Posted in Home Improvement Home Inspection Insulation

Inspecting Your Homes Attic

Failing to properly ventilate your attic can allow moisture to build up and will eventually cause mould and damage to your sheathing and shingles. Over the years the required insulation for homes has changed. Newer homes will typically have R-50 of insulation installed.

Posted in Home Inspection Insulation

Urea formaldehyde foam insulation (UFFI) -by The Barrie Home Inspector

Posted in Energy Audits Insulation

The History of the Blower Door

Posted in Home Improvement Insulation

The Air Barrier and Your Home

Prevention is possible by ensuring all your insulation is covered by a vapour barrier, most codes call for a minimum of 6 mm poly, and all penetrations are overlapped and taped by Tuck tape, the red tape not the silver duct tape of Red Green fame. All electrical boxes, windows, switches, and vent penetrations should be tightly sealed.

Posted in Cladding Insulation Maintenance

EIFS Exterior Insulation Finish Systems

Posted in Insulation Roof Inspections

ICE DAM Causes and Cures