The same windows that provide a view, natural lighting, and ventilation may be adding to your home's winter heating and summer cooling costs. A well-insulated window will never be as efficient as a well-insulated wall, but you can upgrade the energy performance of that window in various ways.
Solving moisture problems in your home can be complicated, with one moisture source creating a number of moisture symptoms. Indoor symptoms can include: a musty odor, fogging windows, a damp feeling, wood rot, and peeling paint.
By improving the air tightness of your home, you can not only make your home more comfortable but energy efficient as well. Caulking and weather stripping your home costs little money while the benefits are great.
Homes with superior energy performance are due, in large part, to improvements in window technology. These technologies are widely available and are relatively inexpensive. Download this fact sheet to learn about attributes and manufacturers of high performance windows.
Good water management practices require good drainage details from roof to foundation that work in such a way that water is directed downward and outward. Some critical components are roofs, doors, windows, crawl spaces and foundations.
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.