Leakage / Discussions

Can you use insulated plasterboard on a tiny house that moves?

...leakage, no matter how good a job you do installing it you may only ever be one pothole away from a leaky house. And as for aesthetics, I think you probably wou...

Posted by Nadine Dermody April 23, 2021, 12:40 p.m. Tiny house 1 Responses

What is the best way to seal around windows?

I took off the trim around a sliding door during the summer in search of a pesky cricket, I found the cricket but I also found big gaps between window and fram...

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Oct. 8, 2019, 8:53 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

What windows should you use when trying to build a Passive House?

...leakage, but they do require more maintenance, inside and out, due to the natural relationship between wood and water. And we always take the opportunity to r...

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

What is your experience and thoughts on pre-fab wall assemblies?

...leakage. Thanks again.

Posted by Shaun B Nov. 12, 2019, 4:16 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 2 Responses

Should I install basement drain tile vents?

...leakage to drain throught the floor, thru the gravel to the drain tile. Without vents the system will not be warrantied for keeping the basement dry. They claim...

Posted by gary taube Dec. 11, 2019, 10:14 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 3 Responses

Where is the correct vapor barrier location in Chicago?

...leakage’ from the equation by adding a dedicated air barrier, then you need to in effect ‘waterproof the underside of what would at this point be the subfloor. ...

Posted by Joel Peerson Jan. 31, 2021, 7:31 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 2 Responses

Should you insulate an A-frame cottage with cathedral ceiling from the exterior or interior?

...leakage though them, so step one is an air barrier membrane. You can see our Air Barrier DIY install video here , and with knowing your climate zone we can go o...

Posted by J Genereaux Oct. 26, 2020, 10:38 a.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the most comfortable heating system for a home?

...leakage is another issue that will make a home feel drafty and cool, particularly away from radiators. But to get back to you actual question - • Radiant he...

Posted by Catharine Jans Dec. 11, 2017, 11:25 a.m. Heating with electricity 1 Responses

How to insulate an apartment you don't own?

...leakage through or around the windows and doors ? That sounds like an issue that a landlord should be taking care of, though I’m not sure what sort of tenant ri...

Posted by Teresa Cunningham Oct. 21, 2019, 3 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What type of hrv system should I put in a 4 year old home?

...leakage the better, and yes, you should have an HRV to remove moisture and provide fresh air. I would say you are best to start by familiarizing yourself with...

Posted by Ellen Murray Zappone Sept. 1, 2021, 4:35 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

Is There a Difference Between an Air Barrier and vapor barrier?

...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 insp...

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

Can you Insulate a cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?

...leakage rate then you risk having a convection loop where warm, humid air is constantly being delivered to a cold surface behind your stud wall. So, we would al...

Posted by Victor B June 19, 2019, 11:41 p.m. Basements improvements 6 Responses

What type of Insulation can I use on the exterior of my home?

...leakage. Glad to be of help. H

Posted by Scott Muller April 18, 2019, 2:19 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 6 Responses

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

...leakage I couldn't tame on the inside with a good exterior wrap. I am also aware of the slight danger in tightening up the house to the point where the leaks ...

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

How do you know when its time to replace windows?

...leakage. We would recommend taking off the trim boards and inspecting between the window and the rough opening (the wall framing). If it looks like there is wat...

Posted by Ted Dec. 11, 2017, 12:50 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

In the winter should you heat a low/dirt floor crawl space with a furnace vent?

...leakage , moisture damage and mold . This page here will have most of the answers you need – Best Practices for Insulating Crawlspaces So here are a few que...

Posted by janis hobson Dec. 11, 2019, 3:17 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

Why do you shim up basement walls?

...leakage through walls that would be stopped by the addition of an air barrier. I also can’t see it doing much about mice, bugs perhaps if you do a superbly exce...

Posted by t b March 2, 2021, 3:17 p.m. Basements improvements 4 Responses

What are the most cost-effective green building strategies in new home construction?

...leakage can account for 1/3 of heat loss in a home. The best type of windows (thermal conductance, transmittance, solar gain, etc.) – another window question ...

Posted by M T Nov. 4, 2019, 11:07 a.m. Concept and design 3 Responses