Green roof / Discussions

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

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

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 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 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

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 2 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 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