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

...windows 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

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

...windows) - then what is furthest point the sun will reach to into the home ? What is the calculation here? Memories of high school maths isn't helping me here. ...

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

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

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

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

What is the best way to seal around windows?

...window and frame work, it looks like there might be caulking around windows and door on the outside. Now I'm wondering if there is any insulation around any of ...

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

How to insulate an apartment you don't own?

...window and one door. And it's in my bedroom so appearance isn't that important (I'll shut the door when guests are over). Do you feel actual ‘drafts’, meaning a...

Posted by Teresa Cunningham Oct. 21, 2019, 3 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Is Condensation on Windows a bad sign?

...windows are running with water, every morning it's all over the window sills, running down the wall - in the bathroom it's even making a puddle on the floor til...

Posted by Greg Olmstead Dec. 12, 2019, 6:21 a.m. Walls and Roofs 1 Responses

What do you think of insulated T Studs in Canada?

...window and doors which is often a weak point of a House. The install of electrical and plumbing is also interesting as they just stab it through the insulation ...

Posted by Lee Watt June 3, 2019, 10:57 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 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

Can I reclaim old triple slider windows?

...windows – Let me make sure I really understand – is your plan to build new window frames then insert the existing sealed window thermals into them and replace t...

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

How do you know when its time to replace windows?

...windows on a house that is otherwise in very good shape, the odds are you will not recoup an investment in new windows. Using the window kits with a thin sheet ...

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

What is the best way to reduce humidity in a basement?

...window that stays closed to keep the black widow spiders out ever since I sealed it all with double foam strip! So - as we want to use the space in the baseme...

Posted by Frank Cooper Oct. 17, 2019, 10:45 p.m. Basements improvements 2 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

How do you fix a moisture problem in a finished basement?

...window wells along the wall or up through the floor. Since we noticed this issue along the back wall, some signs of moisture have been noted (along the baseboar...

Posted by Margo MACFARLANE Oct. 28, 2019, 10:24 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

How do you get rid of mold in a bathroom?

...window you can open means humidity will be around longer, and the bathroom will perhaps not have enough time to dry out before the next shower makes it humid ag...

Posted by Sara Oct. 28, 2017, 9:50 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

Is it OK putting 1 inch of EPS under vinyl siding with no wall insulation good?

...window in the front might look a bit funny if the siding is way out past the window. I am replacing the other windows so they are not a problem to shim out. ...

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

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

...windows (thermal conductance, transmittance, solar gain, etc.) – another window question eh? Here is a page on window design for choosing between wood, aluminum...

Posted by M T Nov. 4, 2019, 11:07 a.m. Concept and design 2 Responses

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

...windows 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