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Suspended-film insulating glass windows are high-performance windows
Windows and doors

Suspended-film insulating glass windows - A definitive guide for these high-performance windows

...suspended-film insulating glass windows? What we personally have yet to try, is suspended-film windows (sometimes called suspended coated film windows) but the technology and principal behind them certainly looks interesting, now that the cause of the original failures seems to have been worked out. What suspended-...

When should you replace windows
Windows and doors

When should you replace old windows?

...suspended-film insulating-glass windows or glazing units .. A truly accurate assessent of whether or not you should replace windows would take a quote of the windows you want and possibly energy modeling of your existing winodws and potential new ones to see how far out your payback period would be be, but to quickly...

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

Our top tips for buying high-performance windows

...Suspended-film insulating glass sealed units in windows • Install the windows in a way that minimizes thermal bridging, which causes heat to be conducted through the wall framing via the window frame. This can be best achieved by centering windows in the wall rather than having them flush to the outside as we most co...

Passive solar house design
Passive solar home design

Passive solar home design

...suspended-film insulating-glass glazing units or windows like those from LiteZone . It's important to keep in mind that passive solar heating is not something that should intimidate you in the design phase, and it isn't an 'all or nothing' concept. It is an ancient and relatively easy concept that has been overlooked...

Reflective window film to reduce overheating
Windows and doors

Product feature: window film treatment to reflect heat and lower air conditioning bills

After a difficult first half to 2020, heat waves then took hold across North America, from Canada down into the Southern and Central USA. These extreme summer temperatures pose a very real health risk to the most vulnerable members of society. There are some tips to help keep a home cool during a heat wave, but face...

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

...suspended-film insulating-glass glazing units and windows . Window flashing detail in a high-performance home with exterior insulation © Glen Sakuth Angled bottom sills: by building your sills on a slight angle out, any water that finds its way in will be directed to the exterior. Window flashings: after wr...