Condensation in attics / 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?

...ing from inside a home into an insufficiently ventilated roof space, condensing, and forming ice. What causes ice in attics? Attic ice problems happen when ...

Skylights can be problematic in a high performance home
Windows and doors

Are skylights an asset or a liability?

...in in any climate (due to added heating or cooling needs) and increasingly become a durability nightmare the further north you go. Before listing off the prob...

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

What causes ice dams and how to fix them

...ing to ice damming. In addition to that, you are probably adding 25% to your operational costs by having air handling equipment in what is seasonally the coldes...

Ecohome's Kenogami House 'The Most Resilient Home in North America'
Concept and design

Resilient design features for new home construction

...Incorporating thermal mass into the building envelope will help regulate interior temperatures by absorbing and releasing heat. In winter, thermal mass will a...

Real estate

Evaluating a home before purchase: how to recognize value and potential problems

...ing an inspection by a hired professional. Read more about downsizing homes , evaluating ahome before buying , finding the right neighbourhood ,and everything...

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?

...ing; consult an engineer with experience in energy modelling to determine what is the safe amount of insulation when renovating your basement. Cinderblock b...