High quality building tape / Discussions

How do you seal windows from the exterior for water and air but not create a vapor seal?

...high-quality tape (and I stress a HIGH quality – Airstop, Siga, Delta Multiband are a few names) will allow for a certain amount of movement and and not affect ...

Posted by Piyush Prince Nov. 7, 2018, 12:10 a.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Which type of hot water pipe insulation is best?

...high humidity and high temperatures. The fiberglass sheath is characterized by a higher insulation coefficient, which can nevertheless be achieved by installing...

Posted by Cooper Dec. 11, 2017, 2:36 p.m. Plumbing and water heaters 1 Responses

Can you use a vapour retarder paint on the ceiling instead of using a poly vapour barrier?

...high quality building tape to ensure the continuity of your air barrier , we had our poly barrier go through the wall assembly and taped it to the exterior air ...

Posted by Anwas Qwelten June 8, 2019, 3:56 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 2 Responses

How do you attach exterior siding without affecting the air barrier on a passive house?

...high quality tapes and air barriers that adhere to a substrate, but whatever membrane you apply and tape you choose, just be very careful during installation. B...

Posted by Scott Bowker July 16, 2018, 11:07 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 3 Responses

What is the best foam board insulation under drywall

...tape the joints. There is some evidence of panels shrinking, so to be safe I would go for a higher quality tape than the standard rolls of red tape you will fin...

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

What is the best way to insulate a home from the outside?

...high-quality tape, it will last much longer. Siga, Delta Multiband and Air Stop are a few brands that we have a lot of confidence in, I would avoid the cheap ro...

Posted by Sylvie Gagnon Dec. 12, 2017, 11:58 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses