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

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

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 3 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

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

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

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 lookin...

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

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

Is the ZIP sheathing system good or bad for water control?

...tape. I struggle to believe that this tape will be able to keep the water that runs down the wall out for the entire life span of the building. Another issue ...

Posted by Trevor Prinz Nov. 26, 2019, 4:03 p.m. Walls and Roofs 5 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a home from the outside?

...tape the joints and it will act as your air barrier Read all about how to insulate exterior walls from the outside of homes here [Side note- it is very much...

Posted by Sylvie Gagnon Dec. 12, 2017, 11:58 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 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

Halo Exterra rigid exterior insulation - has anyone work with it?

...Tape it well! Here is another page that may be of value, it's about air barriers and vapour barriers. Glad you're finding value in our pages, hope this all he...

Posted by George Shannon Jan. 21, 2020, 3:39 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 3 Responses

What is the best foam board insulation under drywall?

...tape the joints. There is some evidence of panels shrinking, so to be safe I would go for a higher quality tape than the standard rolls of red tape you will fin...

Posted by Wesley Pracht Jan. 11, 2020, 8:10 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the best way to Insulate the crawl space of an old home?

...tape around them, and you can see how in this video on how to create a radon barrier in a slab on grade .

Posted by Aj Jan. 21, 2020, 8:13 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

What is the best material to use on top of plywood for water proofing?

...tape or fluid-applied gun, which brand? Hi Babak, Plywood is a bit of a in improvement over OSB as sheathing if you're looking for the ideal wall assembly to al...

Posted by Babak K July 27, 2020, 12:22 a.m. Air and vapour barriers 3 Responses

Which type of hot water pipe insulation is best?

...tape to complete the work. Remember that cold water pipe insulation is also a good practice that prevents moisture condensation on the cold walls of the pipe,...

Posted by Cooper Dec. 11, 2017, 2:36 p.m. Plumbing and water heaters 1 Responses

Should I replace my skylights with solar tubes?

...tape and plastic for windows and see if that temporarily solves the problem, if so, you may only need to scrape and repaint (with some stain-remover primer firs...

Posted by Elizabeth Brown Nov. 30, 2018, 9:32 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses