Vinyl windows / Guides

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

...Vinyl / PVC (polyvinyl chloride) Windows: Pros: Resistant to moisture, insects, corrosion; reasonably good insulation value; low maintenance; affordable. ...

Vinyl record album
Healthy indoor air quality

Keep vinyl out of your home (albums excluded of course)

...vinyl (also known as PVC- polyvinyl chloride) accounts for approximately 40% of the chlorine gas produced in North America. Vinyl is highly polluting in product...

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?

...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...

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...

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

Are skylights an asset or a liability?

...Vinyl For a full rundown on How to Install windows & doors Correctly in LEED & Passive House, see here from the EcoHome Green Building Guides , north America'...