Old windows / Discussions

How do you know when its time to replace windows?

...old windows unnecessarily, even by well-intentioned contractors, but just do that math – how much will it cost to purchase new windows, remove and dispose of ol...

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

Can I reclaim old triple slider windows?

...old windows because I want to spend the money I would otherwise spend on windows on a heat pump hot water tank, which I can use to also help heat the house. Reg...

Posted by Keanan Toews Jan. 20, 2019, 1:01 p.m. Windows and doors 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 K.P. July 8, 2017, 12:39 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

What is the best way to Insulate the crawl space of an old home?

...old home with a dirt crawl space that is completely dry, no Mold in the entire home, has new windows and new insulation in the attic. I have started the insulat...

Posted by Aj Jan. 21, 2020, 8:13 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

How do you choose between a basement or slab on grade?

...old bank barn style and have my house built into a north facing hill. The main floor is accessed from the north and west, while the entire south would be window...

Posted by Lisa Delmas May 21, 2020, 8:59 p.m. Foundation choices 0 Responses

How can I get rid of moisture between the vapor barrier and the insulation in a basement?

...windows before he installed the insulation in the basement. Subsequently it probably rained and moisture got in through the unsealed basement windows. Now, I ca...

Posted by David Mitchell Aug. 14, 2018, 6:32 p.m. Basements improvements 8 Responses

Is Condensation on Windows a bad sign?

...windows are starting to get what looks like a black mold - should I be worried? What can I do to stop it - or is condensation on our windows just a part of livi...

Posted by Greg Olmstead Dec. 12, 2019, 6:21 a.m. Walls and Roofs 1 Responses

What is the best way to make a row house in Montreal Quebec more energy efficient?

...old electric baseboards, and one Samsung mini-split heat pump (sounding sick and old and noisy) at the top of the stairwell, one woodburning fireplace on the ma...

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

What is the best way to insulate a home from the outside?

...old 2x4 wall home that I’m told by the previous owners originally had no insulation, then it had loose fill cellulose insulation added decades ago between the s...

Posted by Sylvie Gagnon Dec. 12, 2017, 11:58 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do I get rid of carpenter ants?

We have a 50 year old house and our roof was redone 10 years ago and found the roof structure was damaged by ants. We saw them a lot back then but we didn’t se...

Posted by Shawn B Nov. 14, 2017, 10:27 a.m. Pest control 1 Responses

Can I add Larsen Trusses and cellulose to 1920s House in Minneapolis?

...windows in any of you Eco homes? Hi Ken, I pasted your questions and points here, my responses are in bold - When you say , strip the walls, insta...

Posted by Ken Traefald Feb. 17, 2020, 2:30 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

How to fix condensation on ceilings?

Hi! We moved into a house last winter (it is a 50 year old home) and we notice condensation on the ceilings. The house also had plywood soffits with minimal ve...

Posted by Jessica Sadler Nov. 13, 2019, 11:48 a.m. Walls and Roofs 1 Responses

Is it OK putting 1 inch of EPS under vinyl siding with no wall insulation good?

...old paint. What type of house wrap and where do you put it under EPS or over EPS. Roger and Judy Smith It seems like you have gone to some effort and ex...

Posted by Roger Smith Nov. 12, 2019, 6:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses