How to install windows / Discussions

How do you install windows with SIP exterior insulation?

...to add comfort board or similar to outside of SIP, and if so how do u deal with window set back?

Posted by tony wolff March 8, 2021, 4:18 p.m. Walls and Roofs 0 Responses

How do you install your own DIY radon mitigation system?

...too difficult, but there are a few details I'm not sure about. 1. How can I indentify what will be the best spot to drill/install the pipe into the basement f...

Posted by Ariel Fridman Jan. 27, 2020, 10:59 a.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 1 Responses

Can you add exterior rigid foam insulation (e.g. EPS) with replacing windows?

...to several 1960's chalet style cabins in Northern VT. Budget matters and the windows of the cabins are in reasonably decent shape. We have a strategy to insulat...

Posted by Peter Milliken Nov. 9, 2020, 9:13 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 0 Responses

What is the best way to frame window openings when adding exterior insulation?

...windows to sit in the outside 1/3 of the frame; most of the windows are south facing. Here is our page on how to install windows which may help on a few fronts,...

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

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

...how to install windows in our Edelweiss House videos. If you did then you know we tried two approaches, backer rod and caulking as well as taping the window to ...

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

How do you replace windows in a double stud wall house?

...to expand the size of the windows by the builder? If we install triple pane windows, do I still need to install double windows for each opening to retain the en...

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

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

...Installing a window properly to avoid air and water leaks is left up to the installer, there is no certification that we know of. There are different ways to in...

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

What is the best way to seal around windows?

...to start is our page about How to Install Windows & Doors Correctly that includes a DIY window installation video , have a look there. But what you are consider...

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

What windows should you use when trying to build a Passive House?

...windows in Quebec. Just to give you an idea of what I was going for. Are you looking to simply build to higher standards or are you hoping to achieve Passive Ho...

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

How do you know when its time to replace windows?

...to but its going to be at least 15k that I’d rather not spend if I don't have to. Thanks in advance. Windows need to be pretty bad in order to justify a full re...

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

Can I reclaim old triple slider windows?

...to do about old leaky windows is a common one, so we have a page all about it, have a read here - How do you know when to replace windows and when to repair t...

Posted by Keanan Toews Jan. 20, 2019, 1:01 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Rain being drawn through windows on new build.

...Windows are built in the controlled environment of a factory, where the quality of installation is up to the person installing it. To get an idea of how it migh...

Posted by Kylie Bonavia Oct. 1, 2021, 8:27 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

When I use my stove hood I get smoke odours in my home, is that due to negative pressure and how do I fix it?

...installed to bring air into the house. Be sure to have this done by a licensed HVAC installer than can ensure the pressure is properly balanced. If these facili...

Posted by Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 12:37 p.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

What is the most comfortable heating system for a home?

...to the heat source. If you find you cool off when you step too far from a radiator, I suspect that may have more to do with how well your walls are insulated, h...

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

What is the best way to put siding on an older home without causing it to rot?

...to install siding on it. Currently it is clad in insulbrick and some of it is starting to break down. The previous owner told us that the walls are constructed ...

Posted by Richard Reinert April 18, 2021, 12:32 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 0 Responses

Can Rockwool be installed over Type II EPS?

...to remove the EPS and install a self-adhering WRB on the plywood. Since I have the EPS will I create any problems if I re-install it and add 1 1/2" Rockwool Com...

Posted by Brian Bonnell March 30, 2020, 11:04 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Is spray foam a good way to insulate a house from the exterior?

...to insulate well while still allowing ventilation. This page will tell you how - What causes ice dams and how to fix them . Hope that helps Simon, let us know i...

Posted by Simon Levitt Dec. 21, 2020, 2:14 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a 1780 brick federal with stone foundation in New York?

...tones to hold them together, which are at risk of freezing and cracking. Here is a page to start with that will explain that better – How to insulate a cinder...

Posted by carole roseman Jan. 5, 2020, 2:39 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses