How to install windows / Guides

Windows and doors

How to install windows

...towards the south to increase passive heat gain and reduce energy demand during operation. Choosing higher quality windows on all sides of your home will mean r...

When should you replace windows
Windows and doors

When should you replace old windows?

...How to fix fogged windows: Over time, the seals in windows start to wear down allowing air to leak in and out, in some cases this leads to windows with hum...

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

How to install windows for the best performance and durability

...windows: position windows towards the center of the rough opening rather than installing them flush to the outside. Windows that are installed at the exterior p...

Triple pane, high performance windows
Windows and doors

What to look for when buying windows

...How to install windows properly: Buying the best windows in the world will be a waste of money if you install them poorly. Windows should be installed airt...

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

Choosing windows - Material options and function

...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...

Passive solar home 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 retrofitting 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...

Condensation on windows leads to mold and mildew in homes
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...

Concept, design and architecture

Efficient home design

...to excavate, less materials to manufacture and ship, less space to heat, less space to cool, less taxes to pay, less to clean. And they are always cheaper to bu...

Crawlspace radon barrier
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from basements and crawlspaces

...to a barrier that is impermeable to radon to ensure satisfactory results. The membrane needs to be sealed to the exterior wall (higher up the wall is bette...

Carpenter ants
Pest control

Removing insects and rodents from your home

...to go to sleep, rodents can chew and damage house frames, wiring and insulation. Removing them is not limited to adding poisons to your home to kill any invadin...

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