Vapor barrier paint / Guides

Vapor retarder latex primer instead of polyethylene sheet
Air and vapour barriers

Replacing polyethylene vapour barriers with latex paint vapor control

...vapor barriers where vapor retarders will work, avoid vapor retarders where vapor permeable materials will work. Avoid the installation of a vapor barrier on ...

Poly vapour barriers in air conditioned houses can cause mold and rot
Healthy indoor air quality

Why you should Never Install Air-Con in a Home with a Vapor Barrier

...vapor barrier use and placement for walls in the future, or the adoption of paint-on vapor retarder primers - Resulting in better built housing more suited to o...

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

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

...Vapor barriers on basement insulation will rot your walls " We put vapour barriers in basement wall assemblies to keep moisture from getting into them, as if ...

Condensation on windows in our homes - why is it there? - how to stop it?
Walls and Roofs

Condensation on windows is a pain but is it a problem & how to stop it?

...paints , or it's even easy to make VOC free paint, find out how here , and choose nice weather for internal painting so the windows can be flung wide open to ge...

Correctly installed Triple pane south facing windows on Ecohome's Demo House
Windows and doors

Installing doors & windows for the best performance in high efficiency homes, LEED & Passive House

...Barriers in High Performance Homes - EcoHome Guide Discover the Aerobarrier Home & Attic Air Sealing Spray - EcoHome Guide Replacing Polyethylene Vapor Barr...

Painting with zero VOC paint from Benjamin Moore
Paints, finishes and natural coatings

Choosing safe paints

...paints, replacing them with solvent-free or water-based paints. The move towards safe paint has led to a noticeable improvement in indoor air quality since th...

Installing Siding Correctly
Exterior cladding

How to install siding

...vapor barrier) . A well-ventilated air space between sheathing and cladding is an important part of the strategy needed to allow walls to shed moisture in all s...

Which wood is best for framing timber frame construction in homes?
Wall assemblies - new construction

Lumber choices for wood frame construction - choosing timber for framing & building homes

...vapor barrier in homes? See here . Hardwood veneer plywood © Columbia Forest Products Plywood Plywood is most commonly found as a 4 x 8' panel that ...

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

Best practices for basement insulation in new home construction

...barrier primer © Benjamin Moore Interior gypsum board: Latex paint ( or vapour retarder primer ) is recomended as an interior vapour control layer bel...