Window installation / Discussions

How do you install windows with SIP exterior insulation?

...window set back?

Posted by tony wolff March 8, 2021, 4:18 p.m. Walls and Roofs 0 Responses

What is the best way to frame window openings when adding exterior insulation? yet? We have a page on how to choose the best windows and what to look for in window performance. Choosing triple pane windows instead of double pane wi...

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

What is the best way to seal around windows?

...Windows & Doors Correctly that includes a DIY window installation video , have a look there. But what you are considering is exactly what we have done and what ...

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

What is the best way to do Stucco/E.I.F.S exterior window wraps? that work, so one would hope that a window detail would be properly drawn by a designer. We agree with you that some installation techniques are bound t...

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

How do you stop wood stove smoke from entering a home?

...installation video This page will also help a lot, about how to balance indoor air pressure - House air tightness - why balancing air pressure is essential ...

Posted by Don Leaver March 24, 2020, 10:49 a.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 4 Responses

How do you know when its time to replace windows? , replacing or repairing windows , and one on proper window installation if you do end up having to replace them.

Posted by Ted Dec. 11, 2017, 12:50 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

What are the HRV or ERV options for 40-yr 2-storey 2000 sq ft home?

...window In Aug 2019 we installed a mini-split which heats the upstairs 800 sq feet until outside temps fall to zero degrees C, after which the forced hot air m...

Posted by T Newell July 17, 2020, 1:59 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

How do you seal windows from the exterior for water and air but not create a vapor seal? in our Edelweiss House videos. If you did then you know we tried two approaches, backer rod and caulking as well as taping the window to the rough openi...

Posted by Piyush Prince Nov. 7, 2018, 12:10 a.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

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

...installation would be basically what you did in your video. Seperate question. Have you used the LiteZone windows in any of you Eco homes? Hi Ken, ...

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

Should I install a poly moisture barrier before the rigid foam board against a basement wall?

...window wells, added fill and re-graded the away from all foudation walls (concrete block) at +/- 10% slope. Inside, I want to the best job I can, (without bre...

Posted by DONandCATHY Crenna Dec. 14, 2020, 2:21 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses