Tape / Discussions

Where to get good tape for taping air barriers?

...tape that are more suitable for extreme temperature changes. Siga,Delta Multi-Band and Air Stop are three examples of tapes with much better adhesion." I'm in M...

Posted by Frank Suerich-Gulick Sept. 12, 2020, 7:25 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 2 Responses

Where can i buy hemp batt insulation in Western Canada?

...tape with hemp insulation in the van? Thanks Jen Non-toxic natural building materials like hemp are a great way to safeguard your indoor air quality if you ...

Posted by Jen Moffat Aug. 14, 2020, 11:14 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 4 Responses

What is the best way to seal around windows?

...tape. You can use Caulking, but we have always had much better luck with tape. As for the other windows, it may be worth pulling off some trim for a look, and...

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Oct. 8, 2019, 8:53 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

How do you seal windows from the exterior for water and air but not create a vapor seal?

...tape provided, and when we conducted our blower door test we didn’t find a single leak through the taped windows but we found a few where it was caulked. Though...

Posted by Piyush Prince Nov. 7, 2018, 12:10 a.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate the basement of an old house?

...tape) floor section later. I would like to insulate the walls first then decide later to do the whole floor? If I don't want to do the whole thing (floor) is th...

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Jan. 14, 2020, 7:59 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Followup to the question How do you install Larsen Trusses on a home in Minneapolis?

...tape the plywood joints. Then one could seal the edges of the poly to the wall plates and install the Larsen Trusses / Cellulose insulation. I’m still looking...

Posted by Ken Traefald Feb. 27, 2020, 1:49 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Basement reno - How do I effectively insulate my basement?

...tape): Should I then proceed with installing the DMX dryflow underlayment +(3/4" eps?) +OSB floor, then build the external/internal wood stud walls? How do th...

Posted by Steve J Feb. 13, 2019, 10:25 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

How to air seal & ventilate a partial gut reno of a 1901 house?

...tape we are using for the Intello. Here's the question: We want to get as close to air sealed as we can, but we are not demo-ing down to the studs in the fron...

Posted by Zach Zill Feb. 7, 2021, 4:33 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 0 Responses

What is the best way to renovate a basement after a flood?

...tape. We now have to finish the walls and seal or otherwise treat the concrete floor. I understand now that I should've removed the 2x4 stud wall before pouri...

Posted by Wren Toombs June 18, 2018, 10:52 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

Should I install a poly moisture barrier before the rigid foam board against a basement wall?

...tape on foam board joints, 2X4 stud wall 16" on-centre spacing, mineral wool batts, Smart barrier vapour retarder, mold resistant drywall, latex primer, and lat...

Posted by DONandCATHY Crenna Dec. 14, 2020, 2:21 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

How to insulate an apartment you don't own?

...tape if you can identify clear locations where leaks exist. There is also the option of applying a plastic film with double-sided tape over the window, and mayb...

Posted by Teresa Cunningham Oct. 21, 2019, 3 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Can you use a vapour retarder paint on the ceiling instead of using a poly vapour barrier?

...tape to ensure the continuity of your air barrier , we had our poly barrier go through the wall assembly and taped it to the exterior air barrier membrane. Th...

Posted by Anwas Qwelten June 8, 2019, 3:56 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 2 Responses

How do you attach exterior siding without affecting the air barrier on a passive house?

...tapes and air barriers that adhere to a substrate, but whatever membrane you apply and tape you choose, just be very careful during installation. Be careful not...

Posted by Scott Bowker July 16, 2018, 11:07 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 3 Responses

How do you know when its time to replace windows?

...tape (Delta MultiBand, Air Stop and Siga are a few examples). If none of those solutions solve the problem it is also possible to just replace the thermal units...

Posted by Ted Dec. 11, 2017, 12:50 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

What is the process to seal a house using Aero barrier spray?

...tape first? Or go straight for the Aerobarrier and bypass all the hassle of membrane and tape? Or is this for homes that have a blower door test and fail? And, ...

Posted by Santiago Pacheco Feb. 13, 2020, 11:06 a.m. Air and vapour barriers 3 Responses

What is the best way to do Stucco/E.I.F.S exterior window wraps?

...tape. You can either purchase a flashing pan to collect and divert water or you can build your own with the right materials like we did in the window installa...

Posted by Pat Estes July 17, 2020, 11:50 a.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Is this a good way to insulate drafty windows?

...tape. I’m having a bit of a hard time visualizing how what you describe, sounds like you are proposing putting something between the panes of glass of a double ...

Posted by Robert Schmidt Feb. 6, 2021, 5:47 p.m. Windows and doors 2 Responses

Can you put foil covered foam panels inside a framed wall?

...tape it well it can be the air barrier as well. What is your climate zone , and are you also installing Air conditioning? Air conditioning in homes with vapor b...

Posted by William McCart Feb. 22, 2021, 12:38 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 3 Responses