Green roof / Discussions

how can I find diy green roof supplies in the Vancouver area?

...green roof on our existing garage, its approx 70 years old. Where can we get materials to b iuld like to do it ourselves?

Posted by Rachel Riding April 13, 2020, 12:15 p.m. Roof coverings 0 Responses

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

...green roof on a 'metal' building, you are referring to the current roof covering, correct? We do have a DIY green roof installation video , the first steps of...

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

Should I replace my geothermal system with a gas boiler?

...Green Vision Award for Alberta that year. Features include ICF walls basement to roof, infloor heating in basement, geothermal heating (closed loop, 6 wells 200...

Posted by Lawrence Brusnyk Oct. 31, 2018, 8:07 p.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

How do you build a flat roof in Miami Florida?

...roof area). I would like to recover my pitched roof with Galvalume or something similar but I am really stumped as to how to approach my flat roof area where I ...

Posted by Michael Langlois Aug. 4, 2019, 11:52 a.m. Roof coverings 0 Responses

How you vent a metal roof?

...roof ( 4/12 pitch ), in sequence from start to finish: strip entire roof down to deck; cover 2x6' pine roof deck with either an air barrier or vapor...

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

Which is best between well water vs rain water harvesting?

...green living ideas including rainwater harvesting, they often land on Earthship pages, but those are little more than gimmick homes that should never have been ...

Posted by dean c April 24, 2020, 4:40 p.m. Rainwater harvesting 1 Responses

What type of green flooring is best for a basement floor?

...roof. These pages may be of help: How to insulate a basement and avoid mold Best practices for basement construction Sewage backup valve ...

Posted by Jeff Krohn Sept. 15, 2019, 5:52 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Is it possible to reconcile installing a wood stove in a airtight, super-insulated house?

...roof with a steel column running up through the centre is troubling. I am fairly confident the air barrier continuity can be maintained but when the stove is no...

Posted by rick seward Dec. 23, 2018, 2:49 p.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 1 Responses

How do I get rid of carpenter ants?

...roof was redone 10 years ago and found the roof structure was damaged by ants. We saw them a lot back then but we didn’t see any inside again until just two wee...

Posted by Shawn B Nov. 14, 2017, 10:27 a.m. Pest control 1 Responses

What are the most cost-effective green building strategies in new home construction?

...green builder, someone who wants to build green only to save money. What eco/green strategies would you recommend to them? I know this is not a good way to thin...

Posted by M T Nov. 4, 2019, 11:07 a.m. Concept and design 3 Responses

What is the best option for building our next resilient home?

...roofing materials to protect against high winds, such as a professionally installed and well-fastened metal roof, or a living green roof . Asphalt shingles are ...

Posted by John Bae Aug. 27, 2019, 3:55 p.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses