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In a high-performance home like a Passive House, window installation takes on a bigger role in building performance than it might in more conventional home.
It can be tricky to determine a minimum width when the window manufacturer refers to the code or the flashing-tape instructions, and the flashing-tape instructions and the code both refer you back to the window manufacturer or flashing-tape instructions.
Joe Lstiburek provides practical details for using thick layers of foam or mineral wall on the exterior of walls.
Careful detailing helps maintain the thermal break provided by the high-performance window, and flaring the sides of the 8-inch-deep window well allows plenty of light to reach inside.
In Part 2 of this slideshow series, Manny Silva installs the window in the opening he prepared. Efficiency when working solo is the name of the game.
Replacing windows with new units in winter requires super-efficiency to limit the time the house is open.
Chicago-based window and siding contractor, Greg Burnet, shares tips and techniques, and provides insight into the tools that work for efficiently siding homes.
Increasing speed while maintaining accuray is the name of the game for efficiently cutting siding boards to length
The key to becoming efficient and profitable on siding jobs lies in how well you set up the job, and how quickly and accurately you can estimate it.
In a final series of videos, Greg Burnet runs down some of the gigs and tools he uses to efficiently install horizontal siding.
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