Rénovation / Discussions

For home renovation, is it better to install insulation on the inside or outside?

Hi, I have a 1955 red all brick bungalow. the interior walls are a very thick plaster board (maybe 1" or more thick). I want to take the walls down to the stud...

Posted by Neil Richardson Jan. 29, 2019, 4:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the best exterior Wall and Roof Rigid Insulation for a barn renovation?

Building a 24 X 50 Post and Beam barn. Thinking of applying 2 layers of 4 " (8" total) of rigid insulaton, offset seams on top of 1 X 8 sheathing. Seams of top...

Posted by Ron Busch June 27, 2020, 3:50 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a home from the outside?

We live in an old 2x4 wall home that I’m told by the previous owners originally had no insulation, then it had loose fill cellulose insulation added decades ag...

Posted by Sylvie Gagnon Dec. 12, 2017, 11:58 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Where can I buy hemp insulation for home renovation In Durham Region, Ontario?

Where can I buy hemp insulation in Durham Region area of Ontario, Canada? You can buy hemp insulation at Ecohome for Canada or the US , just send us an email...

Posted by Virgil N Jan. 23, 2020, 10:50 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

How do I create a complete air barrier using a vapour retarding primer?

After reading about vapour retarding primers on ecohome I am sold on using this technique to air-seal my 50's house after doing renovation work. The missing pa...

Posted by Mihai Wilson May 3, 2018, 10:15 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do you know when its time to replace windows?

I had a contractor give a quote for some minor renovation work, while he was here he said my upstairs windows were very old and should be replaced. They have w...

Posted by Ted Dec. 11, 2017, 12:50 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

How do you design and build a green home on a very small budget?

What would be the best house design financially, and would weather the Canadian climate, and cost of this. I am starting again in life and I am doing Renovatio...

Posted by Paul Squire Nov. 8, 2018, 8:25 p.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

Can you add external insulation to a brick home?

We have a 70 year old home and need to add insulation. It is painted brick and we are interested in adding insulation and recladding the exterior. Is this the ...

Posted by Rachel Kaiser April 2, 2020, 9:11 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

I have many issues with my house where should I start?

My house was built in the Late 1940 - early 1950's, it is a farm buglalow with an addition in 1973, a poured concrete basement and concrete block foundation ad...

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Sept. 29, 2019, 3:08 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What causes moisture on a ceiling in winter?

I bought a duplex that was built in 1978 in Indiana. It gets moisture on ceiling so bad during winter when temps drop below 20 degrees that it will run down th...

Posted by Cheri Banet Jan. 23, 2020, 10:22 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do you Insulate a 3 season cottage?

We want to insulate a 3 season cottage to keep it cooler in the summer and warmer in the spring and fall. We are putting a metal roof on and insulating on top ...

Posted by Terry Skindilias April 23, 2019, 9:27 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

How do you insulate a ceiling and finish it on the inside with wood?

Hello, I would appreciate the following advice. We recently had the outside of our roof done; tar-and-gravel, we have no insulation from the inside and our c...

Posted by antonija klotz Oct. 20, 2019, 7:31 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Should I install basement drain tile vents?

Installing basement drain system and the contractor wants to install vents through the concrete floor at the wall Junction to drain moisture condensate from ba...

Posted by gary taube Dec. 11, 2019, 10:14 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 3 Responses

What is the best foam board insulation under drywall

I live in Climate Zone 6 in a low humidity, cold, and snowy environment. Heating only no cooling. Currently have T1-11 siding, tar paper, R13 FB insulation, an...

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

Why is there fost on underside of roof deck in overhang?

Here's a new one that I'm hoping someone can help with. My new house with a flat roof and substantial overhang is causing a problem that's difficult to solve. ...

Posted by George Paul March 23, 2020, 12:10 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 2 Responses

What type of Insulation can I use on the exterior of my home?

I have an old home, circa 1920’s, I’m currently renovating in Saskatchewan, Canada. I want to add insulation on the exterior of the home. The house is currentl...

Posted by Scott Muller April 18, 2019, 2:19 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 6 Responses

How should I insulate basement Walls in climate zone 5?

I live in climate zone 5 in USA and plan to frame basement walls roughly 3” away from concrete and then place mineral wool between the studs. I do not plan to ...

Posted by Chad Johnson March 25, 2019, 8:33 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

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

Eight years after our house was built, we noticed that the MDF baseboards in our finished basement became discoloured and swollen from potential moisture. We r...

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