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 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 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

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 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

How do you insulate a 3 season cottage?

My house is a seasonal structure in Vermont . The exterior verticle sheathing boards are the finished interior walls. The clapboard siding and wood trim and wi...

Posted by MARK E BROWN LLC Nov. 7, 2019, 4:57 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 0 Responses

Which exterior insulation is best to create at thermal break in an bungalow in Alberta?

Do you have any advice with spray cork renders vs. fully insulating the outside of our home with rockwool or foam board and new siding. We need a cost effectiv...

Posted by Rebekah Barnes Jan. 17, 2020, 10:07 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 0 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

Basement reno - How do I effectively insulate my basement?

...renovations and energy efficient upgrades . The honest question, is there simply is no single 'best way' to do it, so if someone tells you that, they're wrong. ...

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

How much does it cost to build a house by square foot?

...renovation or house build

Posted by Mike D Sept. 5, 2017, 4:12 p.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

My basement is smelly and humid, what can I do about that?

...renovations for more information, and Best pratices for basement construction . Hi, I am reading everything about basements on your site and this answer confuse...

Posted by Jeff O. Feb. 8, 2017, 10:22 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

Can you use Foam boards on basement walls to stop condensation?

...renovations The biggest problem, as you would read about in that page, is the fact that standard basement construction techniques usually involve an interior ...

Posted by Chad Johnson Dec. 21, 2019, 7:59 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

Is it OK putting 1 inch of EPS under vinyl siding with no wall insulation good?

We have a cabin in the Bershires of Massachusetts ceilings and floor have been insulated, dense pack celluose in ceilings 4 in Amivic graphite EPS under floors...

Posted by Roger Smith Nov. 12, 2019, 6:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses

How do you remove moisture and condensation from basement walls?

We recently moved into a 15 year old home and have a smell coming from the basement. We had a mold inspector test and look everywhere and found no issues. We t...

Posted by Aaron Keating July 27, 2019, 4:51 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

Can I spray foam insulate from the outside?

I bought an old timer home on Gibsons, BC and the siding needs replacing. I want to use the opportunity to seal up and insulate the wall cavity once exposed. I...

Posted by Kurt Klischuk June 6, 2019, 8:56 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Can you use polyiso insulation on the exterior of a wall behind cedar siding on the west coast?

At what point/temp & to what extent does polyiso board loose its thermal properties? Does it go below R4.5 per inch? Is it usless at -15C ? or equal to XPS ? P...

Posted by Iain Matheson Jan. 28, 2020, 10:38 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses