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What are the best windows for replacement in a basement?

...is the best option for window replacement in a basement? When looking for high performance windows, there is no really no difference between basements and above...

Posted by Chrystele Chevallier-g May 21, 2020, 12:30 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Which house wrap is best?

...is best, perforated or non perforated (like Tyvek). Thank you Every exterior weather barrier house wrap like Tyvek is intended to be breathable and let moisture...

Posted by Kathy Moller Aug. 2, 2020, 11:50 a.m. Air and vapour barriers 1 Responses

What is the best material for building plumbing?

...is the best to use for residential plumbing? Copper, PEX, others? You will often see Pex tubing in most new home construction nowadays since it is so much faste...

Posted by Babak K July 17, 2020, 1:55 a.m. Plumbing and water heaters 3 Responses

What is the best type of home heating system?

...ish Columbia electric is your best choice in our opinion, see here the advantages of heating with electricity. Over 90% of energy in British Columbia comes fr...

Posted by Jennifer Doll Jan. 20, 2020, 11:59 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses

What is the best to insulate metal structures for all seasons?

...isk of condensation as well. It is great that this is on your radar and that you are doing your research, but I think you are over thinking it, as the solutio...

Posted by Morgan Aldridge Jan. 19, 2019, 1:53 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

What is the best wall for a house by the sea in New Brunswick?

...is steel, the windows are from Polytech, and the sidding will be yakisugi. The question we have is about the layers of inside and outside insulation (the best p...

Posted by Nathalie Lacaille Jan. 6, 2021, 9:36 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 0 Responses

What type of insulation is best for coach house?

...isulation is recommended or best for a coach house. And could a coach house be a LEED Certified? For help to find the best insulation for a Coach House, Tiny Ho...

Posted by morwarid safa Sept. 24, 2021, 2:23 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

What is the best type of radiant floor heating for a garage?

...is the best choice? Do you suggest electric wires or tubes with glycol? Is there a difference in cost for install or running it? Good question, but a tough one,...

Posted by J.F. March 24, 2017, 11:14 a.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

What is the best way to finish basement walls?

...is site suggest this is the wrong approach. I plan to glue 2" rigid to foundation wall, 2 by 4 framing with roxul and drywall. Is this best approach given the r...

Posted by Aram Scaram Jan. 21, 2021, 5:13 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

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

...is? I’ve read some of your pages about avoiding condensation and moisture in walls so I am fairly aware of the issues but still not confident in what is the bes...

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

What is the best way to heat a home with solar panels?

...best method of heating the house. Most people in this area seem to use propane for heat but we are thinking in floor heat and an electric furnace. Are we on t...

Posted by Oliver Williamson Oct. 26, 2020, 2:05 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 0 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a 2x8 wall?

...is very permeable to moisture so while it isn’t the cheapest, it is the most foolproof as it won’t ever trap moisture like some foam insulation can. Spray foa...

Posted by Michael Sweglar July 8, 2020, 10:43 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 3 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a Multi-material wall?

...istent moisture protection from the soil, and even if it is protected, it is a virtual certainty that your footing is not. Moisture will forever wick up from th...

Posted by Steve J Sept. 29, 2020, 10:15 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses

What's the best way to seal a crawl space and insulate?

...ists isn’t really necessary, but you don’t really need to remove the insulation in the joists as long as it isn’t moldy. Left in place is actually even better a...

Posted by Steven Johnston Feb. 23, 2021, 12:35 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

What is the best heat pump hot water heater for an all electric house?

...is the best brand for water heater? Highest quality and lowest maintenance. Any tips or recommendations for the best quality water heater? Heat Pump Water Heate...

Posted by Babak K Aug. 1, 2020, 7:07 p.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

What is the best method of building a slab on grade?

...is the consistency of design and performance. It is not that individual designers and builders can’t pull off a slab successfully, but we have seen many mistake...

Posted by Jay Law April 19, 2021, 3:09 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

What is the best material for flooring?

...isn’t impacted by radiant floors if you have them. If you choose wood flooring, we recommend using a natural non-toxic wood finishing oil instead of varnish for...

Posted by Babak K July 17, 2020, 2:09 a.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

What is the best exterior insulation to put over existing double brick?

...isture, but they will also let moisture escape. See this page here – Choosing a house wrap, which is best?

Posted by Andrew T July 19, 2021, 8:19 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses