Window / Discussions

My window drips when I run my air conditioning. What is the fix?

...windows. The house was constructed in the late 90s with brick over cinder block on that wall. I have been told that the exterior bricks along the top of the win...

Posted by Sean Sullivan Aug. 27, 2020, 10:36 a.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 5 Responses

is there a SketchNanoGard Review?

...window insulator that claims to drastically change window heat gain/loss. What can you tell me about it? Worth the investment? Hi there, If you mean this pr...

Posted by Island Lake June 24, 2020, 2:37 a.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

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

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

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

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

...window properly to avoid air and water leaks is left up to the installer, there is no certification that we know of. There are different ways to install windows...

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

What are the best windows for replacement in a basement?

...windows, there is no really no difference between basements and above grade walls. Basement windows are often smaller than main floor windows, other than that, ...

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

Is there a small ventilation HRV/ERV for a camper van?

...window, which isn't a good solution in hot or cold climates. Ideally the fans would be powered by 12 or 24Vdc. Thanks Ventilation in tiny houses seems to be oft...

Posted by Ron Timmins June 6, 2020, 8:05 a.m. Tiny house 3 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

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 get rid of mold in a bathroom?

...window. There is a skylight that is not waterproof and it is very humid in summer. Will a dehumidifier help? The first thing to realize is that mold grows in hu...

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

For a first time buyer where do you start with renovations?

...Windows aren’t always best to replace unless they are really bad, read more here – When to replace windows and when to repair them Here is our page on choosin...

Posted by Joanne Geall Aug. 19, 2020, 3:14 p.m. Efficient home design 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 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

What is your recommendation for an air source heat pump?

...window design and 6' overhang on south& west walls. 1 1/2" R 7.5 styro on the outside of exterior walls as wekll as 4' pony wall crawl space. Electric forced ai...

Posted by Martin Dandeneau July 9, 2020, 2:30 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 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 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