Ice dams / Discussions

How do you fix ice dams and crawl space insulation in historic homes?

...ice dams and how to fix them . Adding gutters to a house shouldn’t cause ice dams, ice damming is caused by snow melting and re-freezing. So it is poorly inst...

Posted by Faith K Feb. 26, 2021, 1:43 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 2 Responses

Can you put hemp insulation in an attic?

I need to pull the cellulose from the attic, I have a radiant barrier on the attic ceiling and floor. I am removing the cellulose, but what non toxic insulatio...

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

What causes moisture on a ceiling in winter?

...Ice dams on your roof before they cause damage ; while you may have sufficient insulation in the eyes of one contractor, unless they did a thorough investigatio...

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

Is spray foam a good way to insulate a house from the exterior?

...ice dams and how to fix them . Hope that helps Simon, let us know if you have more questions.

Posted by Simon Levitt Dec. 21, 2020, 2:14 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

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

...Ice Dams & Icicles We have an older brick home from 1960's, can we insulate from the outside? Hi Hana, yes you can. We always recommend being very careful a...

Posted by J. Ferguson Nov. 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 12 Responses