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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 frame window openings when adding exterior insulation?

...windows yet? We have a page on how to choose the best windows and what to look for in window performance. Choosing triple pane windows instead of double pane wi...

Posted by Anwas Qwelten May 30, 2019, 8:16 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Advice for replacing old windows

...choosing new windows , replacing or repairing windows , and one on proper window installation if you do end up having to replace them.

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

Passive windows and doors

...Choosing the right windows How to install windows properly

Posted by Raoul Lions Jan. 25, 2019, 2:18 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

If a passive house is designed well is it worth the extra cost for Low E (High solar gain) coatings?

...windows are appropriately facing south and the entire design is sound with thermal mass and good overhangs would double or triple glaze Argon filled windows be ...

Posted by Joe Van Kuren June 7, 2019, 8:37 p.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

Is it worth investing in triple-pane windows?

...windows , but the short story is as follows: Triple pane windows from our research will usually pay for themselves in the long run, as will gas filled windows...

Posted by Anonymous July 8, 2017, 12:39 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Replacement windows in a double wall envelope house

...windows (efficiency as well as comfort) How to install windows properly What to look for when choosing windows This is great information and I appreciate ...

Posted by Anonymous Anonymous June 25, 2018, 10:25 p.m. Windows and doors 3 Responses

In solar passive design, is it possible to calculate how far back into the home the winter sun will penetrate ?

...windows) - then what is furthest point the sun will reach to into the home ? What is the calculation here? Memories of high school maths isn't helping me here. ...

Posted by Daniel Gardener Sept. 12, 2019, 8:54 a.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

What is the right amount of insulation?

...choosing your windows and ventilation system. Good luck! Choosing the right windows Thermal breaks in wall assemblies Choosing between ERVs and HRVs ...

Posted by Ryan Gerbrandt Feb. 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m. Passive solar home design 4 Responses

What would you say is the most comfortable heating system for a home?

...windows. Are you in an older house? Maybe one that needs but hasn’t had an energy retrofit? For perspective – A well-insulated home with good quality windows ...

Posted by Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 11:25 a.m. Heating with electricity 1 Responses

Looking to build a small home as eco as possible, where do we start?

...Choosing the best home insulation That’s a start to a few pages that will at least help you get your head in the game to get an idea of what you want. The...

Posted by Jenn Bisson July 12, 2019, 12:12 p.m. Planning and Design 2 Responses

Is EPS or XPS better for use in basement rim joists? Should faced or unfaced foam boards be used?

...windows, but the bottom of those windows is nearly at-grade. That wall is still full-height poured concrete. The rest of the basement is below-grade. We aren'...

Posted by Thomas Dispenza Sept. 8, 2019, 12:43 a.m. Basements improvements 4 Responses

Starting from scratch in a Victorian row house: how should I heat/cool my home?

...windows - and if it's hot upstairs check on loft insulation as this is a relatively affordable upgrade with tangible benefits and ROI - I noticed ecoHOME has lo...

Posted by Elizabeth Brown Feb. 26, 2019, 9:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses
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