How to install windows / Guides

Correct window installation details
Windows and doors

How to install windows

...to know which type of window frame to choose between wood, aluminum or PVC / Vinyl For a full rundown on How to Install windows & doors Correctly in LEED &...

When should you replace windows
Windows and doors

When should you replace old windows?

...installation will have a huge impact on how they perform and how long they last. Now you know when to change windows, see How to install windows and doors ...

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

The best tips for buying windows

...to help you select what is right for your specific project. How to install windows properly: Proper installation is the key to long window life and hi...

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 to open. If you have a fixed budget, it may be best to install fixed windows in some places and put that extra money into quality. Casement windows...

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

...to bioaccumulate too. Why not to install windows and doors with spray foam... When installing windows and doors in a home , it's essential to pu...

Condensation on windows leads to mold & mildew in homes, ERV & HRV systems help
Ventilation

Ventilation & air exchangers

...to breath and that 'houses are too airtight', but this myth is completely false and very damaging to your home. Walls need to be able to dry, ideally in both di...

Passive solar house design
Passive solar home design

Passive solar home design

...to keep a traditional look. A high quality window choice is important, and to truly invest in this concept you are best to install triple pane gas-filled w...

Better Basement Design on basement walls prevents mold and midlew
Healthy indoor air quality

Basement renovations: How to prevent mold when finishing basements

...to be moldy, that is the first thing to realize. It's easy to build a basement better, or to finish an existing basement correctly , we just need to realiz...

Skylights can be problematic in a high performance home
Windows and doors

Are skylights an asset or a liability?

...installation. Also, See here to know which type of window frame to choose between wood, aluminum or PVC / Vinyl For a full rundown on How to Install w...

Geothermal Heating Systems
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

Geothermal heating for Homes in North America - Does it work & will it save money?

...to 10 C. So the underlying principle of geothermal heating and cooling is to use that consistent interior earth temperature to balance our wildly varying Americ...

Finished basements can lead to mold and mildew
Healthy indoor air quality

Why are basements moldy? How to fix or Prevent a Moldy Basement

...to the inside. We have to stop trying to prevent that by wrapping them with an impervious layer of plastic. We also have to realize that building below grade is...

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