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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

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

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 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 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

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

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

...window performance Choosing the right windows How to install windows properly

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

What are your thoughts on using large flax straw bales (4x4) to build in Saskatchewan?

...window wells, which will also block a lot of light. You may want some high gloss white paint around windows to reflect more light in. Straw can be well-built,...

Posted by Al Birchard Nov. 11, 2019, 12:56 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 3 Responses

When I use my stove hood I get smoke odours in my home, is that due to negative pressure and how do I fix it?

...windows and leaks in the walls. That would be the case with a home built in the 60s that has not had a major renovation to improve thermal performance and air t...

Posted by Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 12:37 p.m. Healthy indoor air quality 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

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

What is the right amount of insulation for a house?

...windows is good, as long as you don’t end up feeling like you’re in a bunker. Your design sounds similar to our Edelweiss House , we did include a few small win...

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?

...windows in any of you Eco homes? Hi Ken, I pasted your questions and points here, my responses are in bold - When you say , strip the walls, insta...

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