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

Where can I find supplies for a green roof?

...roofing contractor or it truly can be DIY? Thanks :) nadia In Principle, building a green roof can be as easy as it looks in our Green Roof DIY installation...

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

For a first time buyer where do you start with renovations?

...green grants i might be eligible for ? we put on a steel roof and insolated basement but need new window and drywall unfinished basement, also interested in sol...

Posted by Joanne Geall Aug. 19, 2020, 3:14 p.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses

Building a Honka log “pretty good house” planning - thoughts on hvac, ventilation and roof

...roof with thermobuilt insulation. Did consider a green roof but I'm not sure we'll have the room in the budget. Any alternatives? At approx 1200sf I'm hoping th...

Posted by Klemen Novak June 28, 2020, 1:55 a.m. Planning and Design 1 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

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

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

What is the best material to use for wall and roof insulation?

...roof insulation? Least toxic, and highest R factor? Wool, Fiberglass etc. Do you have a brand in mind that you'd recommend? If you’re looking to learn what is t...

Posted by Babak K July 12, 2020, 8:43 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

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

...green flooring materials If you don’t already have a sump pump I would suggest you install one, and even consider installing a battery backup, since heavy rai...

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

Need roof repairs, insulation and new tin, are there grants available?

...roof could possibly apply, I don’t think you’ll find much for replacing the roof covering. So my recommendation would be to first do a web search for incentives...

Posted by Ghislaine Morin Aug. 27, 2020, 12:03 p.m. Grants and incentives 1 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

What is the best way to renovate and make a self sustaining eco friendly family house?

...roof, cracked foundation, moldy basement etc . That way you can apply your renovation budget to the most pressing issues. If you are talking about solar panels ...

Posted by Emmanuel Sylvestre Aug. 31, 2020, 8:15 a.m. Concept and design 1 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

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