Rain / Discussions

Which is best between well water vs rain water harvesting?

...rainwater collection for any use, but a full system for collecting and purifying rainwater for use in homes is an expensive and complicated set up that isn’t al...

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

Rain being drawn through windows on new build.

...rain. During the storm the western (weather facing) windows and doors were all subject to water penetrating the window frames causing water damage inside the ho...

Posted by Kylie Bonavia Oct. 1, 2021, 8:27 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

What is the most cost effective way to build a rain screen wall assembly?

...rainscreen wall as it really lets us be creative with the exterior cladding materials. With the cost of materials all over the place lately we are going to do a...

Posted by Jess Glowacki June 22, 2021, 7:55 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 0 Responses

What are the best Wall and Roof insulation choices and rain screen?

...rainscreen choices as my contractor never did it and 2 options he offered arebenjamin obdyke vs ventgrid And not sure which one is better option to use. Roof ...

Posted by Valeriy Kraydman March 15, 2021, 3:32 p.m. Exterior cladding 0 Responses

How to reduce the rain noise from a metal roof?

...rain water, but the prospect of feeling like a commando unit is attacking me with machine guns everytime there's rain or hail is not very appealing. Any idea on...

Posted by Igal H Nov. 24, 2020, 4:57 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

What's the best detector & alarm for a back flow valve that has been installed by the utility?

...rain with P trap subject to collecting rain water. It may be a source for detecting sewer backup upon an overflow. What would be the best detector to fit? Hey t...

Posted by Tom Poe March 27, 2020, 6:38 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What is the best wall for a house by the sea in New Brunswick?

...rain, and a high level of humidity (often 100%). We have now installed a air heating floor (Legallet), the roof is steel, the windows are from Polytech, and the...

Posted by Nathalie Lacaille Jan. 6, 2021, 9:36 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 0 Responses

What ext. wall assembly is recommend for a timber frame house (heavy timber)?

...rain. Hot and very dry summers. Since it is wildfire prone, fire resistance is needed. Simple gable roofline with minimal eaves. Rect floorplan, slab on grade a...

Posted by Heath Jarrett March 10, 2020, 11:38 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

What is the best way to do a cottage reno adding an insulation blanket?

...Rain screen and put vinyl or wood siding on top. My question is whether I should be removing the old plywood and asphalt sheathing and possibly the old insulati...

Posted by Barton Rowe Feb. 28, 2021, 1:27 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 2 Responses

Can I add Larsen Trusses and cellulose to 1920s House in Minneapolis?

...rain screen and siding. When insulating the exterior of old homes to improve energy-efficiency you need to be careful not to trap moisture inside walls. What ...

Posted by Ken Traefald Feb. 17, 2020, 2:30 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

Can you combine a natural swimming pool with a rainwater harvesting garden?

...rain water and water from a small creek running through our property. I can't see why a natural swimming pool and a rainwater harvesting garden / system cannot ...

Posted by Kitty Bridgens Feb. 7, 2019, 4:23 p.m. Natural swimming pools and ponds 1 Responses

What is the best insulation for a small energy neutral home project?

...rain/lake water for water. I want the house to be as well insulated as possible so I have to generate less electricity, so I'm wondering what sort of insulation...

Posted by Dan Gull Nov. 11, 2019, 6:40 a.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 4 Responses

How would you insulate a shipping container house?

...rain. Summers are hot and humid with periods of intense tropical storms. Due to the shape spray foam will be your best option.

Posted by Randy Moory July 20, 2021, 7:02 p.m. Tiny house 1 Responses

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

...rain screen (Tyvek?) 2 X 4 or 1 X 4 Strapping screwed through the insulation to the Girts. 1 X 10 Board and Batten siding. Barn will be fitted for Radiant Flo...

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

Should I put foam boards right against my basement wall or leave an air gap?

...Rain does not get directly on the walls and the crack was so small that nothing comes through. Sorry for the rambling but I wanted to give you as much informati...

Posted by Elijah Hargett Jan. 9, 2021, 5:31 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 4 Responses

What is the best way to renovate a basement after a flood?

...rains and install a backwater valve. At the same time, we had weeping tile placed next to the new drains. The existing slab was left in place, other then where ...

Posted by Wren Toombs June 18, 2018, 10:52 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

Is spray foam a good way to insulate a house from the exterior?

...rain screen. However, the contractor can also remove the sheathing down to the studs and reinsulate first. He reccomends 2lb closed cell spray foam in between...

Posted by Simon Levitt Dec. 21, 2020, 2:14 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Can you Insulate a cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?

...rain should fix any moisture issues as I've only had weeping on a couple of occasions prior to the drain during heavy rains or rain and snowmelt mix. I run a de...

Posted by Victor B June 19, 2019, 11:41 p.m. Basements improvements 6 Responses