CMHC Fact Sheets

CMHC "About Your House" Fact Sheets

Tons of useful information for the home owner, or the home buyer! Straight from the CMHC.

  1. The abc's of windows
  2. After the flood
  3. Asbestos
  4. Assessing the Comfort and Safety of Your Home's Mechanical Systems
  5. Assessing the renovation project
  6. Attic venting, attic moisture, and ice dams
  7. Avoiding Basement Flooding
  8. Before you start Renovating Your Basement Moisture Problems
  9. Before you start Renovating Your Basement Structural Issues And Soil conditions
  10. Before You Start Renovating Your Bathroom
  11. Before You Start an Energy-Efficient Retrofit Mechanical Systems
  12. Before You Start an Energy-Efficient Retrofit The Building Envelope
  13. Before You Start a New Addition
  14. Buying a House with a Well and Septic System
  15. Buying a Toilet
  16. Canada's Construction System
  17. Carbon Monoxide
  18. Choosing a neighbourhood with sustainable features
  19. CMHC Garbage Bag Airflow Test
  20. Combustion Gases in Your Home. Things You Should Know About Combustion Spillage
  21. Condominium Buyers' Guide
  22. Condominium owner's guide to mold
  23. Consumer intentions to buy or renovate a home
  24. Dealing with Pests in Your Apartment
  25. Dealing with Power Outages in Your Apartment
  26. UNDERSTANDING AND DEALING WITH INTERACTIONS BETWEEN TREES, SENSITIVE CLAY SOILS AND FOUNDATIONS
  27. An introduction to environmental site assessments
  28. Fighting Mold: The Homeowners' Guide
  29. Fire Safety in Your Apartment
  30. Flooring choices
  31. Getting Your House Ready to Sell
  32. Hiring a Contractor
  33. Home maintenance schedule
  34. Hydronic Radiant Floor Heating
  35. The importance of bathroom and kitchen fans
  36. Improving Your Security and Safety
  37. Insulating Your House
  38. Before You Start Renovating Your Kitchen
  39. Maintaining Your HRV
  40. Measuring humidity in your home
  41. Painting: Walls, ceilings and floors
  42. How to Prevent plumbing and heating Vent Stack Freeze-Up
  43. Reducing noise in your apartment
  44. Removing Ice on Roofs
  45. Renovating Your basement for livability
  46. Renovating for energy savings Case Studies: Pre-WWII
  47. Renovating for energy savings Case Studies: 60s or 70s
  48. Renovating for energy savings Case Studies: Homes with walkout basements
  49. Renovating for energy savings Case Studies: Common additions
  50. Renovating for energy savings Case Studies: Post 60s 2-storey homes
  51. Renovating for energy savings Case Studies: Post-war 1-1/2 storey homes
  52. Renovating for energy savings Case Studies: Row houses
  53. Renovating for energy savings Case Studies: Split-level homes
  54. Renovating for Energy Savings: Split Entry Homes
  55. Rental Market Report Vancouver and Abbotsford 2008
  56. Before you start Repairing And Replacing Materials - Exterior Walls
  57. Before you start Repairing or Replacing Roof Finishes
  58. Replacing Your Furnace
  59. Your Septic System
  60. SHOULD you test the air in your home for mold?
  61. Water Filters
  62. Before you start Window And Door Renovations
  63. Understanding Window Terminology