Exterior siding / Guides

Siding Choices - Board and batten siding
Exterior cladding

Choosing the right exterior siding for fitting, cost comparisons & appearance

...Siding Installation here . Solid wood siding Wood siding fitted horizontally © Ecohome Pros of Wood Siding: It makes for a gre...

Installing Siding Correctly
Exterior cladding

How to install siding

...Siding Installation The walls of your home are an environmental separator. Their job is to keep the inside in and the outside out. Exterior cladding or sidi...

Shou sugi ban carbonized wood siding
Exterior cladding

Shou sugi ban carbonized wood siding from Japan, what is it & how to make it?

...siding boards - the perfect exterior finish for any Eco-friendly sustainable home design ... The beauty of Shou sugi ban Japanese carbonized...

Vinyl record album
Healthy indoor air quality

Keep vinyl out of your home (albums excluded of course)

...exterior siding, windows, the list goes on. We have surrounded ourselves with the stuff. So what can we do? Slowly but surely, remove it from your life. Here ...

Repainting and refinishing brick facades
Exterior cladding

All about painting brick, is it a good idea and what paint to use?

...Siding Types & Costs: Which is Best? How to Choose Siding? , When to replace old Windows when Renovating or How to install siding so walls can dry , visit the G...

How to Insulate Exterior Walls from the Outside US Canada Ecohome
Walls and Roofs

The easiest way to insulate walls from the exterior in older homes

...exterior insulation Also, if installing a final finish to exterior walls over additional wall insulation, see our page on how to install exterior siding s...

Tyvek home wrap left exposed to wind and UV rays
Air and vapour barriers

Choosing the right house wrap / weather barrier, which is best?

...exterior sheathing, housewrap, strapping and siding. Other options for wall assemblies can be found in our building guide . Just like a canvas or nylon tent, ...

PSI

Case Study: Kenogami House, Saguenay, Quebec

...Exterior durability measures include a metal roof and fascia, electrically controlled exterior shutters, stone and red spruce siding. Heat recovered ventilati...

Which wood is best for framing timber frame construction in homes?
Wall assemblies - new construction

Lumber choices for wood frame construction - choosing timber for framing & building homes

...Exterior Siding & Finishing of Homes Pros of Wood Siding: It makes for a great looking traditional finish to the siding on a home. Certainly with FSC wood s...

Off grid, passively heated and cooled house in the Gatineau Hills, Que
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off grid living blog, part 2: passively heated, this house in Quebec aims for LEED certification

...exterior mineral wool board R5; plywood sheathing; house wrap; strapping; cement board siding. The ceiling is a mix of Roxul mineral wool batts and ...

Passive House wall system ; Larsen Trusses & dense-packed cellulose insulation
Wall assemblies - new construction

Larsen truss wall systems with double-stud construction & extra insulation for new homes & energy efficient home renovation

...exterior of the sheathing (R42) 1.5" ECO4 Wood fiber-board rigid exterior insulation (R4) Weather barrier (WRB) Strapping Exterior cladding * Both h...