Ice dams / 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

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...ice dams so you can understand yourself how it should be done and you can then be sure your contractor is carrying out work properly. How to finish a basement...

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 dams form in winter. Such designs will also lead to thermal bridging at the junction between rafters or trusses and the top plate of the wall. This can le...

Condensation on windows in our homes - why is it there? - how to stop it?
Walls and Roofs

Condensation on windows is a pain but is it a problem & how to stop it?

...ice dams & how to fix them And see more Green Building Guides for Sustainable Buildings on North America's favorite sustainable building advice website - ...

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

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

...ice. This is particularly noticeable during periods of extreme cold, made worse by high indoor humidity and lower-quality windows. Winterizing your home: Co...