Roofing / Discussions

Where can I find supplies for a green roof?

...roofing contractor or it truly can be DIY? Thanks :) nadia In Principle, building a green roof can be as easy as it looks in our Green Roof DIY installation...

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

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

...Roofing Paper / Water screen followed by 2 X 4's for strapping using 10" RSS type screws through to the sheathing and purlins. Facia Board installed prior to in...

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

How you vent a metal roof?

...roofing) Metal roofing. Any alternative method, and any that are preferable but more expensive, would probably start with adding new roof trusses then ins...

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

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

...roofing. One suggestion was to put 1/2 inch plywood immediately above the tongue and groove ceiling boards and seal it as air barrier and possibly paint it to a...

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

For a first time buyer where do you start with renovations?

...roofing materials . Also in general I would point you towards these pages about renovations in general, how to find reliable gren home builders builders , and...

Posted by Joanne Geall Aug. 19, 2020, 3:14 p.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses

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

I am building a new home in Naples Florida with a metal roof and open cell foam sprayed on underside of roof deck. I am considering a peal and stick membrane...

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

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

...roofing and heat pumps is all in there. You can search either from the category menu or in the search bar. From there if you have questions we can for sure help...

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

Where can I get steel cladding like on your prefab house?

We are interested in the steel panel cladding on your Prefab house. Is it from a local supplier? Is there anyone who sells recycled metal cladding? Great q...

Posted by Flower Lunn March 1, 2020, 2:27 p.m. Walls and Roofs 2 Responses

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

Would like to put a green 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

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

...roofing, I don’t know that you’ll find much. Typically those investments of taxpayers dollars are applied to energy efficiency upgrades that save energy as part...

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

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

...roofing materials , have a look there and you may find all the answers you need. Once you know the options from that page we can help you c hoose the best roof ...

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

What is the best option for building our next resilient home?

...roofing materials to protect against high winds, such as a professionally installed and well-fastened metal roof, or a living green roof . Asphalt shingles are ...

Posted by John Bae Aug. 27, 2019, 3:55 p.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses

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

...roofing systems when installed properly. We would need more details in order to provide any specific advice in your case; are you considering leaving the meta...

Posted by Nina Flores Feb. 16, 2020, 4:57 p.m. Roof coverings 3 Responses

Should you insulate an A-frame cottage with cathedral ceiling from the exterior or interior?

...roofing afterwards (great choice on metal btw), so have a read here first – How to Insulate Exterior Walls from the Outside in the US & Canada That page als...

Posted by J Genereaux Oct. 26, 2020, 10:38 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