Roof / Discussions

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 can I find diy green roof supplies in the Vancouver area?

...roof on our existing garage, its approx 70 years old. Where can we get materials to b iuld like to do it ourselves?

Posted by Rachel Riding April 13, 2020, 12:15 p.m. Roof coverings 0 Responses

Where can I find supplies for a green roof?

...roof? You make it look quite easy. DO I really need to hire a roofing contractor or it truly can be DIY? Thanks :) nadia In Principle, building a green roof...

Posted by Nadia Naderi Oct. 8, 2020, 6:38 p.m. Roof coverings 1 Responses

What are the options for adding Exterior Roof Insulation?

...roof. Our home does not have an attic. So wondering what systems have been successful - SIPs? Thanks. Choosing the best way to insulate a roof depends on how ...

Posted by Marlo Raynolds Aug. 29, 2020, 9:19 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 4 Responses

is a double vapor barrier on a South Florida roof bad?

...roof and open cell foam sprayed on underside of roof deck. I am considering a peal and stick membrane under roof panels but have been advised I would be creat...

Posted by Arthur Moore April 6, 2020, 12:57 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 0 Responses

Why is there frost on the underside of my roof overhang?

...roof/attic area of the house is spray foamed so that the "rim joist" of the roof is spray foamed as well as the under deck of the roof area. I do however have l...

Posted by George Paul March 23, 2020, 12:10 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 2 Responses

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 3 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

Doing an addition, what type of roof is the best to use?

...roof material to use? Here is our page on choosing the best roofing materials , have a look there and you may find all the answers you need. Once you know the...

Posted by Babak K July 17, 2020, 2:03 a.m. Roof coverings 1 Responses

Where should you mount solar panels if you don't have space on your roof?

...roof should only be done if you have sufficient space of course, but also if the roof orientation is right for solar exposure. An alternative, as you mention in...

Posted by Dan Hynes Aug. 31, 2020, 9:23 a.m. Solar photovoltaic 1 Responses

What is the best exterior Wall and Roof Rigid Insulation for a barn renovation?

...roofing paper / water screen wrapped about 1/2 over the top of the facia board. Metal roof attached to strapping. Walls much the same but w/ one layer of 4" r...

Posted by Ron Busch June 27, 2020, 3:50 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What type and how to install an insulated metal flue pipe ,through a tiled roof?

...roof. Installing a chimney for a wood stove or fireplace through the roof is a job that should be done by professionals only. I say this for two reasons – safet...

Posted by david joseph July 25, 2020, 7:10 a.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Need roof repairs, insulation and new tin, are there grants available?

...roof could possibly apply, I don’t think you’ll find much for replacing the roof covering. So my recommendation would be to first do a web search for incentives...

Posted by Ghislaine Morin Aug. 27, 2020, 12:03 p.m. Grants and incentives 1 Responses

What is the best material to use for wall and roof insulation?

...roof insulation? Least toxic, and highest R factor? Wool, Fiberglass etc. Do you have a brand in mind that you'd recommend? If you’re looking to learn what is t...

Posted by Babak K July 12, 2020, 8:43 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Building a Honka log “pretty good house” planning - thoughts on hvac, ventilation and roof

...roof with thermobuilt insulation. Did consider a green roof but I'm not sure we'll have the room in the budget. Any alternatives? At approx 1200sf I'm hoping th...

Posted by Klemen Novak June 28, 2020, 1:55 a.m. Planning and Design 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

Should you keep duct work out of the attic?

Research has shown vented roof with air tight attic can save 20% energy. Have you done that before? And suggestion for new 2 story build ? I don’t fully unde...

Posted by Frank Liu July 23, 2020, 8:53 a.m. Ventilation 1 Responses