Roof covering / Guides

Living green roof installation on the Edelwiess house
Roof coverings

DIY green roof installation video

...Roof Installation The following DIY green roof video shows the steps needed to ensure your green roof will not leak. Watch more Green Building Guide video...

Ice dams on roofs & how to fix them
Roof assemblies - renovation

What causes ice dams and how to fix them

...roof membrane below your final roof covering at the bottom edge of the roof. This membrane will allow any water that does back up beneath the shingles to be saf...

Tesla Solar Roof Cost Comparison, Competitors & Reviews
Solar photovoltaic

Are Tesla solar roofs worth the money? Are there any competitors? Our take on the future of BIPV

...rooftop solar panels, is that you don’t need to remove roof coverings in order to replace them, since BIPVs themselves offer weather proofing. That alone is a s...

Tesla Solar Roof shingles
Solar photovoltaic

The Tesla Solar Roof: we love the hype, but we'd like to see some actual facts.

...Roof shingles are far more resistant to impact than conventional roof coverings, as seen in the image below. ​ Tesla solar roof tile i...

Metal roof with solar panels
Roof coverings

How to choose roofing materials

...roofs- intensive and extensive: Green roof © Ecohome An intensive green roof, also known as a ‘rooftop garden’ refers to planting areas that have a dept...

Tesla Solar Roof Tiles installation just got easier
Solar photovoltaic

Tesla solar roof gains ground with target of 1000 solar roofs / week

...roof covering when you consider the full life-cycle of a house. The Tesla Solar Roof powers your home but looks no different than other durable roofing mate...

Frost in Attics: What causes Attic Ice? How to Fix it?
Roof assemblies - renovation

Why is there frost in my attic? Is ice in roofs a problem & How do I stop it?

...roof covering itself is the problem. Frost and ice forms in attics when warm, humid air accumulates and condenses on the underside of your roof sheathing. Dep...

Skylights can be problematic in a high performance home
Windows and doors

Are skylights an asset or a liability?

...roof surface and ceilings are fairly thick in comparison, that usually leads to a deep cavity in the ceiling where there is a skylight. This adds to the dramati...

Solar thermal collectors

Product of the month: Solar water heater with overheating protection

...roof deck on the most south-facing roof. This is for both aesthetic and functional reasons – sleek looking panels lying flush on a roof deck are less obtrusive ...

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

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

...roof: Icicles on a roof are caused by heat escaping, pure and simple . So many homes have them that we have grown accustomed to seeing them and think nothing ...

Solar panel installation
Solar photovoltaic

Ten questions to ask a solar panel contractor

...roof has less than a decade of solid performance left, you would be best to replace your roof covering before mounting solar panels. Ensure that your roof is in...