Triple pane / Discussions

Is it worth investing in triple-pane windows?

...triple or double pane, low e, or the ones with gas inside them. Any advice is appreciated, thanks. Before you go about doing a full home window replacement we w...

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

How much window area can i have in passive house?

...triple pane. In any cold climate, a window that isn’t triple pane just does not fall into the category of ‘high performance’, and it would be a smart upgrade in...

Posted by tony wolff March 4, 2021, 9:25 p.m. Windows and doors 3 Responses

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

...triple pane. If it were me replacing windows, I would certainly purchase triple-pane for efficiency as well as comfort, but you do not need more than one window...

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

Can I reclaim old triple slider windows?

...triple pane slider windows with the glass in good condition. I'm wondering if I could make some new sliders out of fir on the table saw (to replace the leaky pl...

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

What is the best way to seal around windows?

I took off the trim around a sliding door during the summer in search of a pesky cricket, I found the cricket but I also found big gaps between window and fram...

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Oct. 8, 2019, 8:53 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

What is the best way to frame window openings when adding exterior insulation?

...triple pane windows instead of double pane windows costs a bit more up front but saves money in the long run, but they also lead to greater thermal comfort in y...

Posted by Anwas Qwelten May 30, 2019, 8:16 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Is this a good way to insulate drafty windows?

...pane windows that we have are good, triple pane would be better, because they are airtight windows and the trapped air between the windows acts like an insulati...

Posted by Robert Schmidt Feb. 6, 2021, 5:47 p.m. Windows and doors 2 Responses

What windows should you use when trying to build a Passive House?

...triple-pane windows. They are much better than double pane for performance, they result in increased thermal comfort , and they are more durable, particularly w...

Posted by Raoul Lions Jan. 25, 2019, 2:18 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Is it normal that condensation forms on the windows of my new home?

...pane than triple pane, and more when the air in the home has a higher relative humidity (RH). To understand all about condensation on windows, and how to preven...

Posted by Kevin Newman April 19, 2017, 10:30 a.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

If a passive house is designed well is it worth the extra cost for Low E window coatings?

Assuming the windows are appropriately facing south and the entire design is sound with thermal mass and good overhangs would double or triple glaze Argon fill...

Posted by Joe Van Kuren June 7, 2019, 8:37 p.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

How do you calculate window height and location for passive solar heating?

I couldn't see the answer in a search - apologies if this has already been covered. If I know that at the winter solstice the sun will be at an elevation of ...

Posted by Daniel Gardener Sept. 12, 2019, 8:54 a.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

Can south facing windows and glass doors, double glazed, be used to collect passive solar heat?

...triple pane windows, depending on where you live. That, and having thermal mass in the path of the sun to absorb the heat so it can later be released as the tem...

Posted by Sue Whall June 5, 2020, 8:13 a.m. Passive solar home design 2 Responses

What are the best windows for replacement in a basement?

What is the best option for window replacement in a basement? When looking for high performance windows, there is no really no difference between basements and...

Posted by Chrystele Chevallier-g May 21, 2020, 12:30 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

What is the right amount of insulation for a house?

...triple-pane and gas filled interiors. Ask either window manufacturer about options for low-e coatings (see links below); ours were done differently on the south...

Posted by Ryan Gerbrandt Feb. 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m. Passive solar home design 4 Responses

Can I add Larsen Trusses and cellulose to 1920s House in Minneapolis?

...triple pane glazing.

Posted by Ken Traefald Feb. 17, 2020, 2:30 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses