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What windows should you use when trying to build a Passive House?

...finding this aspect the hardest. Any suggestions or referrals would be greatly appreciated. The fiberglass and passive house windows and doors tend to be very m...

Posted by Raoul Lions Jan. 25, 2019, 2:18 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Should I install basement drain tile vents?

...find your comment a bit sassy given that you are asking for help and I was asking for details so I could provide you with that help. Proper drainage is essent...

Posted by gary taube Dec. 11, 2019, 10:14 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 3 Responses

What is the best foam board insulation under drywall?

...find in building stores. Something with a better adhesion and a bit of flex will help to ensure an air tight seal. One thing I would point out, is that for th...

Posted by Wesley Pracht Jan. 11, 2020, 8:10 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Is spray foam a good way to insulate a house from the exterior?

...find them in this page – New blowing agents for spray foam insulation don't cause climate change I would go ahead with spray foam in this case, the only thi...

Posted by Simon Levitt Dec. 21, 2020, 2:14 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the best way to do a cottage reno adding an insulation blanket?

...find out how to choose the right rigid foam insulation for the right application so your walls can dry. Great, thanks very much for your input...that makes a ...

Posted by Barton Rowe Feb. 28, 2021, 1:27 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 2 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a Metal structure from the Inside?

...find out what the manufacturer suggests. I'm interested to see the response of the pros here too, I'd have said some low CFC spray foam but that's going to co...

Posted by Jacky Surber May 2, 2021, 4:09 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 2 Responses

Can hydronic radiant heating be a complete heating solution for a home?

...find its way to the upper floors, but that’s not really the case with radiant heating, instead it gets cooler the further you are from the source. So, the tempe...

Posted by Jeremy Peters Dec. 16, 2019, 1:13 a.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 3 Responses

How do you install a ground loop for an HRV?

...find its way in (which can be as little as a buildup of pollen in the spring) creates an environment where mould (or 'mold' for US readers) can form and introdu...

Posted by Lee Watt July 10, 2018, 12:43 a.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

What is the best heating system for new home build?

...find higher quality at least. Mike, thanks for your input. I am going back to my contractor about it. Sticking to my guns:)

Posted by Maureen Thompson Oct. 28, 2021, 11:33 p.m. Heating and cooling 4 Responses

What is the Kenogami House heating system?

...find interesting, it has a radiant floor heated with air tubes rather than hydronic, and those tubes will be fed with air warmed by a solar air-heating panel, s...

Posted by dean c March 22, 2019, 3:46 p.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

In the winter should you heat a low/dirt floor crawl space with a furnace vent?

...find the best path forward for you. Insulating it would be best, that could be either between the joists, or also insulating the floor.

Posted by janis hobson Dec. 11, 2019, 3:17 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

How do you polish a concrete slab to be a finished interior concrete floor?

...find a diamond grinder, which seems to be quite an ordeal for you in your location. And here is another page that may interest you if you haven’t already finish...

Posted by Betsy Lund May 20, 2020, 2:13 a.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

Which house wrap is best?

...find permeability rates listed on the manufacturers website specs pages. Simply for good measure we would recommend getting the most vapor permeable weather bar...

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

How do insulate a basement slab that is sloped ?

...find the floor rather spongy.

Posted by Louis-François Lapointe Nov. 11, 2020, 10:34 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Can I use straw bale sips on the exterior of a shipping container home?

...Find your climate zone here .

Posted by Chelsea Teresak Nov. 28, 2020, 9:49 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do you prevent mold under flooring of a house on concrete slab?

...find all you need about slab on grade insulation and vapor protection. Hello and thanks for responding to my question. The house is not yet started and will be ...

Posted by Linds Cullen Dec. 31, 2020, 4:11 p.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

How much space is needed to build a single level 3 room 750 sq foot home?

...find a specific model you’d like we could get that for you. I would suggest you start on this page here – How to choose a building lot That will give you a ...

Posted by Gillian Batcher Sept. 18, 2021, 10:56 a.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

What type of insulation is best for coach house?

...find the best insulation for a Coach House, Tiny House, or simply a conventional and typical family-sized home, first see here – What is the best insulation f...

Posted by morwarid safa Sept. 24, 2021, 2:23 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses