Replacing windows / Discussions

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 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

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

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'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 putting 1 inch of EPS under vinyl siding with no wall insulation good?

...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

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