Roof / 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...

Tesla Solar Roof Tiles installation just got easier
Solar photovoltaic

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

...Roof powers your home but looks no different than other durable roofing materials. Further to that, a shingle roof, metal roof, or any other composite recyc...

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

...roofs by several inches. Contrary to that, the low-profile rooftop solar roof option, which is also known as BIPV (building-integrated photovoltaics), are solar...

Tesla Solar Roof shingles
Solar photovoltaic

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

...roof, and if your roof is covered in snow you won't be getting any power. Elon Musk says they last 2 to 3 times longer than a conventional roof, asphalt shing...

Commercial Living green roof on the Helen Schuler Nature centre
Roof coverings

Living green roofs: the secrets to success

...Roof Plant Supplier Eastern Slopes Rangeland Seeds Green Roof Installer Earthlings Green Roof System Soprema General Contractor Dawson Wallace Roofing C...

Mineral wool insulation in roof by Rockwool - LEED Platinum V4
Roof assemblies - new construction

Mineral wool insulation in roofs by Rockwool

Mineral wool roof insulation used to best effect: Watch more Green Building Video Guides on the EcoHome YouTube Channel here The Ecohome's Edelweiss Hous...

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

What causes ice dams and how to fix them

...roofs, letting water penetrate and cause damage to the interior of walls and roofs. When snow melts on a roof it runs down until it meets the unheated bottom ed...

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?

...roofs, be certain that your roof ventilation is able to do its job. Next, roof ventilation - make sure your attic is properly ventilated. Check the attic ...

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...

R values and insulation performance
Efficient home design

Understanding thermal performance

...roofs typically absorb more solar energy than do lighter roofs. On a sunny day with 25°C [77°F] ambient air temperature, three adjacent black, grey, and white r...

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...