When to replace windows / Guides

When should you replace windows
Windows and doors

When should you replace old windows?

...to recoup the money before needing to be replaced again. When to replace windows: If your windows are extremely damaged by water infiltration you have...

Triple pane, high performance windows
Windows and doors

What to look for when buying windows

...to back off on the ceiling a bit and put that money and insulation into your walls instead. So when you apply that principle to windows, it is important no...

Icicles are an indication of heat loss, which can cause damage to insu
Wall assemblies - renovation

Winter troubleshooting - are you ready for the cold?

...to see outside. Poorly performing windows will also make a home feel drafty and cold when you're near them, so covering your windows with plastic will like...

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 pu...

Choosing between renovating and rebuilding
Wall assemblies - renovation

Renovating or tearing down and starting over

...windows to help with selection. Read more about when to replace windows . Rebuilding roofs: Beyond just the quality of the roofing material is the str...

Mixed interior room 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...

The Best Electric Car - Discover which EV is best for You
Lifestyle, location and commuting

The Best Electric Car - Discover which EV is best for You

...torque at a millisecond rate. Humans simply can’t react that fast when they try to do things like feathering the accelerator to improve traction. So when c...

Recycled barn beams and a refinished clawfoot bathtub
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Recycled & reclaimed materials

...to get your hands on some great stock. Please feel free to add comments below if you have ideas of your own. Collecting used building materials Doors:...

Greenhouse Construction for Cold Climates
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

How to build a greenhouse in a cold climate

...tober. But the couple would like to add a heat source of some kind to extend the functional use to three seasons. Type of crop & yield: Mostly tomatoe...

Net Zero Energy Home ZNE in Edmonton Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Award winning Net Zero house in Edmonton Alberta Leads the Way

...tor. The objective for the new home (to replace a 1950’s bungalow with all the imaginable problems that could come with it) was to design and build a home for a...

Energy modeling simulation of heat loss through thermal bridging
Efficient home design

What is a thermal bridge and why is it so important to break it?

...to look at the R value rating of a material and assume that our entire wall assembly matches it uniformly. But when you factor in the thermal bridges caused by ...