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Combo structural sheathing, WRB and thin insulation panel in Ontario?

...panels don't make the trip. Similarly, BP's panels don't make across the Quebec border into Ontario, and are unavailable through RONA, despite being on their we...

Posted by Steve Bull Jan. 14, 2020, 6:06 p.m. Walls and Roofs 3 Responses

How thick should EPS foam insulation on basement walls be?

...panel it says the vapour permeablility for 1" is 0.5 perms. would using 1" panel be sufficient instead of the recommended 2"? EPS rigid foam insulation is made ...

Posted by Derrick R March 17, 2021, 9:13 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 3 Responses

Where can I get steel cladding like on your prefab house?

...panel cladding on your Prefab house. Is it from a local supplier? Is there anyone who sells recycled metal cladding? Great questions, but where are you loca...

Posted by Flower Lunn March 1, 2020, 2:27 p.m. Walls and Roofs 2 Responses

Where should you mount solar panels if you don't have space on your roof?

...panels mounts It can be more expensive on one hand to install a solar panel tracker, but you do save money by purchasing less panels since the tracker keeps t...

Posted by Dan Hynes Aug. 31, 2020, 9:23 a.m. Solar photovoltaic 1 Responses

Can I use an old patio door thermal pane as the cover for a solar air heater?

I will probably build a solar panel with layers of black screen. My question is, I have a patio door with a thermal pane in it. Could this be used for the glas...

Posted by Fred Miller May 20, 2019, 11:44 a.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses

Where can I purchase non-toxic interior wall panels near Laval, Quebec?

...panels in my basement due to a sewer backup situation. I have asthma and would like a lost cost non toxic wall panel, that can be installed direct to stud, for ...

Posted by Louise Goulet Nov. 30, 2019, 1:14 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

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

...panel and I don't want to choose the wrong one, which do you recommend and how much will I need? Thanks, Michael. When I drive by houses doing exactly what you ...

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

Is it normal that condensation forms on the windows of my new home?

...panel insulation. The windows are double glazed wood and aluminum. I do not have an air exchanger yet, I’m wondering if that is part of the problem. Thank you i...

Posted by Kevin Newman April 19, 2017, 10:30 a.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

What is the best foam board insulation under drywall?

...panels. The siding is in OK shape but I really want the plywood panel interior gone and replaced with drywall. My idea is to tear out the plywood and remove t...

Posted by Wesley Pracht Jan. 11, 2020, 8:10 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Can you do an update on Ecohome’s new demo house?

...Panels to ensure a continuation of its closed loop system? In the last article about this latest demo house, it was stated that when the heated air generated ...

Posted by dean c Oct. 16, 2019, 2:04 a.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

Is there an update on your demo house solar air heater?

...panels could possibly compete with the low cost of solar air heating panels and deliver the same amount of BTUs for the same price. Thermal solar air heating pa...

Posted by dean c Oct. 24, 2020, 2 p.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

How do you insulate concrete basement walls and avoid mould?

...panel of styrofoam board that was left over. I put it up against the basement wall. When I removed it to get at the rim joices there was mould behind it near th...

Posted by William Hunter Feb. 22, 2021, 11:40 a.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

Basement reno - How do I effectively insulate my basement?

...panels to build it up to the foundation wall insulation? Specific order: After gluing the EPS against the concrete foundation, sealing the seams (PL300 an...

Posted by Steve J Feb. 13, 2019, 10:25 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

Are straw bale SIPS being made and sold in Canada? Are they accepted?

Can I source a supply. There is one company in the UK that is producing Straw bale SIPs, and there was one Ontario company producing Straw bale SIPs has since ...

Posted by Martin Stone May 29, 2021, 8:26 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 2 Responses

Do you have an updated recommendation for attaching exterior mineral wool insulation?

...panels ThermalWall is an EPS rigid foam panel with a metal rail embedded in the middle of the panel allowing it to be attached to the exterior of sheathing usin...

Posted by Fred D Aug. 31, 2020, 1:07 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Can you help with passive solar greenhouse exterior wall details?

...panel , but that only requires a fan which can be run that off a very small PV panel. As for: Vapour barrier : Check with your municipal building inspector,...

Posted by Rick Carter Aug. 11, 2020, 8:06 a.m. Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums 1 Responses

Can you put foil covered foam panels inside a framed wall?

...panels And to answer your question, yes, you can put foil based rigid foam panels on the interior of framed walls in *certain* climates. They will act as a va...

Posted by William McCart Feb. 22, 2021, 12:38 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 3 Responses

How do you insulate an exterior wall from the outside?

...panel of rigid foam insulation would provide you with a vapor barrier along with being the insulation. Specifically there is a ThermalWall EPS foam panel from L...

Posted by Stuart Seldon Feb. 11, 2021, 12:21 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses