Roof leak / Discussions

Is There a Difference Between an Air Barrier and vapor barrier?

...leaks. And think of it more as limiting air leakage rather than stopping it, even the highest quality brand new home will still leak air, it’s a fact of life. I...

Posted by Sherri Mccormick Aug. 17, 2018, 3:24 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

What are the factors I should consider for choosing between a slab on grade and basement?

...roof material. Is there a big difference in cost? 2. Access for mechanical - I can't get my head around having to embed drains, plumbing, electrical, etc in c...

Posted by Shaun B April 2, 2019, 6:35 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

Should I replace my geothermal system with a gas boiler?

...leak down in the well. We called ClimateMaster to get their input, what we heard back from their tech support was that if water is leaking into the refrigeran...

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

Is it possible to reconcile installing a wood stove in a airtight, super-insulated house?

...leakage. And yes, you are correct that the chimney section that passes through the roof will constitute one of the weaker points in your envelope, but it will n...

Posted by rick seward Dec. 23, 2018, 2:49 p.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 1 Responses

How do I stop a leak from my attic?

...roofing plywood 2) insulation stuffed to the soffit and touching the roofing plywood 3) 6-ish inches of paper covered fiberglass bats 4) no vapour barrier...

Posted by Markus Duess Feb. 11, 2019, 12:42 a.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do I get rid of carpenter ants?

...leaks) or it could be anywhere in your walls or roof where there is either air leakage causing condensation, or a leak letting in rain water. If you regularly...

Posted by Shawn B Nov. 14, 2017, 10:27 a.m. Pest control 1 Responses

Should I replace my skylights with solar tubes?

...leaking from the roof surface then that’s not going to help at all. But if it were me doing it, that would be the first thing I’d do – get the two sided tape an...

Posted by Elizabeth Brown Nov. 30, 2018, 9:32 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses