Ice damming / Guides

Ice dam
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...

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 will cause water to back up and possibly get past shingles and metal flashings. Skylights and energy e...

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...