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How do you know when its time to replace windows?

...Windows need to be pretty bad in order to justify a full replacement. If they were single pane we would probably agree, but double pane windows mean they are at...

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

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

...replace the windows on the north side of the home. Is there anything special that should be considered to expand the size of the windows by the builder? If we i...

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

Can I reclaim old triple slider windows?

...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 them? Northern Ontari...

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

Which exterior insulation is best to create at thermal break in an bungalow in Alberta?

...replace the single pane wood frame windows when updating the outside of our home. Located in northern Alberta. Hey Rebekah, I think effectively you answered you...

Posted by Rebekah Barnes Jan. 17, 2020, 10:07 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Should I densepack wall cavities prior to exterior insulation?

...replace all the windows and siding, so figured an external layer of insulation would be a worthy investment. The plan for now is strip back to sheathing, new se...

Posted by Gordon McNair April 13, 2021, 9:21 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

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

...replace the siding on our house. We will likely replace with a Hardie Board board and batten rain screen. However, the contractor can also remove the sheathing ...

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

How do you insulate an exterior wall from the outside?

We live in an old frame farmouse. I need to replace the the board and batten on one wall. We want to insulate this wall (currently, there's literally no insula...

Posted by Stuart Seldon Feb. 11, 2021, 12:21 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

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

We are contemplating an energy retrofit to several 1960's chalet style cabins in Northern VT. Budget matters and the windows of the cabins are in reasonably de...

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

Should I replace my skylights with solar tubes?

...replace’ if possible, but in the case of skylights and windows that depends on the extent of damage and the cost comparison of repairing / replacing. So – in so...

Posted by Elizabeth Brown Nov. 30, 2018, 9:32 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

How do I get a free energy audit?

...windows in a home, I would suggest you take a look at this page here first about when to replace windows and when to repair them first to make sure that's reall...

Posted by Rick Bittman May 27, 2021, 1:43 p.m. How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals 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

Is it worth investing in triple-pane windows?

...replacement we would recommend a quick read of our page about when to replace windows and when to fix them to be sure you really need to. Sometimes they aren’t ...

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

For a first time buyer where do you start with renovations?

...Windows aren’t always best to replace unless they are really bad, read more here – When to replace windows and when to repair them Here is our page on choosin...

Posted by Joanne Geall Aug. 19, 2020, 3:14 p.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses

Should I replace my geothermal system with a gas boiler?

...windows, R50 attic insulation, etc. However, the coax coil in the geothermal system has rusted out which I understand the system need to be replaced. It also ...

Posted by Lawrence Brusnyk Oct. 31, 2018, 8:07 p.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

Can you put a fireplace in a hyper sealed plastic wrapped A rated home?

...replace or even an exhaust fan. Then isn't it the case that they will not suck air out as there is no air to replace it, and won't a fire place be a risk to you...

Posted by Kerry Forides Sept. 24, 2020, 2:46 a.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 2 Responses

What is the most comfortable heating system for a home?

...windows. I don’t want to stray too far from your actual question, but I hesitate to recommend a replacement heating system (which is not cheap), as you may no...

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

How to insulate an apartment you don't own?

...windows and doors ? That sounds like an issue that a landlord should be taking care of, though I’m not sure what sort of tenant rights you have where you live, ...

Posted by Teresa Cunningham Oct. 21, 2019, 3 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Is it OK to put 1 inch of EPS under vinyl siding with no wall insulation?

...replace siding to insulate and seems a wasted opportunity to not shoot for more R value than that. I would point you to this page before you make a final call o...

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