Replacing windows / Discussions

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

...replacing/resetting windows. The current walls are 2x4 with fiberglass insulation and plywood exterior. Is there a method to do this that would not put the stru...

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

Can Rockwool be installed over Type II EPS?

...replacing the windows and siding on my house built in 1994. The wall construction from interior to exterior is 1/2 " drywall, 2x3 strapping filled with fibergal...

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

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 replace windows in a double stud wall house?

...windows by the builder? If we install triple pane windows, do I still need to install double windows for each opening to retain the envelope? I am looking for a...

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

Should I replace my skylights with solar tubes?

...windows that depends on the extent of damage and the cost comparison of repairing / replacing. So – in some cases, if you’re sure it’s the condensation that’s t...

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? They need to be pretty bad to justify the cost of replacing all the windows in a home, I would suggest you take a look at this page here first about wh...

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

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

I live in Southern Alberta and will be replacing my exterior vinyl siding with wood, I also want to add insulation at the same time. It's a 2x4 wall with pink ...

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

What's the difference between a slab on grade and a monolithic foundation?

...replacing windows. The current house has a pretty dank crawlspace area with frost walls, so we will also be making the home split level with the lower on grade ...

Posted by Ronaldo Johnitas Dec. 10, 2019, 6:12 a.m. Slab on Grade 4 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