Caulk / Guides

Using caulk to make a seal, but which type is best?
Air and vapour barriers

Which is the best caulk or sealant for caulking windows and bathrooms etc?

...caulks are not as benign, but very good for many purposes, and they are easily available. Polyurethane caulking is quite durable, but mostly suited for outdoor applications. And then there are silicone caulks in a bewildering array of purity levels (and prices). Oil or resin-based caulking: Caulks that are oil or r...

Lifestyle and environment

Resources and getting started

...caulk and foam any gaps, and cover your windows with plastic in winter. These upgrades don’t necessarily have to cost you a lot, you could also consider talking to the landlord about footing the bill for material costs. More and more people are inquiring about utility costs when renting, so making these upgrades increa...

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

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

...caulking, and using the tips in our air sealing guides here ; you might save $100 on heat this winter. You can then take that $100 and buy a more efficient showerhead and you may save another $100 a year on hot water. To get an idea of the different types of caulk and silicone sealants and which are best, see here ! ...

How to REPAIR DRYWALL - jam that sticky white stuff in those holes folks
Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces

How to repair drywall - fill holes, cracks and dents in walls like a pro

...caulk and sealing products How to keep indoor air safe and clean during renovations Find more about green home construction and discover the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Membership here .

How to fix noisy baseboard heaters
Heating and cooling

Fixing noisy baseboard heaters, How to stop that clicking easily !

...caulk or use aluminum duct tape to block those holes up under the heater and out of view. I also tend to push the heating element tube one way firmly but gently and back to make certain it can expand and contract smoothly. If it’s making lots of noise in the process – we may have found the problem! If the casing it...