Window / Discussions

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 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 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

Is this a good way to insulate drafty windows?

...windows that we have are good, triple pane would be better, because they are airtight windows and the trapped air between the windows acts like an insulation. B...

Posted by Robert Schmidt Feb. 6, 2021, 5:47 p.m. Windows and doors 2 Responses

What is causing my foundation wall to sweat?

...window on our foundation wall. It has lasted all summer and now into the fall. I don't know how to solve this issue. Its only happening in a 10-12 ft section. O...

Posted by Jason Duncan Oct. 1, 2021, 8:27 a.m. Basements improvements 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

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 Robert J. Pierson Oct. 17, 2019, 10:45 p.m. Basements improvements 2 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

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

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

Is installing a venting skylight to release hot air from my a home a good idea?

...windows. Is it a good idea to use a venting skylight or someother similar vent product to accomplish this? Many thanks for your help Fred van Velsen Skylights...

Posted by Fred Velsen Aug. 28, 2021, 11:10 a.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

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

...window on the main floor when you do it, that may help by offering a some makeup air to increase the draw up the chimney. Also as I’m sure you know, opening the...

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

What does it take to get a water heater air-conditioner and heater mini-split?

...window shading and a mini-split heat pump. And an important note about air to water heat pumps – during the winter months it will draw in the air from the hom...

Posted by Réal Paquin May 28, 2020, 12:44 p.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 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

Can you mount heavy objects to a Passive House Larsen truss wall?

...window for shading or are you talking about a large awning that would require installing a ledger board on the wall to create covered outdoor living space?

Posted by Jay Stevenson July 3, 2020, 2:42 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Can south facing windows and glass doors, double glazed, be used to collect passive solar heat?

...window in this respect would be a window film to reduce heat transmission (see product here) , or sunshades above the window to also prevent overheating. I hope...

Posted by Sue Whall June 5, 2020, 8:13 a.m. Passive solar home design 2 Responses