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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 2 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

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

Can I use straw bale sips on the exterior of a shipping container home?

...homes is an interesting movement but is not as ‘eco’ or ‘green’ as people may think, so if you haven’t started yet read more here first – Shipping container h...

Posted by Chelsea Teresak Nov. 28, 2020, 9:49 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do I get an assessment of heat loss for my home?

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Posted by jennifer jolly Jan. 13, 2021, 7:33 p.m. Grants and incentives 1 Responses

Where would I apply for interest free loan?

...home site: 0% loans & Grants for Green Home Renovations & Construction - A Boost for Canadians in 2020 Green Home Renovation Tax Credits, Net Zero Home Gran...

Posted by Pat Morrison Aug. 31, 2020, 9:18 a.m. Grants and incentives 3 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

What is the best way to insulate exterior walls of a mid-70's Pioneer Log home?

The cottage is located in Thornbury Ont - 20km west of collingwood and is original. It is a 2 story on a slab. The first story is cinder block and the 2nd floo...

Posted by Keith McDevitt Nov. 15, 2020, 12:01 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 0 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

What is the best way to super insulate the exterior of our 1975 four level split home?

Our idea is to 'double strap' the exterior. First, the siding is in excellent condition and is the masonite type that was fairly common in the that time period...

Posted by Dan LLC Properties Dec. 26, 2020, 4:03 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 0 Responses

Can you mount heavy objects to a Passive House Larsen truss wall?

...Renovation & New Homes So a couple of questions would be – how did you attach them? And are they seated on anything solid or more just suspended? The intentio...

Posted by Jay Stevenson July 3, 2020, 2:42 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 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 insulate a 70s home with 2x4 walls that has fiber glass insulation?

...homes . Have a read over that to get some ideas and send us more details if you like and we can help come up with a solution - are you planning to strip it to t...

Posted by Mark Aussenegg Nov. 26, 2018, 6:49 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What kind of incentive are available for a high performance net zero home?

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Posted by Matt Garrod March 28, 2021, 3:37 p.m. Grants and incentives 1 Responses

Can you add external insulation to a brick home?

We have a 70 year old home and need to add insulation. It is painted brick and we are interested in adding insulation and recladding the exterior. Is this the ...

Posted by Rachel Kaiser April 2, 2020, 9:11 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate the exterior walls of an older home?

I have an older home in Toronto with plaster lathe walls with no insulation behind them. I want to insulate the walls but not remove the plaster as it's still ...

Posted by Geoff Kavanagh June 30, 2020, 4:01 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Can a manufactured home be retrofitted with hempcrete?

...home. It has a 12 ft by 12 ft add on. The home has sheet rock with 1/2 inch stucco on the walls and ceiling. There are 12" by 12" tile through out the home. The...

Posted by Chryss James Nov. 19, 2020, 9:06 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses