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Doing an addition, what type of roof is the best to use?

...covering , but that depends on a few things - Where are you are located (Climate zone or nearest city), also let us know how steep your roof pitch is, how large...

Posted by Babak K July 17, 2020, 2:03 a.m. Roof coverings 1 Responses

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

...covering the ceiling with something like Henry Blueskin® VP100 or some peal and stick air barrier that will still allow moisture to dry on the inside as to not ...

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

What is the best way to insulate my basement?

...covering the concrete and partial wall. Should I: 1. Install Foam Board Insulation over the bare concrete and leave the framed walls insulated as the are? 2...

Posted by Chris Rogers Oct. 27, 2019, 11:23 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

What type of insulation under an outdoor deck frame with 2x8s?

...covering the wool with 1" rigid board to close it off and limit rodent. I m in Quebec Canada so winters are cold. The walls are aluminium, i though I could in...

Posted by Eric Dalpe Sept. 15, 2020, 9:13 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 4 Responses

What is the best way to reduce humidity in a basement?

...covering that won't go moldy/smelly like the carpet has (and we're on a budget, and have next to no headroom.) I appreciate there's no perfect solution - but ...

Posted by Robert J. Pierson Oct. 17, 2019, 10:45 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

How do you insulate concrete basement walls and avoid mould?

...covering the entire basement walls. Then the stud framing goes on. Then additional bats or Rock Wool boards installed between the frame stuctures. I do not want...

Posted by William Hunter Feb. 22, 2021, 11:40 a.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

Should you allow air flow through a crawl space with a dirt floor?

...covering in the crawl space be removed so that air can circulate underneath the cabin? If it is best to remove the sheeting what would your suggestion be for in...

Posted by Amber Murray Aug. 17, 2020, 10 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses

What flooring options work with a passive solar design?

...covering on a concrete slab floor, you will still get the temperature balancing effects of thermal mass as long as it is insulated below, and therefore kept ins...

Posted by Christopher Dunn Feb. 23, 2020, 11:50 a.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

Should I replace my skylights with solar tubes?

...covering the bottom with plastic or a sheet of plexi may make a difference. That would prevent moisture from accumulating in the cavity, it would also make them...

Posted by Elizabeth Brown Nov. 30, 2018, 9:32 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

How do you install radiant floor heating in an old building?

...covering the ceiling, this cut our heating bill by about 40%. Heat source is propane fire places w fans originally, now an electric demand boiler.

Posted by Rob Doda March 19, 2020, 3:21 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 2 Responses

How to reduce the rain noise from a metal roof?

...covering? If you insulate properly against heat loss, that can do your soundproofing for you at the same as long as you use fibrous insulation . Spray foam an...

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

is a double vapor barrier on a South Florida roof bad?

I am building a new home in Naples Florida with a metal roof and open cell foam sprayed on underside of roof deck. I am considering a peal and stick membrane...

Posted by Arthur Moore April 6, 2020, 12:57 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 0 Responses

What considerations should be made when installing a green roof on a metal building?

...covering, correct? We do have a DIY green roof installation video , the first steps of this process (linked below) would be the same, in that you need a water...

Posted by Nina Flores Feb. 16, 2020, 4:57 p.m. Roof coverings 3 Responses

How do you do Radon mitigation when with insulating and ventilating a crawlspace?

...covering it with a poly membrane, you will see more about it in the page above. Even that as a DIY technique would require some experience to vent it out proper...

Posted by Cathy Gaskins Feb. 17, 2021, 3:46 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 1 Responses

We are looking to build a slab on grade, do we need radiant heat?

...covering ? A lot of variables will start to come into play, I’ll explain– A polished concrete floor is the cheapest, most durable floor you can build, but con...

Posted by Scott Self Sept. 21, 2020, 10:34 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 2 Responses

Where can I find supplies for a green roof?

Hi there! Thank you for your inspiring youtube video. Would you kindly let me know where I can find and order the supplies for the green roof? You make it lo...

Posted by Nadia Naderi Oct. 8, 2020, 6:38 p.m. Roof coverings 1 Responses

If the foundation wall has tyvek wrap will it trap moisture?

...covering it, the vapor barrier is your problem. It's stopping the moisture from escaping where it can be handled by HRV systems. You will read in that page abov...

Posted by Hos Boss March 9, 2021, 4:42 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Which is the best basement insulation?

...covering the above grade stud wall portion is a good idea. 2 is the thickness Where EPS begins to act as a vapor barrier, so depending on your climate zone and ...

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