How to install siding / Guides

Installing Siding Correctly
Exterior cladding

How to install siding

...to as perched water ). Correctly installed siding should also allow air to flow through from top to bottom, taking advantage of natural convection to remove moi...

Siding Choices - Board and batten siding
Exterior cladding

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

...Siding Products, further reading: Air spaces and drainage planes: how to install siding so it can dry Building science basics: how to design durable...

Repainting and refinishing brick facades
Exterior cladding

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

...topics such as 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 dr...

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

...to leave your home, and money to leave your wallet. To those of you living in Toronto or New York in older homes, this also applies to the elegant brownstone ro...

Carpenter ants are a common pest and nuisance to get rid of in homes
Pest control

Removing insects and rodents from your home, safely & humanely (by preference)

...to access, like behind siding if there are openings. Take the time to learn how to install it properly if you’re doing it new, and it’s a good idea block any op...

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

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

...to drain out, and letting air move through it so it can dry. how to install siding © Ecohome Installing siding directly against your weather barrier wil...

Choosing a building envelope
Wall assemblies - new construction

Choosing a building envelope - starting with the perfect wall

...however they've always had the ability to reduce waste due to the controlled setting of a factory and the abiity to have all cuts are calibrated. The walls us...

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

...to gain heat, and install heavy duty insulation to keep that free heat. Further to that, the house is powered by solar panels, and heated by a woodstove and r...

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home is affordably Close
Planning and Design

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home gets affordably Close

...to different software calculators, there will always be discrepancies in the results. According to a different software tool - the WoodWorks Carbon estimator - ...

Metal roof with solar panels
Roof coverings

How to choose roofing materials

...to the ‘heat island effect’ of higher temperatures in urban areas. Each year 11 million tons of shingles go to U.S. landfills, which amounts to an estimated 8...

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

...to both sides, so your job is simply to cut the siding to length, paint the ends, and install it. A reputable company will give your siding a warranty up around...