Select Replacement Windows for Durability and Energy Efficiency

Select Replacement Windows for Durability and Energy Efficiency

If your house is older than 20 years or so, it may be time to replace your windows. Sure, windows can last a lot longer and they may be a key part of a historic home's charm, but they could be costing you money and wasting energy. This white paper explores some of the options for selecting replacement windows for your home.

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Factors to Consider in Choosing Windows for Your Home

Factors to Consider in Choosing Windows for Your Home

The windows in a home play crucial dual roles: architectural style and performance. There are numerous factors to consider when selecting a window for your new or remodeled home. This white paper provides an overview of the window options that homeowners should consider when choosing windows for their home.

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Home Exteriors: Choosing the Perfect Look and Materials for Your New Home or Home Remodel

Home Exteriors: Choosing the Perfect Look and Materials for Your New Home or Home Remodel

Using specially designed products for new home construction or a home remodel can help homeowners improve the appearance of their home and reduce overall maintenance needs and cost.

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New High Performance Building Products Debut at IBS

New High Performance Building Products Debut at IBS

More than 80,000 building professionals from across the country gathered in Orlando for the 2018 International Builders' Show and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show.

A Look Back: Best of 2017 Green Building Trends

A Look Back: Best of 2017 Green Building Trends

Here's a look back at some of the top trends of the past year, based on our conversations with builders, architects, manufacturers and other professionals in the industry.

Modular Tiny Home Plan Designed for Style and Comfort

Modular Tiny Home Plan Designed for Style and Comfort

Though the floor plan is compact, homeowners of the Saltbox won't have to sacrifice having friends over or entertaining.




How to Fix Window Condensation

How to Fix Window Condensation

As the weather cools, you may notice that your windows ‘sweat’ whenever the temperature drops below 40 degrees F. Water condenses on the window and runs down to wet the frames and sills.

Zero Energy Certification Awarded to the Lincoln Net Positive Farmhouse

Zero Energy Certification Awarded to the Lincoln Net Positive Farmhouse

With more than two years of measured occupancy to date, the home unquestionably provides exceptional energy performance, consuming 70 percent less energy than a code-built house.

Five Ways to Improve Curb Appeal During Fall and Winter

Five Ways to Improve Curb Appeal During Fall and Winter

As we approach the end of fall foliage in many parts of the country, the drab scenery associated with winter begins to set in. However, you don’t have to settle for that same dullness with your home’s exterior.

Energy efficiency and thermal performance for door glass

Energy efficiency and thermal performance for door glass

The front door can be the focal point of your home’s exterior. However, it can also become the focal point of your energy bill if it is responsible for too much heat loss or gain.

Time for the first blower door test!

Time for the first blower door test!

I can’t believe that it’s already time for our first blower door test. It feels like yesterday that I was walking around on a piece of raw land and problem-solving with my wife over what we wanted our new home to look like. Now here we are - the lion’s share of construction has been completed and I’ve shifted my focus to the interior.

Add more sunlight to your home for a boost in energy savings

Add more sunlight to your home for a boost in energy savings

Solar panels aren’t the only vehicle to leverage the power of the sun to reduce energy costs in your home. Household items as simple as your doors and windows can also be used to help increase energy efficiency.

Secrets to Battling Humidity in Historic Homes

Secrets to Battling Humidity in Historic Homes

The same preservation efforts that historical site directors employ can be mirrored by the average homeowner.

Renovated Tenement Features Window Walls

Renovated Tenement Features Window Walls

The architects wanted to create a new relationship between interior and exterior in a conventional seven-story building.

First Net-Zero Condos Slated for Ithaca NY

First Net-Zero Condos Slated for Ithaca NY

Combining cutting edge green technology with a walkable location, a car-free or car-light lifestyle is easily attainable.

New Colonial Home Wins Brick Architecture Award

New Colonial Home Wins Brick Architecture Award

Although appearing somewhat monumental when first encountered, the residence is actually of a quite intimate scale.

Historically-proven designs for modern homeowners

Historically-proven designs for modern homeowners

The architectural style of your home is what gives it character. Fortunately for today’s homeowner, there are many styles that have stood the test of time and remain popular among those with an eye for good design.

Thermochromic Smart Windows Improve Circadian Rhythms

Thermochromic Smart Windows Improve Circadian Rhythms

With no need for programming, wiring or additional installation, the patented nanotechnology transitions in real-time.




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Energy–efficient windows offer some of the most effective ways to make your home green. This research center provides news and information for eco-friendly window options, including high-performance glazing and coatings, and many products made of sustainable and recyclable materials.

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