Exterior Cladding

Choosing and installing exterior siding

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Carpenter ants are a common pest and nuisance to get rid of in homes

Removing insects and rodents from your home, safely & humanely (by preference)

Solutions for preventing and eliminating some common pests and insects safely & humanely (if possible).… Insects & Rodents, how to show them the door... Below is a list of some of the more common rodents and insects that invade homes, and some ideas on how to rid yourself of the offending guests. We would certain...

Shou sugi ban carbonized wood siding

Shou sugi ban carbonized wood siding from Japan, what is it & how to make it?

Shou sugi ban burnt wood exterior cladding is naturally made, very durable & originated as a Japanese wood finish for homes revealing the beauty of the natural preserved timber… What is Shou sugi ban siding? © Resawn Timber Co. Shou sugi ban is an ancient Japanese carbonized wood finish created by burning ...

Repainting and refinishing brick facades

Refinishing bricks and masonry

How to refinish tired-looking brick homes, and how to make new bricks match your old ones.… As profiles frequently change and the natural content can have variations over the years, it is difficult (and bordering on impossible) to find bricks identical to those originally installed on your house, especially if it wa...

Installing Siding Correctly

How to install siding

Drainage planes and air spaces: Siding installation tips so your walls can dry.… Siding Installation The walls of your home are an environmental separator. Their job is to keep the inside in and the outside out. Exterior cladding or siding is your first line of defense against weather elements, and its job is...

Siding Choices - Board and batten siding

Choosing the right exterior siding for fitting, cost comparisons & appearance

Top Tips for choosing the best siding for your house - comparisons of siding products with cost, durability, ease of installation & attractiveness - because balancing performance with cost and appearance is important!… Siding is important! There is no stage of home construction that you should rush through, but i...

Cedar deck and stairs under construction cedar naturally the most durable wood

Tips for building a deck - 10 Tips to make your deck last longer

How to build decks with greater durability - permits, deck materials, railings, foundations & construction techniques for longer lasting decks including natural wood finishing oils & stains… Deck building topics for durable deck construction: Meeting setbacks and getting building permits in Canada & US Creat...

Disposing of old batteries

Waste management: compost and recycling

How to sort and dispose of household waste responsibly – food waste, paper, glass, paints, solvents, batteries, etc.… here is where to send stuff so it does the least harm.…   Curbside pickup of garbage, compost and recycling: To facilitate recycling and waste management, first determine just what services are...

Balanced insulation levels in a green home

Insulation in Green Home Building, a balanced approach to putting it where it does the most good

Homes are often over-insulated in some parts and relatively under-insulated others. Balanced insulation when building a Green Home means applying your insulation dollars where they are most needed.… Home Insulation, How Much do I need & Where? Think of the heat in your home as if it were water behind a dam, and t...

Skylights can be problematic in a high performance home

Are skylights an asset or a liability?

Skylights offer natural light in a home but account for a lot of heat loss and can cause problems in cold climates. Here are some tips for selection and installation.… So are skylights a good or bad idea? It has been said that there are two kinds of skylights; those that leak, and those that are going to leak. Th...

High efficiency wood stoves

Heating with wood and biomass fuel

Improvements in stove technology have made wood and biomass fuel a more popular and efficient heat source.… There has been an increase in the use of wood and other biomass fuel for heating homes across the colder parts of North America & Canada for the last decade. In Eastern Canada and the USA in particular this tr...

Emergency preparedness guide for homes

How to prepare for emergencies and power outages… We are seeing more frequent and more severe weather events as our climate changes, and all evidence points to that trend continuing. Here we have a list of ways to prepare yourself in the event of grid failure or absence of municipal services.  Storing emergency f...

Advice

Are mice droppings and urine toxic?

Posted by Anonymous Nov. 14, 2017, 4:49 p.m. Pest control 1 Responses

How do I get rid of carpenter ants?

Posted by Anonymous Nov. 14, 2017, 10:27 a.m. Pest control 1 Responses

Insulating walkout basement made of CMU Wall with a rockwool.

Posted by Victor B June 19, 2019, 11:41 p.m. Basements improvements 5 Responses

Slab-on-grade instead of Pressure treated wood foundation

Posted by Margot Simonot May 20, 2019, midnight Slab on Grade 1 Responses

What type of Insulation can I use on the exterior of my home?

Posted by Scott Muller April 18, 2019, 2:19 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 6 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a home from the outside?

Posted by Anonymous Dec. 12, 2017, 11:58 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the best to insulate metal structures for all seasons?

Posted by Morgan Aldridge Jan. 19, 2019, 1:53 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

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