When to replace 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 the surprise and relief of homeowners we most often tell them to stick with the ones they've got. Not to say that the idea of replacing windows is always 'green w...

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

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

...to learn more about easy energy efficient home improvements , how to properly insulate an attic , When to replace old windows and when to repair them , How to choose the best windows and everything else you need to know about planning a renovation or new building project .

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

...to bioaccumulate too. Why not to install windows and doors with spray foam... When installing windows and doors in a home , it's essential to put comprehensive strategies in place to manage moisture in all forms, being air leakage, condensation on windows which can be hard to stop , wind-driven rain & snow, as ...

Reflective window film to reduce overheating
Windows and doors

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

...windows. In Reality, rarely does the cost of window replacement purely for saving money actually translate into more money in your pocket, as the cost of purchasing and installing windows usually far exceeds the added energy savings. Read more here about when to replace windows and when to repair them. Windows are wi...

Real estate

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

...replacement unless they were in very bad condition. Sometimes repair is a more sensible option, read more about what to look for when choosing 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: If your house has ...

Mixed interior room lighting
Lighting

Home lighting design

...to heat, while only 20% is converted into light. Compare that to LED’s which are 80% efficient, meaning they convert 80% of energy into light, and only 20% into heat. In winter months that heat is as valuable as heat generated from any other source; it is the summer months when it becomes a burden on your comfort and...

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?

...windows; they can be salvaged and given a second life with an unheated outbuilding. If you don’t see a use for them yourself, pop a ‘free windows’ notice on an online classified listing site and someone may come get them. See our pages on choosing windows to help with selection. Read more about when to replace windows ...

Frost in Attics: What causes Attic Ice? How to Fix it?
Roof assemblies - renovation

Why is there frost in my attic? Is ice in roofs a problem & How do I stop it?

...to prepare your home for winter Easy energy efficient home upgrades When to replace old windows and when to repair them How to choose the best windows Everything you need to know about planning a sustainable green renovation or new building project Solar Thermal Collectors - direct "free" ...

Free Energy Audits, Net Zero Home Grants & Interest Free Home Renovation Loans
Grants and incentives

0% loans & Grants for Green Home Renovations & Construction - A Boost for Canadians in 2020

...When to replace windows and when to repair them You may be recommended to replace your windows for example , which can eat up that 40K pretty quickly, so first read here about when to replace old windows when renovating , and when then can just be repaired. A large percentage of heat loss from a home is due to air ...

Canada Greener Homes Grant 2021 - How to apply fiberglass attic insulation
Grants and incentives

Canada Greener Homes Grant 2021 - the "how to apply" guide - step by step

...to apply for the Canada Greener Homes Grant 2021 . Learn more about best practices for energy efficient and durable home construction and renovations in these pages: Top Tips for Getting a House Ready for Winter Frost in Attics: What causes Attic Ice? How to Fix it? When to Replace old Windows and When to Repair ...

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 , and the best way to keep on top of condensation around windows is to be on the lookout for any damage to the sealant around the window frame as this can allow water in – to learn how to fit and seal windows properly, see here . Also, if there is some condensation, try to wipe down windows and window sills p...