Roof / Discussions

What considerations should be made when installing a green roof on a metal building?

...roof on a 'metal' building, you are referring to the current roof covering, correct? We do have a DIY green roof installation video , the first steps of this ...

Posted by Nina Flores Feb. 16, 2020, 4:57 p.m. Roof coverings 2 Responses

How much does a Tesla roof cost?

...roof? What is the cost and time frame for install? I am in Erin, Ontario Canada The price for a Tesla Solar roof tiles in Canada is still a little tricky to fig...

Posted by Anthea Larke June 18, 2019, 7:45 a.m. Renewable energy 1 Responses

How you vent a metal roof?

...roof ( 4/12 pitch ), in sequence from start to finish: strip entire roof down to deck; cover 2x6' pine roof deck with either an air barrier or vapor...

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

How do you build a flat roof in Miami Florida?

...roof area). I would like to recover my pitched roof with Galvalume or something similar but I am really stumped as to how to approach my flat roof area where I ...

Posted by Michael Langlois Aug. 4, 2019, 11:52 a.m. Roof coverings 0 Responses

What is the best insulation Under 2" Cement flat Roof in NYC?

...Roof for energy efficiency and water leaks? Maybe 2 layers? The base for the roof will be Metal beams. Thanks, Rafael, Brooklyn We would propose you use a rig...

Posted by Rafael Mor March 29, 2019, 5:19 a.m. Roof assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Can I use a solar thermal water heater to heat my pool in the summer and the floor of the garage that I am going to build?

...roof that faces south. The garage will be adjacent to the pool. Being a two part question I wouldn’t really say yes to using it for both, but let’s start with t...

Posted by Bill Loucks Oct. 5, 2019, 9:48 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses

Can I put a breathable peel and stick weather (air) barrier on the inside walls and ceiling?

Here is my problem: I have polyurethane spray foam inside the assembly cavity of my walls and unvented flat roof ceiling. It's impossible to air seal all the j...

Posted by Anomika Singhn Oct. 1, 2018, 9:56 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 1 Responses

How do I get rid of carpenter ants?

...roof was redone 10 years ago and found the roof structure was damaged by ants. We saw them a lot back then but we didn’t see any inside again until just two wee...

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

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

Hi, I have an open beam house (no attic access) built in 1962. I live in cold, dry Edmonton Alberta. My low slope roof doesn't leak, however about once a year ...

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

I have many issues with my house where should I start?

...roof, then re-side the house, and insulate roof. Or insulate inside basement walls, and insulate the roof. What is the best product to proceed with? Should ve...

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Sept. 29, 2019, 3:08 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do you build a cathedral ceiling?

...roof rafters tend to create thermal bridges. Even with important levels of rigid insulation in the roof, it is best practice to double strap over the roof and v...

Posted by Raoul Lions Oct. 19, 2019, 8:07 a.m. Roof assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

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

...roof boards. I will remedy this with insulation removal and fogging concromium. We are getting a new roof in a month and it will have roof intake vents on the l...

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

What is your opinion about building a garage on posts (screw piles)?

...roof on. A home raised slightly off the ground can also be an attractive and nicely sheltered place for wildlife to establish a home, be sure to take steps to...

Posted by Les P Dec. 11, 2017, 2:21 p.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

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

...roof with a steel column running up through the centre is troubling. I am fairly confident the air barrier continuity can be maintained but when the stove is no...

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

How do you insulate a 3 season cottage?

...roof before new slate is installed. Although the R value is minimal, the building will benifit greatly from an air seal. I am concerned about the dew point and ...

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

What windows should you use when trying to build a Passive House?

...roof 15 inches deep again filled with dense pack cellulose and may also incorporate 3 inches of foam insulation first to avoid vapour barrier in roof system ( H...

Posted by Raoul Lions Jan. 25, 2019, 2:18 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

How to fix condensation on ceilings?

...roof. We spent $20,000 in mould abatement, new aluminum soffits, extra shutes for ventilation, and all new insulation across the entire home. Less than a year l...

Posted by Jessica Sadler Nov. 13, 2019, 11:48 a.m. Walls and Roofs 1 Responses