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

Winter preparation for your home - 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 draft when in reality there is none. Make sure it's not just cold air falling after coming in contact with the window before you scratch a hole in your head looking f...

Ice dams on roofs & how to fix them
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 center section of the roof the frost is entirely melted. In second image you can see the same roof section has caused the snow to melt and icicles have formed. ...

Real estate

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

...on't forget to make offers conditional on the house passing an inspection by a hired professional. Read more about downsizing homes , evaluating ahome before buying , finding the right neighbourhood ,and everything you need to know about green home renovations and upgrades in the Ecohome Green Home Building Guide pag...

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?

...On occasion I’ve seen slabs that have in-floor heat despite having very little insulation, and even one that had in-floor heat with no insulation at all. The one with no insulation could still be made comfortable, but at an astronomical heating cost. I personally would never consider retrofitting an old house on a poor...