Living roof / Discussions

How can I solve a moisture problem in attic from 1941 home?

...roof boards. I will remedy this with insulation removal and fogging concromium. We are getting a new roof in a month and it will have roof intake vents on the l...

Posted by Rachel Katz June 8, 2019, 4:06 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 0 Responses

how can I find diy green roof supplies in the Vancouver area?

...roof on our existing garage, its approx 70 years old. Where can we get materials to b iuld like to do it ourselves?

Posted by Rachel Riding April 13, 2020, 12:15 p.m. Roof coverings 0 Responses

How do I insulate my half below grade basement?

...living in British Columbia now and as we tend not to have basements at home, I'm finding it a learning curve in building science! The building is over 100 yea...

Posted by tom mckeand Oct. 14, 2019, 11:01 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What considerations should be made when installing a green roof on a metal building?

...roof on a 'metal' building, you are referring to the current roof covering, correct? We do have a DIY green roof installation video , the first steps of this ...

Posted by Nina Flores Feb. 16, 2020, 4:57 p.m. Roof coverings 3 Responses

How do you build a flat roof in Miami Florida?

...roof area). I would like to recover my pitched roof with Galvalume or something similar but I am really stumped as to how to approach my flat roof area where I ...

Posted by Michael Langlois Aug. 4, 2019, 11:52 a.m. Roof coverings 0 Responses

What are your thoughts on a Yurt for colder climates?

...living for comfort and amenities. But speaking to the Yurt option, the thing to remember going into this is that you are living in a jazzed-up tent, not a hou...

Posted by Lexy Cara Jan. 23, 2020, 1:39 p.m. Tiny house 1 Responses

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

...roof (not flat). I am actiing as the general contractor and we are living on site in an existing house that will be demolished once the new build is finished. R...

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

Which is best between well water vs rain water harvesting?

...living ideas including rainwater harvesting, they often land on Earthship pages, but those are little more than gimmick homes that should never have been export...

Posted by dean c April 24, 2020, 4:40 p.m. Rainwater harvesting 1 Responses

What are the factors I should consider for choosing between a slab on grade and basement?

...roof material. Is there a big difference in cost? 2. Access for mechanical - I can't get my head around having to embed drains, plumbing, electrical, etc in c...

Posted by Shaun B April 2, 2019, 6:35 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

How do you calculate window height and location for passive solar heating?

...living space, then is there a point in placing thermal mass 5 metres into the living space ? Thank you What you need to find is the hypothenuse , so if you ...

Posted by Daniel Gardener Sept. 12, 2019, 8:54 a.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

How do you install your own DIY radon mitigation system?

...roof. Thank you! Removing radon gas with sub-slab suction is not something we would call ‘easy’; and our first recommendation would be to have it done by a ...

Posted by Ariel Fridman Jan. 27, 2020, 10:59 a.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 1 Responses

How much does it cost to build a house by square foot?

...roof. 2 – A busy roof is expensive: Lots of dormers and different roof pitches slows down roof framing, sheathing, installation of roof coverings, etc. it als...

Posted by Mike D Sept. 5, 2017, 4:12 p.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

What is the best option for building our next resilient home?

...roofing materials to protect against high winds, such as a professionally installed and well-fastened metal roof, or a living green roof . Asphalt shingles are ...

Posted by John Bae Aug. 27, 2019, 3:55 p.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses

We want to build a solarium in Ontario, what do you think of heating it with a radiant floor and wood stove?

...living space, but it will not add heat to your home. I’m just putting that out there because It is a common mistake thinking a solarium will heat a home; that i...

Posted by Deanna Tortolo Feb. 18, 2020, 10:51 p.m. Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums 1 Responses