Ice damming / Guides

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

What causes ice dams and how to fix them

...ice is called an ice dam, and it can cause water to backup beneath shingles and Ice dams cause damage to walls and roof structures. How to know if you have an...

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?

...Ice Dams or Ice Damming, and the surprising thing is that it's very unlikely that the roof covering itself is the problem. Frost and ice forms in attics when ...

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

Are skylights an asset or a liability?

...ice dams and consequently the dreaded leak. Ice damming & frost in attics can be problematic and should be fixed as it will often cause water to back up and pos...

Top Tips for Getting a House Ready for Winter
Wall assemblies - renovation

Winter preparation for your home - are you ready for the cold?

...ice in a roof, known as ice damming, is problematic and should be fixed . An airtight and well-insulated building envelope will have no icicles whatsoever . ...

Free Energy Audits, Net Zero Home Grants & Interest Free Home Renovation Loans
Grants and incentives

0% loans & Grants for Green Home Renovations & Construction - A Boost for Canadians in 2020

...ice damming and what will seem like a roof leak on a warm sunny day in spring. Here is a forensic tip for you...roofs don't leak on sunny days! See our page on ...

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?

...Ice damming and condensation from poor roof design in an older home in cold climates © Ecohome Renovate, Remodel or Rebuild? Conclusion: Hopefully t...