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Which house wrap is best?

...which lead to untold thousands of holes in your air barrier. This page explains it clearly – Choosing a house wrap, which is best? That page outlines the pr...

Posted by Kathy Moller Aug. 2, 2020, 11:50 a.m. Air and vapour barriers 1 Responses

Which radiant floor heat is best?

...which is not as efficient? That's a question, not a statement. Of the different types of radiant floor heat, the efficiency isn’t affected as much by the delive...

Posted by tony wolff Dec. 25, 2020, 1:22 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 3 Responses

Which is the best basement insulation?

Building a new raised bungalow in Ontario. Basement will have 9' ceilings, 5 ' concrete wall and 4' knee wall built with 2x6 and batt insulation r22. Should I ...

Posted by Alex Kesheshian April 23, 2020, 12:29 a.m. Basements 1 Responses

Which is the best basement ceiling insulation?

Hello, The basement ceiling/first floor of my house is insulated with 3 1/2" faced fiberglass with the vapor barrier on the house side (not pointed downward ...

Posted by David Boone Jan. 9, 2021, 4:38 p.m. Basements improvements 0 Responses

Which type of exterior insulation to use on a house?

...which I am planning to remove at which time I want to add rigid insulation and then vinyl siding My questions are the following.... Which rigid insulation w...

Posted by Trevor Marshand May 26, 2020, 1:16 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Spray Foam for basements, which of the different types are best environmentally?

...which mention climate change and environmental concerns - but we're wary of greenwashing, so I would value your opinion as to spray foam insulation in general f...

Posted by Rose Adams Jan. 9, 2020, 9:33 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Which exterior insulation is best to create at thermal break in an bungalow in Alberta?

Do you have any advice with spray cork renders vs. fully insulating the outside of our home with rockwool or foam board and new siding. We need a cost effectiv...

Posted by Rebekah Barnes Jan. 17, 2020, 10:07 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Air source heat pumps: Which brand has the best performance?

I need a 3 or 4 zone ductless air source system in the 24,000 BTU range. Suggestions? When looking for a heat pump for a home, we would recommend checking th...

Posted by Mike Brigham Jan. 22, 2020, 9:25 a.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

Which insulation should I use under my cottage?

...which explains why i was getting some water coming in from the base of them. i was thinking of removing the vynil and installing a water proof barrier on...

Posted by denis maurier May 3, 2021, 11:14 a.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses

Which is the best exterior insulation board to make a cottage 3 season?

Hello, our house built in 1920 untouched save for a simple kitchen. It's walls are toung and groove pine. No heat no insulation just the wainscotting walls. Th...

Posted by Sharon Challingsworth April 23, 2021, 7:16 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

What is the best choice for me, HRV or ERV?

I have a newly constructed 2000 sq ft home with Natural gas In floor Radiant heat. With the most updated energy codes. We are just looking for the best air exc...

Posted by John Oakes Jan. 10, 2020, 11:04 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

Which type of hot water pipe insulation is best?

...which offers an insulating value of roughly R-2. This is what is typically used in residential construction, they are either expanded synthetic rubber or expand...

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

I want to insulate the outside of my house, which type of insulation do you think is best?

...which do you recommend and how much will I need? Thanks, Michael. When I drive by houses doing exactly what you are planning, sometimes I cringe at what I see h...

Posted by J. Ferguson Nov. 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 12 Responses

Which insulation do I use for interior walls of a framed in bunker?

An existing bunker 6 W x 6L x 8H with sump pump (failed) flooded causing mold. Bayfield, WI. It is being cleaned professionally. It is framed in with wooden st...

Posted by Dale Klubertanz March 23, 2021, 10:38 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Is an HRV or ERV system best in a cold climate?

...which also change around a fair amount based on wind direction, temperature and how close we are to the lakes. So - this is where my question comes from - with ...

Posted by Michael Duncan Nov. 14, 2019, 3:53 a.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

Best small ventilation HRV or ERV for a camper van or tiny house?

...which isn't a good solution in hot or cold climates. Ideally the HRV or ERC system I'm looking for would be powered by 12 or 24Vdc. Thanks Ventilation in tiny h...

Posted by Ron Timmins June 6, 2020, 8:05 a.m. Tiny house 5 Responses

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

...which the foam could end up doing. [Another important side note – the rigid boards with foil on both sides are likely polyisocyanurate insulation, that is not...

Posted by Sylvie Gagnon Dec. 12, 2017, 11:58 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the best brand for ductless mini-split HVAC system?

...which being Mitsubishi that you mentioned. Heat pump performance has greatly improved over the last decade, and the biggest improvement comes from their lowest ...

Posted by Babak K July 12, 2020, 11:22 p.m. Heating and cooling 2 Responses