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For home renovation, is it better to install insulation on the inside or outside?

...renovation anyway then I would say you are best to insulate from the inside, and there are few methods. First, have the wiring checked by a licensed electrician...

Posted by Neil Richardson Jan. 29, 2019, 4:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Where can I buy hemp insulation for home renovation In Durham Region, Ontario?

...home for Canada or the US , just send us an email at info@ecohome.net with what you need. Let us know the quantity you need (square foot total or quantity of ba...

Posted by Virgil N Jan. 23, 2020, 10:50 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

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

...home renovation we have decided to strip the walls inside and out, keep the structure but add insulation to the inside but also the outside of the walls so we d...

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

Should you put insulation on the outside of a cinder block wall in a desert?

...home about 3000 sq. the top is about 1700 and the rest in the basement, being a cinderblock home with a 2 foot over hang. I studed my inner wall, I put R13 fibe...

Posted by Michael Apodaca March 9, 2020, 3:10 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Improving the efficiency of a home built in 1978 during renovations, do I need an HRV?

...home would be to do a blower door test to measure the rate of air leakage in your home . If you are improving the envelope and making your home more airtight , ...

Posted by joe cruikshank Feb. 8, 2020, 12:08 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

Followup to the question How do you install Larsen Trusses on a home in Minneapolis?

Perhaps my wording should have been, wrap the poly around the sheathing, then nail on the Larsen Trusses. My house like most in built in the early 1900's, has ...

Posted by Ken Traefald Feb. 27, 2020, 1:49 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do you rebuild an existing basement?

...home with an existing basement. We would like to take down the top of the house and rebuild on the basement. What do I need to do to make sure it's stable? The ...

Posted by Lisa Tuck April 14, 2020, 11:34 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What is the best way to renovate a basement after a flood?

Hello, I'm in the midst of a post-flood basement renovation and have been doing some reading on your website only recently. I'm realizing that I may have made ...

Posted by Wren Toombs June 18, 2018, 10:52 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

Is Condensation on Windows a bad sign?

...home, because you are already seeing the signs of damage in the form of black mold on your window frames. In order to be able to fix your problem, I would fir...

Posted by Greg Olmstead Dec. 12, 2019, 6:21 a.m. Walls and Roofs 1 Responses

How do you insulate a cottage crawlspace and install radiant floor heat?

...home is not an easy feat, particularly in less-than-balmy Alberta, but it of course can be done. And retrofitting an existing building is usually preferable whe...

Posted by Todd hall June 28, 2020, 8:36 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

How do you do insulation the outside of a log home?

I built a dove tailed, flat inside and outside, chinked log home with 10" thick by average 18" long red pine logs. I heat it mostly with a masonry wood stove, ...

Posted by Michael Hickey Aug. 2, 2018, 6:03 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do you do a Vapour Barrier in a Dense Pack Cellulose Wall?

...home that will be Earth Advantage Platinum & Beyond. I'm intending on using Dense Packed Cellulose in the home and just applied it to the wall cavities in one o...

Posted by Ian MacKay July 26, 2018, 2:48 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 4 Responses

How to insulate an apartment you don't own?

I'm a tenant, not a homeowner, so I can't tear down drywall and reinsulate but winter is coming and drafts are already getting in. Is there anything I can do t...

Posted by Teresa Cunningham Oct. 21, 2019, 3 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Why is there Mould on particle board outside vapor barrier on new addition?

...Home with a Vapor Barrier You will read there about how air conditioning in homes with vapor barriers can lead to moisture build up inside walls. So really, f...

Posted by Christine ML June 7, 2020, 1:35 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

My basement is smelly and humid, what can I do about that?

...home heating costs would definitely be helped solved by insulating your basement . According to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), this part of...

Posted by Jeff O. Feb. 8, 2017, 10:22 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

Can you use Foam boards on basement walls to stop condensation?

...home building wise only if you do an addition on the home or plumbing so I am good there. This has been a learning experience for sure. I have checked all o...

Posted by Chad Johnson Dec. 21, 2019, 7:59 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

How much does it cost to build a house by square foot?

...renovation or house build

Posted by Mike D Sept. 5, 2017, 4:12 p.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

Is it OK putting 1 inch of EPS under vinyl siding with no wall insulation good?

...home construction? I would certainly propose more insulation, and to specifically answer your question about vapor – yes, adding vapor impermeable materials t...

Posted by Roger Smith Nov. 12, 2019, 6:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses