Fiberglass / Guides

Built to ENDURE: the Net Zero Heat Kenogami House
Efficient home design

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

...fiberglass windows 0.5 ACH (Air changes per hour) at 50 PA Energy Recovery Ventilator rated at 94% efficiency 225 kg per sq.ft. of thermal mass to store h...

Better Basement Design on basement walls prevents mold and midlew
Healthy indoor air quality

Basement renovations: How to prevent mold when finishing basements

...fiberglass insulation and a vapour barrier. Notice the difference between the studs against the foundation and the studs that formed an interior division wall; ...

Thermal image showing where home heat loss is occurring.
Insulation and soundproofing

How insulation works

...fiberglass or panels of foam) have their own specific R value, but if they are spaced between wooden studs, the lower R value of the studs must be factored in w...

Dense-packed cellulose wall insulation
Wall assemblies - new construction

Dense-packed cellulose insulation wall systems

...fiberglass or mineral wool batt insulation . These weaknesses are largely baseless and dense-packed cellulose for wall cavities should be more common in Canada ...

Roxul mineral wool batt insulation in LEED Homes
Insulation and soundproofing

Choosing the right insulation: the pros, cons and applications for walls, slabs & basements

...fiberglass (as seen in the main image above). Rock wool can be more costly per batt but has a higher R value than fibreglass per inch; less health risks during ...

Vinyl record album
Healthy indoor air quality

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

...Fiberglass window frames Wooden baby toys and chairs There are a lot of toxic materials in homes and they have a cumulative effect on indoor air quality ....

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

...fiberglass) or as in this particular case, dense-packed cellulose . Larsen Trusses for Passive House construction: We recently visited John Hodges in Perth,...

When should you replace windows
Windows and doors

When should you replace old windows?

...fiberglass frames. A truly accurate assessent of whether or not you should replace windows would take a quote of the windows you want and possibly energy mode...

Exterior damp proofing and drainage mat to protect basements from wate
Insulation and soundproofing

Best practices for basement insulation in new home construction

...fiberglass batts if desired, particularly in areas of low flood risk. Liquid applied vapour barrier primer © Benjamin Moore Interior g...

Interior sheathing as air & vapor barriers in wood frame construction
Air and vapour barriers

Interior sheathing as an air and vapour or vapor barrier

...fiberglass insulation and polyethylene doesn't measure up anymore with building codes, nor the trend towards high performance housing. One aspect of wall asse...

Choosing a building envelope
Wall assemblies - new construction

Choosing a building envelope - starting with the perfect wall

...fiberglass, and they are much easier to cut and install properly. To discover the appropriate use of insulation, see our guide to insulation, here . Prefab ho...