Roof / Discussions

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 you install your own DIY radon mitigation system?

...roof. Thank you! Removing radon gas with sub-slab suction is not something we would call ‘easy’; and our first recommendation would be to have it done by a ...

Posted by Ariel Fridman Jan. 27, 2020, 10:59 a.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 1 Responses

How do you Insulate a 3 season cottage?

We want to insulate a 3 season cottage to keep it cooler in the summer and warmer in the spring and fall. We are putting a metal roof on and insulating on top ...

Posted by Terry Skindilias April 23, 2019, 9:27 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 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 do you insulate a ceiling and finish it on the inside with wood?

...roof done; tar-and-gravel, we have no insulation from the inside and our ceiling has a lovely beam and a frame. My husband wants to insulate the inside ceiling ...

Posted by antonija klotz Oct. 20, 2019, 7:31 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the best way to deal with a drop ceiling in a high humidity room?

...roofer retired and cannot be found) and no exterior insulation and no venting on this roof below the outdoor deck. Condensation problems developed inside the ...

Posted by steve Roberts Dec. 24, 2019, 8:01 p.m. Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces 1 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

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

Should I replace my geothermal system with a gas boiler?

...roof, infloor heating in basement, geothermal heating (closed loop, 6 wells 200 ft deep), triple E argon windows, R50 attic insulation, etc. However, the coax...

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

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

Which is best between well water vs rain water harvesting?

...roof, then storing and treating it, often greatly outweigh the equivalent costs of well water. You would of course know better than us, but the north of Winni...

Posted by dean c April 24, 2020, 4:40 p.m. Rainwater harvesting 1 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

Adding Screen/sun room And deck to a slab on grade

...roof attached to the cabin. Can I extend the concrete slab for this extension and not have it heated? Concerned that the concrete will fail on the extension as ...

Posted by Pierre Contant July 1, 2020, 10:55 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

We have water butt's to collect water. How could we get them to water tank so c

Water pump to get water to tank in roofs pace? Not sure what your question is, please write it out in more detail. We have a holiday home with no mains water. ...

Posted by Denise Humphries June 8, 2020, 3:45 a.m. Rainwater harvesting 3 Responses

Can you put hemp insulation in an attic?

...roof deck? That would be a vapor barrier if so, just wondering if you have an air barrier. If you don’t have a proper air barrier and you are removing all the...

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

What is the best way to make a row house in Montreal Quebec more energy efficient?

...roof. Pretty big backyard. Ceiling height on main floor is 10.5' and a little lower on 2nd floor and basement. Current heating/cooling: extra-old electric bas...

Posted by Elizabeth Brown Feb. 26, 2019, 9:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

Why is there Mould on particle board outside vapor barrier on new addition?

...roof, or water running down the exterior walls. We wonder whether the mould is caused by condensation between the vapor barrier and the particle board. The hous...

Posted by Christine ML June 7, 2020, 1:35 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses