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 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

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

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 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 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 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 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

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