Last Activity:12-28-2012 1:46 PM
Posted in thread: Window Comparison - Farley vs. Okna on 12-28-2012 at 10:37 AM
Good Day, Wondering if anyone has any opinions on Farley 7000 casement windows vs. Okna 700
casement windows. The estimates I have are reasonably equivalent, as is the numerical
performance. Edge to F...
Posted in thread: Insulation Retrofit - Double Wall Construction on 11-30-2012 at 07:17 PM
There is a paragraph in that second article you linked that leads me to believe that I should
NOT put foam board on the outside. It makes me question whether or not I should even put up
another layer ...
Posted in thread: Insulation Retrofit - Double Wall Construction on 11-30-2012 at 12:49 PM
Gary - thanks for the response. Lots of reading material! Appreciate the time it took you to
put that together. I'll give it all a read and reply back here. Sounds like the spray foam on
the inside ca...
Posted in thread: Insulation Retrofit - Double Wall Construction on 11-22-2012 at 10:14 AM
Thanks. That link would seem to indicate that my suggested application would be ok. I will
continue the research and see where I get to.I guess my other question is - given the thickness
of the walls ...
Posted in thread: Insulation Retrofit - Double Wall Construction on 11-22-2012 at 09:10 AM
Technically - the spray foam does not qualify as a vapour barrier until it reaches a thickness
of greater than 2 inches. Also - in double wall construction, the position of the plastic
vapour barrier ...
Posted in thread: Insulation Retrofit - Double Wall Construction on 11-21-2012 at 12:39 PM
G'day, Need some advice on the best way to re-insulate my home during a large scale renovation
I'm doing next year. The critters have come through the old siding (knot holes, cracks,
warping) and perf...
Posted in thread: Vacuum Insulated Glass on 04-02-2012 at 09:12 AM
lol - agreed. My guess is that production issues are keeping it from going mainstream. The
claimed R values are truly impressive though. I need windows before 2014 (or later), so I guess
these are out...
Posted in thread: House Wrap on 04-02-2012 at 06:07 AM
I thought the purpose of the wrap was to prevent both air and water intrusion? While it allows
the house to breathe - allowing out some air and moisture - does it not prevent mass intrusion
of both ai...
Posted in thread: Vacuum Insulated Glass on 04-02-2012 at 06:05 AM
Folks, For clarity - I really am talking about glass that is insulated by a vacuum. Not glass
that is insulated by replacing the air with another gas. The same principle that is used to
make a thermos...
Posted in thread: House Wrap on 03-29-2012 at 11:47 AM
G'day, I'd like to ask a dumb question please... :) (or two...) I am going to be re-siding my
home next year and replacing all of the windows. As the critters have made a mess of the
existing house wr...