Insulating roofs / Discussions

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

...insulating crawl spaces read here about what causes frost heave and how to prevent it in order to do it safely. I had to deal with ice damming this winter. The ...

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

How do you insulate a cathedral ceiling?

to vent or not to vent a cathedral ceiling. I'm leaning towards not venting my cathedral ceiling and using closed-cell spray foam insulation. My walls are do...

Posted by Raoul Lions Oct. 19, 2019, 8:07 a.m. Roof assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

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

Hi: I am stripping a 150 yr old timber of its 3 layers of siding and re-insulating and leak-sealing the exposed cavities from the outside. I will be re-sheathi...

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

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

...insulating a roof could possibly apply, I don’t think you’ll find much for replacing the roof covering. So my recommendation would be to first do a web search f...

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

What type of insulation should I use ?

...roofs need to be ventilated and the best way to ventilate your roof. You mention fire retardants, those are toxic additives added to building materials and fu...

Posted by Dawn Wood Feb. 5, 2021, 12:02 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses