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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

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

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

Which exterior insulation is best to create at thermal break in an bungalow in Alberta?

Do you have any advice with spray cork renders vs. fully insulating the outside of our home with rockwool or foam board and new siding. We need a cost effectiv...

Posted by Rebekah Barnes Jan. 17, 2020, 10:07 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do I create a complete air barrier using a vapour retarding primer?

...home I am sold on using this technique to air-seal my 50's house after doing renovation work. The missing part is how do I deal with recessed lighting and elect...

Posted by Mihai Wilson May 3, 2018, 10:15 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Can I spray foam insulate from the outside?

I bought an old timer home on Gibsons, BC and the siding needs replacing. I want to use the opportunity to seal up and insulate the wall cavity once exposed. I...

Posted by Kurt Klischuk June 6, 2019, 8:56 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

is a double vapor barrier on a South Florida roof bad?

...home in Naples Florida with a metal roof and open cell foam sprayed on underside of roof deck. I am considering a peal and stick membrane under roof panels bu...

Posted by Arthur Moore April 6, 2020, 12:57 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 0 Responses

What is the best exterior Wall and Roof Rigid Insulation for a barn renovation?

...homes explains some of that and I'm also wondering whether using a product like Thermalwall with a uniform thickness might not be quicker, stronger and cost eff...

Posted by Ron Busch June 27, 2020, 3:50 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the best way to Insulate a basement and floor joists that are embedded into the concrete?

Hi, I have recently purchased a home in Toronto. We had some water issues and I've opened up the walls where I found some mould to see that the previous owners...

Posted by David Pereira April 28, 2020, 10:34 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

Can Rockwool be installed over Type II EPS?

...home or adding insulation to an existing exterior wall, it is important not to trap moisture. Rockwool insulation is one of our preferred methods for adding ins...

Posted by Brian Bonnell March 30, 2020, 11:04 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do you add an Air Exchanger to a house with Hot Water Heat?

...home without needing to undertake a dusty home renovation project and rip apart drywall, that would be a ductless wall unit ERV. There are a couple of companies...

Posted by Bob Engelhart June 17, 2020, 10:08 a.m. Ventilation 3 Responses

What is the best way to insulate rim joists with EPS and batts?

...home (35 yrs old). My basement wall construction is poured concrete foundation, then a full-home perimeter cripple wall, and then joist that sit atop of it on a...

Posted by Steve J July 18, 2019, 3:53 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Can you put hemp insulation in an attic?

...home , and hemp is a natural and non-toxic insulation material that will protect the air quality in your home. We will have an order page coming soon, but for t...

Posted by Pamella Weatherly-Phillips Aug. 16, 2019, 11:49 a.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

I want to insulate the outside of my house, which type of insulation do you think is best?

...homes & for building new homes with high performance insulation systems such as Passive House or LEED. You can then either fill the new cavity with dense packed...

Posted by J. Ferguson Nov. 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses

Can you spray foam a house from the outside?

I live in Calgary, Alberta. My house is a 1940s bungalow with a second storey added in 1988. We are replacing the vinyl siding with Hardie Board, and want to i...

Posted by Joan Lawrence July 11, 2019, 7:17 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 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