How to make new wood look old / Discussions

How do you make new wood look old?

...looking wood but don't want dirty old barn boards, is there any method for speeding up the aging process? A very simple way to give wood an aged look is to ap...

Posted by Claire Dec. 11, 2017, 3:38 p.m. Wood and organic materials 1 Responses

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

...to attach it to the wall and that the strapping is then attached to for installing siding. You would just screw it to the wall, then screw strapping to the same...

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

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

...tors)? -epa certified wood fireplace insert (or pellet)/or woodstove (I intend to get one of these anyway) Would it be enough to get a Mr.Slim type system w...

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

What causes moisture on a ceiling in winter?

...look like its raining. Contractor says there’s enough insulation in the attic. There’s wood siding on 3 sides & brick on the front of the house. I want to put m...

Posted by Cheri Banet Jan. 23, 2020, 10:22 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Combo structural sheathing, WRB and thin insulation panel in Ontario?

...wood stove chimney, bathroom vent, etc) all serve to relieve some of that pressure. Stripping the house from the outside will also give me a good look at what t...

Posted by Steve Bull Jan. 14, 2020, 6:06 p.m. Walls and Roofs 3 Responses

Is it OK putting 1 inch of EPS under vinyl siding with no wall insulation good?

...to stick to, but I may try to twist your arm a little to discuss options if you're open to it :) I was going to install new vinyl siding primarily because I hav...

Posted by Roger Smith Nov. 12, 2019, 6:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses