Sealing windows / Discussions

What are the most cost-effective green building strategies in new home construction?

...sealing of the envelope “correct” type of windows (thermal conductance, transmittance, solar gain, etc.) Eliminating thermal bridging Efficient lighting ...

Posted by M T Nov. 4, 2019, 11:07 a.m. Concept and design 3 Responses

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

What is the best way to do Stucco/E.I.F.S exterior window wraps?

Ive been a Plasterer for 30yrs and always wrapped and flashed windows to protect from water intrusion. Yet I see roofers doing it wrong, painters attempting it...

Posted by Pat Estes July 17, 2020, 11:50 a.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

How do you seal windows from the exterior for water and air but not create a vapor seal?

I am following your technique to seal the windows from inside that is to use Rockwool to insulate the gap and tape for water, air and vapor barrier. I am conce...

Posted by Piyush Prince Nov. 7, 2018, 12:10 a.m. Windows and doors 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

Will I save energy by lowering my thermostat at night?

...sealing (which I am in the midst of) it is estimated that my ACH will drop to approx 5.89ACH. It was also recommended that I upgrade the ceiling and the finishe...

Posted by Ryan Peterson May 1, 2018, 11:51 a.m. Heating and cooling 4 Responses