Windows & Doors

 
When should you replace windows
Replacing old windows in all but the most extreme cases will not save money in your lifetime. Repairing old windows or adding layers may be a more cost-effective solution. We often get asked if it is a good idea to replace old windows with new and better performing windows to save...
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Skylights offer natural light in a home but account for a lot of heat loss and can cause problems in cold climates. Here are some tips for selection and installation. . It has been said that there are two kinds of skylights; those that leak, and those that are going to leak. This...
Triple pane south facing windows on Ecohome's Demo House
Here are a few simple tips for when you're installing windows that will help them perform better and last longer. . Window openings are breaches in your building envelope that need to be carefully managed in order to prevent moisture damage and air leakage. If you keep that in mind...
Triple pane,  high performance windows
The quality of windows you install will have a big impact on both your comfort and your heating bill. Here is a guide to help you choose the best ones for you. . Windows are essential to our houses. They give us natural light, a way to ventilate the home without depending on...
Elite windows in the LEED Platinum Edelweiss House
Ecohome has partnered with Elite Windows and Doors, the company we used for the construction of our LEED Platinum Edelweiss House.  We initially chose Elite for our project as we found after much research that they were a top performing  window at a very competitive price.  The...
Tips for window installation that will give you the best performance and durability.   Watch more videos The Demo House has been oriented towards the south to increase passive heat gain and reduce energy demand during operation. Choosing higher quality windows on all...
Triple-glazed, argon-filled windows in the Ecohome Demo House
The energy efficiency of your home is greatly affected by doors and windows, so choose well. Here are some tips about what to look for and what to avoid. The energy efficiency of windows has come a long way in the last couple of decades. Frames are better insulated and more durable...