Install windows / Guides

Correct window installation details
Windows and doors

How to install windows

...windows for your house, see here . The Demo House has triple-glazed argon-filled wood frame windows from Quebec high performance window manufacturer Elite . W...

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 cor...

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

The best tips for buying windows

...install windows properly: Proper installation is the key to long window life and high performance . Buying the best windows in the world will be a waste of mo...

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: 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...

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 ha...

Top Tips for Getting a House Ready for Winter
Wall assemblies - renovation

Winter preparation for your home - are you ready for the cold?

...windows. Read more here about what to look for when shopping for high performance windows. Drafts around windows and doors: Drafts in homes from windows &...

Lifestyle and environment

Resources and getting started

...Install low flow fixtures in the kitchen and bathroom; good thick curtains are very effective in reducing heat loss; install electronic thermostats to reduce he...

Geothermal Heating Systems
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

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

...Installation involves excavating trenches (at least 300 feet of them), rather than digging a well. Horizontal systems can be cheaper to install but require a ...

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 windows...

Passive solar house design
Passive solar home design

Passive solar home design

...install triple pane gas-filled windows with low-e coatings to ensure that the heat gained in the daytime outweighs the heat lost at night. It's important to k...

The difference between air barriers and vapour barriers
Air and vapour barriers

The Difference between air barriers and vapor barriers

...installed, it will be cut, stapled and taped, then have nails and screws put through it to install strapping and drywall, along with breaches due to electrical ...

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