Metal studs / Guides

Energy modeling simulation of heat loss through thermal bridging
Efficient home design

What is a thermal bridge and why is it so important to break it?

...metal studs: Metal studs are becoming more commonplace in residential construction, and not always with great results. Some builders love them, and for interior walls that's fine, but the energy performance of buildings that trade out wood for metal on exterior walls can take a serious hit when we ignore thermal brid...

Vinyl record album
Healthy indoor air quality

Keep vinyl out of your home (albums excluded of course)

...metal siding for exterior cladding Fiberglass window frames Wooden baby toys and chairs There are a lot of toxic materials in homes and they have a cumulative effect on indoor air quality . We aren't advocating stripping every home to the studs and starting over, but as you make repairs and changes or start a n...

Thermal image showing where home heat loss is occurring.
Insulation and soundproofing

How insulation works

...studs on either side of it. When a high-conducting material like concrete, metal or wood spans an entire wall assembly, it provides easy passage for heat to leave your house. This is known as a 'thermal bridge', and preventing it is known as a 'thermal break'. Heat loss through thermal bridging When we mentione...

Techniques for reducing sound transmission in buildings
Insulation and soundproofing

Controlling sound transmission in buildings

...studs or joists increasing the distance between resilient metal channels Some of the factors above are more important than others, and some may be insignificant in certain types of construction. The type of sound-absorbing material sometimes has an effect on the sound insulation and sometimes it does not. The a...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...metal cladding – durable and 100% recyclable at the end of its life Metal roofing Chosen High-Performance Cladding & Roofing Materials Brands : Maxi Forest, white cedar coating Ideal roof, metal cladding Maçonnex, metal coating Non-toxic materials for walls & ceilings Materials for the interior were spe...

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...metal cladding – durable and 100% recyclable at the end of its life Metal roofing Chosen High-Performance Cladding & Roofing Materials Brands : Maxi Forest, white cedar coating Ideal roof, metal cladding Maçonnex, metal coating Non-toxic materials for walls & ceilings Materials for the interior were spe...

How to Vent Roofs - the Methods, Vent Types, Fans
Walls and Roofs

Why Roofs need to be ventilated and how to ventilate a roof properly

...metal roofs and other durable roofing materials, but a big issue with asphalt shingles and can significantly shorten the lifespan of roof coverings. A cooler roof will help keep interior temperatures cooler as well, thus reducing the need for air conditioning, which is also why choosing a lighter shade of roof in a h...

Concrete, wood and steel structures compared - Timber Frame wins!
Materials and resources

How wood structures compare to steel and concrete for Carbon Footprint

...metal or concrete. The impact of concrete and steel compared to wood: Environmental impact compared to wood: Embodied energy Climate impact Negative impact on air quality Negative impact on water Ressources consumed by weight Waste produced METAL: +53% +23% +74% +247% +14% -21% ...