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Where should I put a vapour retarder?

...Ontario. It seems normal, practical, to put the vapour barrier on the outside of the interior wall, then add on the insulation. On the other hand it seems the...

Posted by Jeffrey Connell March 14, 2020, 4:25 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 4 Responses

Has anyone used Lunos Ductless HRVs in Alberta and passed inspection?

...Ontario trying to use Ductless Air Exchangers , some had no problem and some were refused. I think the best bet for anyone that wants to try Installing ductless...

Posted by Michelle Dimaano Nov. 4, 2019, 12:41 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

Which of the passive home prefab kits are available in Quebec?

...Ontario and Northern States such as New York State, New Hampshire Vermont and Maine. You can see all the models here and read about the building performance and...

Posted by Shawna Dunbar June 16, 2020, 3:51 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

I want to insulate the outside of my house, which type of insulation do you think is best?

...Ontario, just north of Oshawa. The back of our two storey house faces north which is all open fields, except for a row of older spruce and spruce trees. Since w...

Posted by J. Ferguson Nov. 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 12 Responses

Should a Vapor Barrier be installed over Exterior Grade Plywood?

...Ontario), can be alleviated if you don’t run it down to bone chilling levels. The reality is that all homes in Canada need vapor protection on the warm side of ...

Posted by Michael Klauck March 6, 2020, 1:24 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 1 Responses

How can I get rid of moisture between the vapor barrier and the insulation in a basement?

...Ontario and had same problem in my 6 months old house basement in early summer. In my case I was seeing water behind back and left side walls near windows. My b...

Posted by David Mitchell Aug. 14, 2018, 6:32 p.m. Basements improvements 23 Responses