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What is the best way to seal around windows

...windows and door on the outside. Now I'm wondering if there is any insulation around any of the windows and doors that were all installed about ten years ago. M...

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

Can I reclaim old triple slider windows?

...windows for a fraction of the cost? We have a ton of trees around the house so there is virtually no solar gain through the windows ever. The big benefit with...

Posted by Keanan Toews Jan. 20, 2019, 1:01 p.m. Windows and doors 0 Responses

Advice for replacing old windows

...Windows need to be pretty bad in order to justify a full replacement. If they were single pane we would probably agree, but double pane windows mean they are at...

Posted by Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 12:50 p.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 (High solar gain) 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

Passive windows and doors

...windows and NZP, both are available in Quebec, both manufacture high quality triple pane windows. I would also consider checking with the Passive House Instit...

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 Anonymous July 8, 2017, 12:39 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Replacement windows in a double wall envelope 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 Anonymous Anonymous June 25, 2018, 10:25 p.m. Windows and doors 3 Responses

How to seal windows from exterior for water and air seal but not vapour seal?

I am following your technique to seal the windows from inside that is to use Rockwool to insulate the gap and tape for water, air and vapour barrier. I am conc...

Posted by Piyush Prince Nov. 7, 2018, 12:10 a.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

In solar passive design, is it possible to calculate how far back into the home the winter sun will penetrate ?

...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

In your Edelweiss house you use 2x6 studs. Why not use 2x4 studs and add 2" rigid on the inside

...windows. The sections of wall between the south-facing windows in the Edelweiss house are fully filled with 2x6s, and would have been much thicker if the struct...

Posted by Tom Wagar Aug. 25, 2019, 3:40 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

What is the right amount of insulation?

...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

How can I get rid of moisture between the vapor barrier and the insulation in a basement?

...windows before he installed the insulation in the basement. Subsequently it probably rained and moisture got in through the unsealed basement windows. Now, I ca...

Posted by David Mitchell Aug. 14, 2018, 6:32 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Do you buy used materials? They are in very good condition.

...windows and a door, all with framed transoms. We are renovating and would like to sell them. (Cheap). Just need to remove them from my garage, no space. No we d...

Posted by Cheryl Nicholson Sept. 5, 2018, 7:03 p.m. Recycled and Reclaimed Materials 1 Responses

What would you say is the most comfortable heating system for a home?

...windows. Are you in an older house? Maybe one that needs but hasn’t had an energy retrofit? For perspective – A well-insulated home with good quality windows ...

Posted by Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 11:25 a.m. Heating with electricity 1 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

Is it normal that condensation forms on the windows of my new home?

...windows are double glazed wood and aluminum. I do not have an air exchanger yet, I’m wondering if that is part of the problem. Thank you in advance for your com...

Posted by Anonymous April 19, 2017, 10:30 a.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a home from the outside?

...windows, and around any plumbing and ventilation openings. Over top of the exterior air barrier you can then add the rigid insulation boards you choose. Our p...

Posted by Anonymous Dec. 12, 2017, 11:58 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses
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