Leaking roof / Discussions

How do I stop a leak from my attic?

...roofing plywood 2) insulation stuffed to the soffit and touching the roofing plywood 3) 6-ish inches of paper covered fiberglass bats 4) no vapour barrier...

Posted by Markus Duess Feb. 11, 2019, 12:42 a.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Is the ZIP sheathing system good or bad for water control?

...roofs, with an OSB base and WRB (weather resistive membrane), which is basically a mesh that is attached to an OSB sheathing panel with a paint applied. So it i...

Posted by Trevor Prinz Nov. 26, 2019, 4:03 p.m. Walls and Roofs 4 Responses

Should I replace my skylights with solar tubes?

...leaking from the roof surface then that’s not going to help at all. But if it were me doing it, that would be the first thing I’d do – get the two sided tape an...

Posted by Elizabeth Brown Nov. 30, 2018, 9:32 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

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

Hi, I have an open beam house (no attic access) built in 1962. I live in cold, dry Edmonton Alberta. My low slope roof doesn't leak, however about once a year ...

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

What is the best way to make a row house in Montreal Quebec more energy efficient?

...roof. Pretty big backyard. Ceiling height on main floor is 10.5' and a little lower on 2nd floor and basement. Current heating/cooling: extra-old electric bas...

Posted by Elizabeth Brown Feb. 26, 2019, 9:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

Should I replace my geothermal system with a gas boiler?

...leaking into the refrigerant that is a pretty significant and costly failure, if refrigerant is leaking into water than is less serious and can probably be reme...

Posted by Lawrence Brusnyk Oct. 31, 2018, 8:07 p.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses