Leaking / Discussions

Should I replace my skylights with solar tubes?

...leaking up top, then you had best do something more significant about it, either find and fix where it’s leaking, replace it with a lightwell, or cover it altog...

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

How do you fix a moisture problem in a finished basement?

...leaking from two window wells along the wall or up through the floor. Since we noticed this issue along the back wall, some signs of moisture have been noted (a...

Posted by Margo MACFARLANE Oct. 28, 2019, 10:24 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

How do I stop a leak from my attic?

...leaking. The other area, which is a bedroom and closet corner does not experience humidification. My thinking is .. not ice damming. Continue to remove blocki...

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

I have chronic illness from the air quality of my home, can you help determine if I need to replace the HVAC system?

...leaking down into the conditioned space then your home may be depressurized due to problems with your HVAC system. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I do...

Posted by Niki Harrison Sept. 6, 2019, 4:32 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

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

...leaking. So if you want options, here is our peel and stick exterior weather barrier DIY installation video . And where did you find the vapor barrier paint...

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

How do you seal windows from the exterior for water and air but not create a vapor seal?

...leaking out in winter will deposit moisture in that very spot you are concerned about. Again, that’s why we are more confident in the tape. A lot of people us...

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

My door lock keeps freezing to the point I can’t open it, any idea why this would happen?

...leaking out through upper floor door knobs that can freeze. Solutions: The most important thing would be to lower the humidity level in your home if it is ...

Posted by AJ Nov. 13, 2016, 1:15 p.m. Walls and Roofs 1 Responses

How do you know when its time to replace windows?

...leaking a bit of air. You may be able to take care of that with a tube of caulking. The problem could also be that they are not well-insulated between the win...

Posted by Ted Dec. 11, 2017, 12:50 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?

...leaking in and out and see what reasonable measures I could take to insulate or prevent air leaks. We paid around $200 for an audit and discovered that a very l...

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