Home renovations / Discussions

For a first time buyer where do you start with renovations?

...renovations in general, how to find reliable gren home builders builders , and this one - top tips for staying on budget with home renovations Once you’ve bee...

Posted by Joanne Geall Aug. 19, 2020, 3:14 p.m. Efficient home design 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

What are the HRV or ERV options for 40-yr 2-storey 2000 sq ft home?

...homes than gutting it to run ducts. Ductless wall insert ERVs for renovations and new home builds This system works in pairs, where each unit has a ceramic ...

Posted by T Newell July 17, 2020, 1:59 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

Where can I find green house builder in Loma Linda Ca?

...home renovations We don’t currently have a directory of green builders to offer unfortunately, but this page can help you I think - Tips for finding a reliabl...

Posted by Yasmeen Zahid July 2, 2020, 1:59 p.m. How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals 1 Responses

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

Hi, I have a 1955 red all brick bungalow. the interior walls are a very thick plaster board (maybe 1" or more thick). I want to take the walls down to the stud...

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

Need roof repairs, insulation and new tin, are there grants available?

...home renovations is best searched by entering those terms and your state, provincial or local region. We have a list of green home energy efficiency home improv...

Posted by Ghislaine Morin Aug. 27, 2020, 12:03 p.m. Grants and incentives 1 Responses

What is the best way to renovate and make a self sustaining eco friendly family house?

...home renovations and new builds How to create a house building budget and stay within it Free Energy Audits, Net Zero Home Grants & Interest Free Home Retro...

Posted by Emmanuel Sylvestre Aug. 31, 2020, 8:15 a.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

Should I test my home for radon gas?

...home. What do you think? Yes, it's always a good idea to check the radon levels in your home, particularly if you're about to improve the airtightness of the bu...

Posted by Mary Anne S March 5, 2019, 7:46 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 4 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

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

Hello, I'm thinking of mounting and awning or some sort of solar protection for my deck. I was to mount to the wall of my house but it's a passive home done wi...

Posted by Jay Stevenson July 3, 2020, 2:42 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Should we renovate or get a Prefab Kit house?

...home and lot in Peterborough, ON Canada. We have been thinking of completely renovating our current home but then came across the option of the Pre Fab Kit. Cou...

Posted by Ali Mackenzie Aug. 12, 2020, 7:44 p.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

How do I insulate my half below grade basement?

...home, I'm finding it a learning curve in building science! The building is over 100 years old with a half below grade (fully cured!) concrete basement. No ext...

Posted by tom mckeand Oct. 14, 2019, 11:01 p.m. Basements improvements 1 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

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 3 Responses

How can I get rid of moisture between the vapor barrier and the insulation in a basement?

...home? All are factors to consider for health and home durability. Can you help me? We have a similar problem and i have called many many people and cant find an...

Posted by David Mitchell Aug. 14, 2018, 6:32 p.m. Basements improvements 15 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

Is it OK to put 1 inch of EPS under vinyl siding with no wall insulation?

...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

How do you remove moisture and condensation from basement walls?

We recently moved into a 15 year old home and have a smell coming from the basement. We had a mold inspector test and look everywhere and found no issues. We t...

Posted by Aaron Keating July 27, 2019, 4:51 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses