Choosing Windows Part 3: Materials Exposed to the Exterior

Brian Knight
  [caption id="attachment_2184" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Is wood good?[/caption]   When choosing windows for a home, deciding on the material exposed to the outside is important. This post is focused on the exterior window parts exposed to weather. While many materials can make up a window unit, this is where most window...

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Choosing Windows Part 2: Total Window Area and Orientation

Brian Knight
  Knowing the impacts of window quantity and their orientation with the path of the sun will help the process of choosing overhangs, covered porches, U-factor (R-value) and especially Solar Heat Gain Coefficient SHGC. This information involves site and design. It applies to new construction, renovations, window replacement and landscaping. Choosing...

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Choosing Windows: Part 1

Brian Knight
Selecting windows for custom homes or buildings is complicated. It's among the biggest material investments in upfront costs. The choice includes durability, functionality, and energy use concerns. Of green building's top 3 priorities, reducing monthly, energy use is the most important. Windows are a major part of efficient and durable building envelopes....

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