Replacing windows / Guides

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...

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 ...

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...

Real estate

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

...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 . Garages: I...

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 &...

Renovate, Remodel or Rebuild? How to choose which is Best for Homes
Wall assemblies - renovation

Should I be renovating my home or tearing it down & rebuilding?

...Replacing windows when renovating a home: Windows will likely need replacing if you are considering a rebuild or tear-down of your home . They don’t last fore...

Photovoltaic solar panels
Renewable energy

Solar heating and energy generation

...windows facing south and building your house within 15 degrees of the east/west axis, you can reduce your heating needs by as much as 25% or more. A successfu...

ProductiveHouse in Montreal
Choosing where to live

Green living in the city

...windows and doors , replacing old inefficient doors and windows, install electronic thermostats and dimmer switches, install water-reducing and dual flush toile...

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...

The Best 10 Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - EcoHome
Wall assemblies - renovation

Green home improvements: an energy-saving pyramid scheme that actually works!

...windows: If you have old leaky windows , as a temporary winter fix for a few bucks per window you can put a thin sheet of plastic over them that will save you m...

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...