Vent / Discussions

How you vent a metal roof?

...ventilation as you mention - make sure air can flow and water can drain right below the metal. We don't have a dedicated page I can reference, but here is our p...

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

In the winter should you heat a low/dirt floor crawl space with a furnace vent?

...vent mold . But heating a dirt floor crawlspace without taking any steps towards insulating the crawlspace and creating an air seal is going to cost dearly, so ...

Posted by janis hobson Dec. 11, 2019, 3:17 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

Should I vent the space between a block wall and vapor barrier?

...vent mold when renovating basements , which may be of value to you anyway. In that article you will also see a photo of a block wall with rotted bottom plates...

Posted by Nick Santore Oct. 10, 2020, 2:03 a.m. 1 Responses

How do you insulate a cathedral ceiling?

...vent or not to vent a cathedral ceiling. I'm leaning towards not venting my cathedral ceiling and using closed-cell spray foam insulation. My walls are double...

Posted by Raoul Lions Oct. 19, 2019, 8:07 a.m. Roof assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

How do I stop a leak from my attic?

...vent, and wiring, insulate the bathroom vent. Any thoughts? Frost buildup in an attic is a result of moisture that can’t escape, and that is caused by the ins...

Posted by Markus Duess Feb. 11, 2019, 12:42 a.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a Multi-material wall?

...vent. I have removed all the wood forms and also plan to add at least 2" of EPS to the concrete ceiling and mineral wool. My cold room is a small 6' x 6' space....

Posted by Steve J Sept. 29, 2020, 10:15 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses

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

...Vent SA wrap, at $569 per 561 sq. ft rolls. Is that the typical price? Alternatives: Henry Blueskin VP-100 wrap is $239 per 400 sq. ft and has perm rating of 33...

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

What is the best way to reduce humidity in a basement?

...vent is fully sealed, there is no actual ventilation in the basement apart from the drafts. There is a sink, the hot water tank with drain off and furnace, and ...

Posted by Robert J. Pierson Oct. 17, 2019, 10:45 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

How can I prevent animals from getting behind the siding on my house?

...Vent. You can also do it with aluminum vents from soffits or screens as well. If you're concerned with rodents then perhaps you've already had encounters, so th...

Posted by Connie Curtin Feb. 22, 2020, 1:52 p.m. Pest control 1 Responses

Is Condensation on Windows a bad sign?

...vent out? Do have you have (and use) a bathroom fan? And how old is the house - do you know the year it was built?

Posted by Greg Olmstead Dec. 12, 2019, 6:21 a.m. Walls and Roofs 1 Responses

Can I add Larsen Trusses and cellulose to 1920s House in Minneapolis?

...Vent SA, at $569 per 561 sq. roll. Is that the typical price? Alternatives: Henry Blueskin VP-100 WRB is $239 per 400 sq. ft and has a perm rating of 33; while ...

Posted by Ken Traefald Feb. 17, 2020, 2:30 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

Should I install basement drain tile vents?

...vents through the concrete floor at the wall junction to drain moisture condensate from basement walls through the floor to the drain tiles. He claims this prev...

Posted by gary taube Dec. 11, 2019, 10:14 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 3 Responses

I have many issues with my house where should I start?

...vented at the soffits and with a roof peak vent. You could use Rockwool batts , I don’t believe they still provide a loose fill insulation . Alternatively you c...

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Sept. 29, 2019, 3:08 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What causes moisture on a ceiling in winter?

...ventilator or energy recovery ventilator) Do you use exhaust fans? (bathroom fan and stove hood) Does your stove hood vent directly outside or does it filte...

Posted by Cheri Banet Jan. 23, 2020, 10:22 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

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

...ventilation in the soffit (perforated metal strips used in wood soffits) would probably create enough ventilation to prevent the air from hitting the dew point....

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

Combo structural sheathing, WRB and thin insulation panel in Ontario?

...ventilation holes (dryer vent, wood stove chimney, bathroom vent, etc) all serve to relieve some of that pressure. Stripping the house from the outside will als...

Posted by Steve Bull Jan. 14, 2020, 6:06 p.m. Walls and Roofs 3 Responses

How do you insulate a crawlspace with dirt floor?

...venting solution and then close the vents. Once you've done that, keep an eye on the humidity levels and keep a dehumidifer running down there if necessary. A...

Posted by sal Bellicoso Oct. 30, 2019, 4:56 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

How do you deal with a house under negative pressure?

...vent just outside the bedroom door. But the real solution for properly balanced ventilation in your home, would be to have an HVAC contractor come and look, a...

Posted by Connie Taylor April 16, 2020, 1:41 p.m. Ventilation 1 Responses