Windows & Doors
A thermal break and solid backing puts the window on the outer face of a thick wall. Now, there's room on the inside window sill for cats and bowling trophies
This critical element is often omitted from window installation
UPDATED (again!) with more doors of Ecuador
Windows cannot rest on the foam, so they hang from wood bucks
Use expensive stretch tape for the tricky parts and regular non-stretch tape for the rest of the window flashing
Wide tape spans the many layers of a thick wall to make an air tight and water tight seal
Window banks need to line up neatly for the trim to work out. Foam walls add the extra possibility of compressing the backing. So there's that.
Three videos covering the step by step process for flashing, installing, and airsealing an in-betweenie window in a Passive House Retrofit
The final step: center it in the opening, and seal the perimeter
Flashing an In-Betweenie window is a lot like flashing an Innie or an Outie, only it is somewhere in between
Simple lines can go a long way
Surfaces and subsurfaces are on the same team, remember?
Integrate the window with the house wrap, and the house wrap with the wall for an airtight, watertight window installation
Installing German windows in a masonry block building with beautiful copper roofing details.