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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 [email protected]home.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 3 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

How do I apply for a grant to do renovations to my home?

...home is very cold To find and apply for energy efficiency home renovation grants, tax breaks and financial incentives would be regionally specific. Where are yo...

Posted by Debbie Brown June 20, 2021, 5:58 p.m. Grants and incentives 3 Responses

How does one retrofit or wrap an existing home with straw bale?

...home with straw bales would work, but there is much to consider. Yes, removing siding and adding a water proof membrane is a good first step, done properly that...

Posted by M. J. Dec. 21, 2021, 11:41 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 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 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

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

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

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

How do I best insulate my century home from the inside?

...home that I am renovating myself as time and money permits. I have a strong desire to make this home as comfortable as possible for my time in the home and for ...

Posted by Merner Row Design May 12, 2021, 12:22 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Should I use vapour barrier on ceiling of three season cottage?

...home. Location is Ontario Canada. In some cases, interior vapour barriers in homes with air conditioning can be a problem , particularly in more humid climate...

Posted by Erica Pennell Sept. 14, 2021, 7:58 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 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

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 3 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

How do I apply for the Canada grant to get renovations done?

...home renovation tax credits and financial incentives and to learn what home renovations and upgrades qualify for grants, see the pages below – What is offered...

Posted by Debbie Brown Sept. 7, 2021, 11:52 a.m. Grants and incentives 1 Responses