Attic renovations / Guides

Blown-in fiberglass attic insulation
Grants and incentives

2016 budget renovation tax credits are good news for everyone, homeowner or not

...renovations over $2,500 until April 1, 2017, capped at $10,000. When you do home renovations like changing your furnace or insulating your attic, take the bill ...

Real estate

Are you selling a house? Here are the top 10 things homebuyers look for

...attics : An open attic is a great place to easily improve the performance of a home with additional insulation. Check to see how much insulation there is and th...

Air and vapour barriers

Aerobarrier home and attic air-sealing spray

We cannot overstate the importance of airtightness in homes and attic rooms. A proper air barrier reduces heat loss in winter, overheating in summer, and preve...

Free Energy Audits, Net Zero Home Grants & Interest Free Home Renovation Loans
Grants and incentives

0% loans & Grants for Green Home Renovations & Construction - A Boost for Canadians in 2020

...attic? With many older homes, the biggest gains in efficiency comes from insulating attics , which can be done in one of two ways – the right way, and the wro...

What is a Free Home Energy Audit Canada?
Grants and incentives

Free home energy audits in Canada

...attic insulation, the quality of your windows, and a blower door test to see how much heat loss there is from air leaks . A blower door test identifies air ...

Frost in Attics: What causes Attic Ice? How to Fix it?
Roof assemblies - renovation

Why is there frost in my attic? Is ice in roofs a problem & How do I stop it?

...attic, the 3 things to check first are: Humidity levels in the Home - do you have high humidity and condensation problems? Attic ventilation - Is your att...

Grants and incentives

Green building financial incentives

...attic insulation ENERGY STAR® qualified windows installed with no cracks or air gaps ENERGY STAR qualified hot water system or solar or tankless hot water s...

Non-toxic building materials can improve home air quality
Healthy indoor air quality

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality

...attic, be sure they aren't leaking, or more importantly that they aren't simply vented into the attic space, which does happen. Basement mold & mildew prevent...

Top Tips for Getting a House Ready for Winter
Wall assemblies - renovation

Winter preparation for your home - are you ready for the cold?

...attic to see if it is properly vented and if there is enough insulation. Add attic vents if to remove moisture , and additional insulation. This can be done by ...

Renovate, Remodel or Rebuild? How to choose which is Best for Homes
Wall assemblies - renovation

Should I be renovating my home or tearing it down & rebuilding?

...renovations: Before renovating or insulating, determine first that foundations can safely continue to support a structure long into the future . A foundation ...

The Best 10 Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - EcoHome
Wall assemblies - renovation

Green home improvements: an energy-saving pyramid scheme that actually works!

...attic insulation is a great way to save money, but be sure to maintain eaves ventilation © Ecohome Attic insulation: The most crucial place to ensure prop...