Ceilings / Discussions

How to fix condensation on ceilings?

...ceilings. The house also had plywood soffits with minimal ventilation. After investigating, we discovered that the attic was completely wet and moisture was get...

Posted by Jessica Sadler Nov. 13, 2019, 11:48 a.m. Walls and Roofs 1 Responses

Do I need ceiling fans if I have an HRV?

...ceilings and I will be adding an addition this summer with normal height ceilings and a new stairwell to the basement. Should I arrange for a ceiling fan in the...

Posted by S McIntyre April 2, 2019, 10:01 p.m. Ventilation 1 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

How can I solve a moisture problem in attic from 1941 home?

...ceilings in my 1 storey house are (non asbestos) cellulose tiles. I made a few holes in the living room ceiling 10 years ago when the semi conditioned attic spa...

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

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

...ceilings that may be of interest for figuring cost as well as some design options. Hi Mike Thanks so much for all this information. We live in southern Vancou...

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

How do you insulate a ceiling and finish it on the inside with wood?

...Ceilings & Cost compared to Drywall . You will see several types of wood, I think the lightest may be birch or maple, but maple can often come with some beautif...

Posted by antonija klotz Oct. 20, 2019, 7:31 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the best way to deal with a drop ceiling in a high humidity room?

A small portion of an indoor lap pool in southeastern New York has a drop ceiling and an outdoor deck above it. I believe it has Ice Water Shield or something ...

Posted by steve Roberts Dec. 24, 2019, 8:01 p.m. Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces 1 Responses

What are the factors I should consider for choosing between a slab on grade and basement?

...ceilings only. 3. What about a hybrid - we don't need a full basement, what are the implications of having half of the footprint as a slab, and half basement?...

Posted by Shaun B April 2, 2019, 6:35 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

Can you Insulate a Cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?

...ceilings but that won’t make it air tight because I will have central area of the basement (utility hall ) that will be unfinished and any area will be able to ...

Posted by Victor B June 19, 2019, 11:41 p.m. Basements improvements 5 Responses

What is the best way to make a row house in Montreal Quebec more energy efficient?

...ceilings joists to warm the floor above, that wouldn’t be my first choice for a couple of reasons – it can be a real headache doing that compared to laying tube...

Posted by Elizabeth Brown Feb. 26, 2019, 9:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

Can I put a breathable peel and stick weather (air) barrier on the inside walls and ceiling?

Here is my problem: I have polyurethane spray foam inside the assembly cavity of my walls and unvented flat roof ceiling. It's impossible to air seal all the j...

Posted by Anomika Singhn Oct. 1, 2018, 9:56 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 1 Responses

Should I insulate my basement ceiling?

My bungalow is around Toronto, and is a little over 100 years old with block walls in the basement. we recently learned our basement wasnt insulated properly, ...

Posted by Nina Hartt March 21, 2019, 8:23 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Can you use a vapour retarder paint on the ceiling instead of using a poly vapour barrier?

...ceilings to prevent the indoor vapour drive during hot humid weather. The reason as you may have read, is that when there is a vapour barrier in homes in hot hu...

Posted by Anwas Qwelten June 8, 2019, 3:56 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 2 Responses