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Can you also use a vapour retarder paint on the ceiling instead of using a poly vapour barrier?

...quality building tape to ensure the continuity of your air barrier , we had our poly barrier go through the wall assembly and taped it to the exterior air barri...

Posted by Anwas Qwelten June 8, 2019, 3:56 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 2 Responses

Slab-on-grade instead of Pressure treated wood foundation

...interior finishing materials to ensure healthy indoor air quality. Below are a few pages to read over, and again, please explain a bit better what you are being...

Posted by Margot Simonot May 20, 2019, midnight Slab on Grade 1 Responses

How to seal windows from exterior for water and air seal but not vapour seal?

...air seal over the long term in the event of any shifting. A high-quality tape (and I stress a HIGH qualityAirstop , Siga , Delta Multiband are a few names) w...

Posted by Piyush Prince Nov. 7, 2018, 12:10 a.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Vapour barrier vs air barrier

...air leakage rather than stopping it, even the highest quality brand new home will still leak air, it’s a fact of life. If possible, it would be wise to have it ...

Posted by Sherri Mccormick Aug. 17, 2018, 3:24 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

Could solar thermal air system be coupled to existing HRV for heating the incoming fresh air?

...air system which would collect heat for the fresh air side of the HVR and on the system's interior air flow after the "heat transfer" box. I also would like t...

Posted by Brian Billings March 21, 2019, 2:53 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses

What is the best way to finish a concrete floor?

...interior air quality. Our choice would be to use silicate sealants, which are effectively a liquid glass you spread over the floor and then burnish into the ...

Posted by Anonymous Aug. 17, 2017, 3:04 p.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

What should I be looking for in a heat recovery ventilator?

...air The decibel level of the unit to avoid noise pollution in homes if it is near living areas Motor efficiency Warranty Calculating the fresh air req...

Posted by Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 1:07 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

Dense Pack Cellulose Wall insulation

...air tight homes with interior air conditioning can create a significant differential in temperature and humidity from indoors to out compared to homes in the pa...

Posted by Ian MacKay July 26, 2018, 2:48 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

Passive windows and doors

...interior surface of triple-pane windows will be warmer than doubles, so less condensation will form which will help safeguard the interior wood. here are a fe...

Posted by Raoul Lions Jan. 25, 2019, 2:18 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a home from the outside?

...air barrier [Side note- it is very much worth investing in a high-quality tape, it will last much longer. Siga, Delta Multiband and Air Stop are a few brands ...

Posted by Anonymous Dec. 12, 2017, 11:58 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the optimal setup for mechanical systems for slab on grade?

...air, so designing a system has a lot to do with the volume of air in the house, as well as the layout - is it open concept of compartmentalized? Can the space b...

Posted by Dave Nuttall July 6, 2019, 9:42 a.m. Mechanical systems 1 Responses

Replacement windows in a double wall envelope house

...interior wall is not load bearing, it is for insulation, and wiring is done in this wall as well so as not to compromise the air barrier . Double wall const...

Posted by Anonymous Anonymous June 25, 2018, 10:25 p.m. Windows and doors 3 Responses
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