Tag Archives: plastic

September 12, 2016

HVAC for Multiple Dwelling Units

When you’re consulting on a big project like installing HVAC in multiple dwelling units (MDU), you need to know all of the factors at play. The biggest consideration with MDU is whether to install a central system or to take a compartmentalized approach and install HVAC into individual units. If your customer is looking for […]

Construction Methods, HVAC
February 11, 2015

How to choose between a roof, soffit or wall vent

Arguably the most important part of a building is the roof. It must protect the residential or commercial structure from precipitation and temperature extremes. This makes most installers a little nervous – if not reluctant – to mess with the integrity of a building’s top surface by adding vents. Not only does every new hole […]

Construction Methods, Rainscreen, Ventilation
December 22, 2014

Choosing the right vent cap for a soffit

When choosing a spot to place an HVAC intake or exhaust vent, soffits can provide a convenient solution. The eaves of a roof can be used to help hide vent caps, and also play a vital role in proper attic ventilation. Still, it’s important for builders to carefully consider the purpose of a vent before […]

Construction Methods, HVAC
August 18, 2014

How rainscreens solved B.C.’s leaky condo crisis

The 1980’s and 90’s were a dark era for B.C. homebuilders. Business was strong as condos were popping up all over the south coast.  It should have been nothing but good news for the construction industry. Unfortunately, changes in the province’s building code allowed condos to be built using designs better suited to the desert […]

Construction Methods
July 28, 2014

Six Reasons Plastic is Perfect for HVAC Vents and Hoods

When it comes to choosing HVAC intake/exhaust vents for your next construction project, you will likely be comparing the options in metal and plastic.  So, which material is the better choice?  In recent years, new plastic technologies have created some significant advantages.  Here are six of them:     Weather resistance and durability Outdoor vent covers […]

HVAC
July 21, 2014

Three tips to efficiently beat the summer heat in your next home

Three cooling tips for homebuilders It’s July, and after a long, cold winter across most of North America, scorching summer temperatures have returned.  While there is plenty for people to enjoy outside right now, many of us will undoubtedly be focusing on the indoor discomforts that come with the heat. “It’s too hot to sleep.” […]

HVAC, Installer Tips
July 14, 2014

Range Hood Exhaust Fans are a Match with Plastic Exhaust Vents

Installation of an exhaust fan above a stove is a critical step in creating safe and enjoyable kitchens. Ideally, those fans will exhaust smells, smoke, water vapour and other gases to the outside. The idea is simple, but choosing the right materials to include in your design is not always easy. Most jurisdictions have strict standards […]

Installer Tips, Ventilation