Wood frame windows / Discussions

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

...wood-framed windows themselves do not stand out as having higher rates of air leakage, but they do require more maintenance, inside and out, due to the natural ...

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

Which exterior insulation is best to create at thermal break in an bungalow in Alberta?

...wood frame windows when updating the outside of our home. Located in northern Alberta. Hey Rebekah, I think effectively you answered your own question when you ...

Posted by Rebekah Barnes Jan. 17, 2020, 10:07 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How to air seal & ventilate a partial gut reno of a 1901 house?

...wood frame with stone foundation. We are creating a ~1500SF owner's duplex on the 2nd floor and former attic. The basement and the 1st floor are a second apartm...

Posted by Zach Zill Feb. 7, 2021, 4:33 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 0 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 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 know when its time to replace windows?

...windows were very old and should be replaced. They have wood frames and they are for sure old, but they at least have two panes of glass. Should I follow his ad...

Posted by Ted Dec. 11, 2017, 12:50 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

What is your experience and thoughts on pre-fab wall assemblies?

...wood frame exposed out in the rain for weeks or months to get saturated and warped. The next level up from that are companies that offer prefab ‘turn key’ hom...

Posted by Shaun B Nov. 12, 2019, 4:16 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 2 Responses

I want to insulate the outside of my house, which type of insulation do you think is best?

...wooden I-joists, though I'd consult an engineer to make sure that the foundation is solid as well as the framed load-bearing walls before you make any modificat...

Posted by J. Ferguson Nov. 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 12 Responses