Replacing attic insulation / Discussions

How can I solve a moisture problem in attic from 1941 home?

...attic involved me putting insulation into the rafter bays without an air channel. Plus inadequate soffit venting...almost none. We got intermittent condensation...

Posted by Rachel Katz June 8, 2019, 4:06 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 0 Responses

Should I replace my geothermal system with a gas boiler?

...attic insulation, etc. However, the coax coil in the geothermal system has rusted out which I understand the system need to be replaced. It also did not help ...

Posted by Lawrence Brusnyk Oct. 31, 2018, 8:07 p.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

Can you put hemp insulation in an attic?

...attic, I have a radiant barrier on the attic ceiling and floor. I am removing the cellulose, but what non toxic insulation can I use with the radient barrier? H...

Posted by Pamella Weatherly-Phillips Aug. 16, 2019, 11:49 a.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How you vent a metal roof?

...insulation is on the outside? The reason I ask is because the way I read it is that you are planning to have only 3 inches of EPS (R12) as your roof insulation ...

Posted by Kim jarrett July 12, 2019, 12:15 p.m. Roof coverings 3 Responses

I have chronic illness from the air quality of my home, can you help determine if I need to replace the HVAC system?

...attic, remediate, add air exchanger (with filter and dehumidifier if that's possible?). Anyway, a bio-home inspector would be ideal but all funds need to go tow...

Posted by Niki Harrison Sept. 6, 2019, 4:32 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

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

...replacing my exterior vinyl siding with wood, I also want to add insulation at the same time. It's a 2x4 wall with pink insulation and a vapour barrier behind t...

Posted by Joe F Nov. 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses