Replacing old windows / Discussions

How to air seal & ventilate a partial gut reno of a 1901 house?

...replacing all the windows with double pane low-e. We are mostly demo'ing down to the studsw throughout, including "raising the roof" in the attic to create more...

Posted by Zach Zill Feb. 7, 2021, 4:33 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 0 Responses

How do you know when its time to replace windows?

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

Posted by Ted Dec. 11, 2017, 12:50 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

I want to insulate the outside of my house, which type of insulation do you think is best?

...older spruce and spruce trees. Since we have lived here, during the winter months the house is cold during windy days. On those days the back wall is cold. You ...

Posted by J. Ferguson Nov. 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 12 Responses

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

...replacing the other windows so they are not a problem to shim out. I doubt condensation in walls would be an issue with this plan Roger and Judy I would...

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