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

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 much window area can i have in passive house?

...windows for High Performance Homes As an example of how the total window surface area and quality of windows affects design, here is an example - a Passive Ho...

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

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

Do the window walls make it cold in winter?

...windows . Windows on the north, east and west windows virtually always lead to higher energy consumption due to additional heating and/ or cooling costs, but so...

Posted by Robert Dalgleish Oct. 24, 2021, 1:49 p.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

how do I find a window/glass vendor who really understands passive solar houses?

...windows and they need to be replaced. I am trying to find a vendor who understands the windows' role in the house design so I can make sure we get the right win...

Posted by Brigid O'Connor Oct. 23, 2021, 8:55 p.m. Passive solar home design 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

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

Rain being drawn through windows on new build.

...windows and doors I would suspect that to be an installation issue rather than a window manufacturing defect , especially if the window company just replaced se...

Posted by Kylie Bonavia Oct. 1, 2021, 8:27 p.m. Windows and doors 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

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

What is the best method of repairing joists in a low crawl space?

...window wells. Problem: How do you replace/repair supporting wood when the space is only max. of 22" and shallow end down to 14"? Hardwood floors above. We don't...

Posted by deb bino Sept. 1, 2021, 9:56 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 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 I apply for the Canada grant to get renovations done?

...window and 4 smaller ones, basement insulated and a mini split installed because house is freezing in winter. i live in newfoundland..how do i apply for a grant...

Posted by Debbie Brown Sept. 7, 2021, 11:52 a.m. Grants and incentives 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