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4th generation blowing agents for spray foam
Insulation and soundproofing

New HFO blowing agents for spray foam will make it over 1,000 times less harmful to the climate

...insulation currently on the market. The installation of spray foam requires the mixing of chemicals on site, and that reaction generates a lot of heat. So spr...

How to Insulate Exterior Walls from the Outside US Canada Ecohome
Walls and Roofs

The easiest way to insulate walls from the exterior in older homes

...insulation . You can add batt insulation, dense pack cellulose, rigid insulation panels or spray foam if you choose (spray foam is our least favorite but it can...

Roxul mineral wool batt insulation in LEED Homes
Insulation and soundproofing

Choosing the right insulation: the pros, cons and applications for walls, slabs & basements

...Insulation Cellulose rigid foam insulation is a greener choice than styrofoam Stop Press! A new environmentally-friendly rigid foam insulation board mad...

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?

...insulation projects where new insulation covers up ventilation access. If you discover you have ice in the attic, the 3 things to check first are: Humidity ...

Better Basement Design on basement walls prevents mold and midlew
Healthy indoor air quality

Basement renovations: How to prevent mold when finishing basements

...insulation or maybe none. You may have an exterior damp-proofing spray on foundation walls but likely not a proper drainage mat and perimeter drain or basement ...

Finished basements can lead to mold and mildew
Healthy indoor air quality

Why are basements moldy? How to fix or Prevent a Moldy Basement

...insulation, timber frame or drywall. And frankly, that sucks! So Why are basements Moldy & Damp? 1) The National Building Code now insists on basement insul...

Exterior damp proofing and drainage mat to protect basements from wate
Insulation and soundproofing

Best practices for basement insulation in new home construction

...insulation techniques listed here are designed to offer the most sensible and durable options for interior insulation, exterior insulation, or ideally, a combin...

Natural Building Insulation Made of Grass - Eco-friendly, Green
Insulation and soundproofing

Non-toxic natural building insulation made of grass

...insulation boards, Rockwool or spray foam insulation to name a few examples. Some natural insulations are better suited to slip into the more ‘mainstream’ yet...

Tiny House living in cold climates - one of the best tiny homes on wheels
Tiny house

Tiny Houses - Living in Cold Climates

...spray polyethylene foam since it has a higher R value per inch, and while spray foam works well, the problem is that most brands of spray foam insulation have h...

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

What causes ice dams and how to fix them

...insulation like cellulose and fiberglass insulation range around R3-4 per inch where spray foam is closer to R6 per inch. The high ecological cost that comes wi...

Insulating crawlspaces as part of home renovation
Crawl spaces

How to insulate crawlspaces properly as part of renovating an older home

...spray foam due to the emissions associated with it (with exceptions for eco-friendly spray foams) but this is one place where it can make a lot of sense. Spra...