Air sealing windows / Discussions

What are the most cost-effective green building strategies in new home construction?

...air-sealing of the envelope “correct” type of windows (thermal conductance, transmittance, solar gain, etc.) Eliminating thermal bridging Efficient lighti...

Posted by M T Nov. 4, 2019, 11:07 a.m. Concept and design 3 Responses

How do you seal windows from the exterior for water and air but not create a vapor seal?

...windows and rough openings is to prevent any air leaks, as warm humid air leaking out in winter will deposit moisture in that very spot you are concerned about....

Posted by Piyush Prince Nov. 7, 2018, 12:10 a.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

How do you know when its time to replace windows?

...windows mean they are at least fairly modern, so repairing them could be a lot more affordable . The seals around the thermal units of the window (that’s the gl...

Posted by Ted Dec. 11, 2017, 12:50 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

What is the best way to seal around windows?

...windows and door on the outside. Now I'm wondering if there is any insulation around any of the windows and doors that were all installed about ten years ago. M...

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Oct. 8, 2019, 8:53 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

What is the best way to do Stucco/E.I.F.S exterior window wraps?

...air sealing we tried and we were really happy with how little air leakage we found when we relied not on caulking but rather on a high-performance building tape...

Posted by Pat Estes July 17, 2020, 11:50 a.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Will I save energy by lowering my thermostat at night?

...air sealing (which I am in the midst of) it is estimated that my ACH will drop to approx 5.89ACH. It was also recommended that I upgrade the ceiling and the fin...

Posted by Ryan Peterson May 1, 2018, 11:51 a.m. Heating and cooling 4 Responses