Posts Tagged ‘vapour barrier’

Rigid foam panels are not all the same

Friday, July 10th, 2015

Learn where and how they are best used

With increasing attention put on thermal bridging in construction, rigid foam is finding its way into more and more homes, but which one should you use?

By Mike Reynolds (more…)

The ecohome demo house

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

STAGE TWO: Building the walls using the REMOTE system

The wall we designed for the Demo House is best categorized as a ‘REMOTE’ wall, a high-performance building envelope developed by the Cold Climate Housing Research Centre in Alaska. REMOTE stands for ‘Residential Exterior Membrane Outside-insulation Technique’.


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