a standard fan or two that blow in opposite directions? The intention of any HRV, whether it is a ductless HRV like the Lunos or has a cent...

Posted by Richard Kolla May 20, 2020, 1 a.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

What is the best insulation Under 2" Cement flat Roof in NYC?

Hi there For NYC What is the best insulation Under 2" Cement slab Roof for energy efficiency and water leaks? Maybe 2 layers? The base for the roof will be M...

Posted by Rafael Mor March 29, 2019, 5:19 a.m. Roof assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

What is the best practice to insulate a crawl space floor?

...ceiling). If so, be sure to lay a poly membrane on the dirt to keep moisture in the ground. Are you by chance laying down any new flooring on it? Wondering if...

Posted by austin Fanning March 16, 2020, 8:55 a.m. Crawl spaces 4 Responses

I want to insulate the outside of my house, which type of insulation do you think is best?

...ceiling isn't either. You may be able to blow insulation into the attic if it has one, or if it is a vaulted ceiling you may also be able to continue whatever w...

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

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

...ceiling as an air and vapour barrier, you need to make sure that it is sealed to the top plate of the exterior walls (with caulking, acoustic seal, tape, etc., ...

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

How do you fix high humidity levels in a basement?

...ceiling height do you have? Is there a sump pump? Is there any signs of flooding? Thank you for taking the time to read and reply to my post. The basement f...

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

What's the difference between a slab on grade and a monolithic foundation?

...ceiling, and our furnace is already up to it's limit - the thinking is that we may also opt for the electric powered air heating as we don't want baseboard heat...

Posted by Ronaldo Johnitas Dec. 10, 2019, 6:12 a.m. Slab on Grade 4 Responses

Is it OK putting 1 inch of EPS under vinyl siding with no wall insulation good?

...ceilings and floor have been insulated, dense pack celluose in ceilings 4 in Amivic graphite EPS under floors. Walls have no insulation, siding is T-1-11 from...

Posted by Roger Smith Nov. 12, 2019, 6:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses

Will I save energy by lowering my thermostat at night?

...ceiling and the finished basements (always cold) insulation - which I will in time. The windows (double pane) and doors are all Zone 2 rated appear to have been...

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

What is the most comfortable heating system for a home?

...ceiling fan (set to draw air up not push it down) may be a cheaper and more effective solution to better distribute heat, if you can just replace an overhead li...

Posted by Catharine Jans Dec. 11, 2017, 11:25 a.m. Heating with electricity 1 Responses

What insulation should I put on basement block walls that is resistant to mold?

...Ceiling height, finished walls or not (is it living space), poured concrete floor or not, flooding, moisture levels, mold or no mold, etc, whatever you can tell...

Posted by Ken Gee July 31, 2019, 3:25 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses