Choosing windows / Guides

Wood frame Triple-glazed, argon-filled windows in the Ecohome Demo House
Windows and doors

Choosing windows - which window frame? wood v aluminum v vinyl

...windows wind open with a hand crank, s liders slide open sidesways, single and double hung windows open by sliding vertically. Single hung windows only slide ...

Correct window installation details
Windows and doors

How to install windows

...Choosing higher quality windows on all sides of your home will mean reduced heat loss over a poorer quality window, and with the right windows on the south side...

How to choose Triple pane, high performance windows
Windows and doors

The best tips for buying windows

...windows to reduce energy bills all year round? It is very important to understand that choosing the wrong windows will work against any effort and investment ...

When should you replace windows
Windows and doors

When should you replace old windows?

...Windows, Replace or Repair? We often get asked if it is a good idea to replace old windows with new and better performing windows to save money. Usually to th...

Correctly installed Triple pane south facing windows on Ecohome's Demo House
Windows and doors

Installing doors & windows for the best performance in high efficiency homes, LEED & Passive House

...Windows makes a measurable difference Windows can really make or break the comfort and efficiency of your home . Choosing the right windows and installing the...

Vinyl record album
Healthy indoor air quality

Keep vinyl out of your home (albums excluded of course)

...Choosing healthy and durable flooring materials Choosing green kitchen countertops Wood or metal siding for exterior cladding Fiberglass window frames W...

Balanced insulation levels in a green home
Efficient home design

Insulation in Green Home Building, a balanced approach to putting it where it does the most good

...windows on the south can gain more heat in the day than they lose at night, giving you a net heat-gain. Windows on all other sides always result in a net heat-l...

Real estate

Are you selling a house? Here are the top 10 things homebuyers look for

...choosing windows. But - don't be sold into replacing all your windows without first reading our page about when to repair windows and when to replace them . G...

Condensation on windows in our homes - why is it there? - how to stop it?
Walls and Roofs

Condensation on windows is a pain but is it a problem & how to stop it?

...windows may be noticed last, especially as it is a room not used very often. Signs to look out for with condensation around bedroom windows are; water on the wi...

Real estate

Evaluating a home before purchase: how to recognize value and potential problems

...choosing durable roof coverings. Windows: Quality is hard to judge by sight, but look to see if they are installed in a way that they will shed water. Sloped ...

Tips for finding a reliable green home builder
How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals

How to choose a home-building contractor

...windows and doors , for example, which is an essential part of building a more efficient home . Choosing a contractor by doing a web search for ‘green builder...