Icicles on homes / Guides

Icicles are an indication of heat loss, which can cause damage to insu
Wall assemblies - renovation

Winter troubleshooting - are you ready for the cold?

...one. Different products bond to different surfaces. Note: The natural convection of warm air when it meets a cold surface can create the sensation of a dra...

Ice dam
Roof assemblies - renovation

What causes ice dams and how to fix them

...onsistent ceiling insulation and significant heat loss. Notice that on the right section of the roof you can see frost lines where the trusses are, and on the c...

Real estate

Evaluating a home before purchase: how to recognize value and potential problems

...ondensation and this can leave stains on the frame. (Significant condensation on windows can also be caused by high indoor relative humidity , the cause of this...

Choosing between renovating and rebuilding
Wall assemblies - renovation

Renovating or tearing down and starting over

...onditioned space, a sensation that you don’t get with walls of differing temperature as we don’t have regular or sustained contact with them. See our pages on t...