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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

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 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

When using larsen trussees, what is the maximum spacing between TJIs

...home or a brand new home, and even meet Passive House standards. Here is a page on Larsen Truss installation - How to Build Double-Stud Larsen Truss Walls, Re...

Posted by steve outlet March 6, 2020, 12:39 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

Does the basement construction information on this website apply to the climates in Canada?

...home Building Guide applies to all climates, but we are based in Canada ourselves and our basement construction and renovation guide pages are geared towards to...

Posted by BIG FOOT Nov. 17, 2020, 9:34 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate embedded joists in a basement Montreal Home?

...homes/make-your-home-more-energy-efficient/keeping-heat/keeping-heat-chapter-6-basement-insulation/15639#a6-2 " I want to use a professional company to spray ...

Posted by Emil Idf Jan. 7, 2020, 8:34 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

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

...home energy audit in Canada? Free Energy Audits, Net Zero Home Grants & Interest Free Home Retrofit Loans Canada

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

Should you insulate an A-frame cottage with cathedral ceiling from the exterior or interior?

...home is always a bit tricky , in the case of an A frame that will be open on both sides it is obviously a bit easier because you have options. In order to do th...

Posted by J Genereaux Oct. 26, 2020, 10:38 a.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate my basement?

...home or renovations Thar should provide all the answers you need, and feel free to ask a follow up question once you've read it over. And specifically to your...

Posted by Chris Rogers Oct. 27, 2019, 11:23 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

Lunos HRV - where can I buy them and get advice?

...renovation projects when you want to add fresh air but not rip walls apart for running ducts, all you need to provide to unit is a low voltage wire, see more he...

Posted by martin tierney Nov. 16, 2019, 4:57 p.m. HRV and ERV 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

Is There a Difference Between an Air Barrier and vapor barrier?

...homeowner has no idea until there is a structural failure or the insulation has been rendered useless. To find and fix the problem - you might consider doing ...

Posted by Sherri Mccormick Aug. 17, 2018, 3:24 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

What is the best way to make a row house in Montreal Quebec more energy efficient?

...HOME has lots of info on insulation at https://www.ecohome.net/guides/query/insulation/

Posted by Elizabeth Brown Feb. 26, 2019, 9:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 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