Window Installation Guide
Windows are big holes in walls that must be sealed against wind, water, and heat. This guide covers scope of work, how to install them, and why it matters.
Size Up the Job
Sealing the layers—and overlapping them right—is how high performance building gets done
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
Recessed into thick layers of insulation, innie windows are protected from the weather
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