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Is Condensation on Windows a bad sign?

...windows are starting to get what looks like a black mold - should I be worried? What can I do to stop it - or is condensation on our windows just a part of livi...

Posted by Greg Olmstead Dec. 12, 2019, 6:21 a.m. Walls and Roofs 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

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

I have a new house (self-built) on a concrete slab insulated with R22 rockwool and R3 panel insulation. The windows are double glazed wood and aluminum. I do n...

Posted by Kevin Newman April 19, 2017, 10:30 a.m. Windows and doors 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 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 1 Responses

How do you know when its time to replace 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 Ted Dec. 11, 2017, 12:50 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

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

...windows and NZP, both are available in Quebec, both manufacture high quality triple pane windows. And we already have exactly the page you need, have a read her...

Posted by Raoul Lions Jan. 25, 2019, 2:18 p.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

Can you add exterior rigid foam insulation (e.g. EPS) with replacing windows?

We are contemplating an energy retrofit to several 1960's chalet style cabins in Northern VT. Budget matters and the windows of the cabins are in reasonably de...

Posted by Peter Milliken Nov. 9, 2020, 9:13 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 0 Responses

How do you seal windows from the exterior for water and air but not create a vapor 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 vapor barrier. I am conce...

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

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

...windows or other possibilities that you would advise. Thank you. If your home has south-facing windows that recieve direct sun, then you are already benefitting...

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

How do you install windows with SIP exterior insulation?

Is it a good idea to add comfort board or similar to outside of SIP, and if so how do u deal with window set back?

Posted by tony wolff March 8, 2021, 4:18 p.m. Walls and Roofs 0 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

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

Ive been a Plasterer for 30yrs and always wrapped and flashed windows to protect from water intrusion. Yet I see roofers doing it wrong, painters attempting it...

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

We installed windows last fall, are we eligible for the grant?

Are we qualified for the grant If we already did energy efficiency upgrades?

Posted by PAUL JONES O/A CASKETS2GO June 5, 2021, 10:13 p.m. Grants and incentives 0 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

Where can I sell windows- Brand New, unopened?

...windows. I have 2 Pinnacle 2638/44, 6-lite eyebrow (swing out) that I would like to re-sell. They have never been unpacked. Screens & hardware included. Any rep...

Posted by Michael Parnell Sept. 9, 2020, 9:52 a.m. Recycled and Reclaimed Materials 1 Responses