Attic / Guides

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...

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...

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 ...

Hydronic heating system
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

Hydronic heating

...attic to your utility room. By doing so, installing solar panels (thermal or photovoltaic) is a simple matter of fishing wires or tubes through the pipe rathe...

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...

Ice dams on roofs & how to fix them
Roof assemblies - renovation

What causes ice dams and how to fix them

...attic and causes that same melting to occur. Ventilation equipment such as furnaces, duct work and air conditioning are rarely seen in attics anymore, but if ...

Kitchen and Bathroom design tips
Kitchens

Design ideas for durable kitchens and bathrooms

...attic. Range hood over gas stove © Ecohome Home ventilation and contaminant removal: Ensure proper ventilation of both kitchens and bathrooms to r...

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...

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...

Balanced insulation levels in a green home
Efficient home design

Insulation in Green Home Building, a balanced approach to putting it where it does the most good

...attic as you might suspect. That is a perfect example of misplaced resources and unbalanced insulation if you have a fluffy R60 blanket in the ceiling but a poo...

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 ...