Posts Tagged ‘Insulation’

How to install cladding so your walls can dry

Monday, January 19th, 2015

The walls of your home are an environmental separator. Their job is to keep the inside in and the outside out. Exterior cladding is your first line of defense against weather elements, and its job is to allow the control layers - like your vapour barrier, air barriers and insulation to do their jobs without being assaulted by wind, precipitation and UV rays.

By Mike Reynolds


ecoHouse 4 - Rainbow House - Whistler duplex combines affordability with high-performance

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Nestled among Whistler’s snow-capped mountains, the Rainbow Passive House was the first residential project in western Canada to receive Passive House Certification through the international Passive House Institute [PHI].

By Lydia Dürfeld (more…)

Modular Exterior Cladding Systems

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Performance and longevity in the details

Over the last few years, most commercial and institutional construction in Canada has moved to exterior wall systems in which the building insulation is applied to the outside face of the wall framing and sheathing system. This type of construction, with the air/vapour barrier applied to the exterior sheathing, then insulation and subgirt framing covered with an exterior cladding, has proven effective in Canada’s varied climates.

By Don Delaney