Renovation / Discussions

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

...renovation anyway then I would say you are best to insulate from the inside, and there are few methods. First, have the wiring checked by a licensed electrician...

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?

...renovation we have decided to strip the walls inside and out, keep the structure but add insulation to the inside but also the outside of the walls so we don’t ...

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 2 Responses

What is the best way to do a basement renovation?

...renovations are completed because people usually rebuild them in the same way , which would meet Einstein’s definition of insanity – doing the same thing over a...

Posted by BIG FOOT Nov. 18, 2020, 9:33 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

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

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

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

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

...Renovation at college (at age 47) which covers sustainable construction. I liked the earthship idea but have read the flaws in Canada, I just like the thought o...

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

How do you know when its time to replace windows?

...renovation work, while he was here he said my upstairs windows were very old and should be replaced. They have wood frames and they are for sure old, but they a...

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

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

...renovation and have been doing some reading on your website only recently. I'm realizing that I may have made some mistakes and would like your advice as to wha...

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

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

...renovation and addition to the house and trying to make it as airtight as possible. After reading through multiple articles and your responses I was able to nar...

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

How do I best insulate my century home from the inside?

I have a century home that I am renovating myself as time and money permits. I have a strong desire to make this home as comfortable as possible for my time in...

Posted by Merner Row Design May 12, 2021, 12:22 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 0 Responses

How do I apply for a grant to do renovations to my home?

i need new windows , insulation and exterior work done, my home is very cold To find and apply for energy efficiency home renovation grants, tax breaks and fin...

Posted by Debbie Brown June 20, 2021, 5:58 p.m. Grants and incentives 3 Responses

How can I insulate an interior back wall that is NOW an exterior back wall?

I had an interior porch torn down and had an exterior porch built. Now the back wall to the building is letting in cold air. I need to insulate the building. W...

Posted by Sabrina Ross Sept. 21, 2020, 10:55 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Can you add exterior rigid foam insulation (e.g. EPS) with replacing windows?

We are contemplating an energy retrofit to several 1960's chalet style cabins in Northern VT. Budget matters and the windows of the cabins are in reasonably de...

Posted by Peter Milliken Nov. 9, 2020, 9:13 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 0 Responses

How do you insulate an exterior wall from the outside?

...renovations, it attaches easily with short screws and breaks the thermal bridge to reduce heat loss . The one thing to remember is to keep at least 2/3rds of ...

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

Should I insulate my basement ceiling?

My bungalow is around Toronto, and is a little over 100 years old with block walls in the basement. we recently learned our basement wasnt insulated properly, ...

Posted by Nina Hartt March 21, 2019, 8:23 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

How to insulate an apartment you don't own?

I'm a tenant, not a homeowner, so I can't tear down drywall and reinsulate but winter is coming and drafts are already getting in. Is there anything I can do t...

Posted by Teresa Cunningham Oct. 21, 2019, 3 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Is insulating an existing home from the outside a good solution?

...renovations is preferrable. The problem is that it can cost more, sometimes there isn’t space to insulate without encroaching on neighboring property lines , an...

Posted by Cate Prichard June 26, 2021, 3:27 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses