Steve Baczek

Q: I’m building a house with 12-inch walls. Is it better to install windows on the inside or the outside plane of the walls?

A: Steven Baczek, a residential architect from Reading, Mass., who specializes in designing durable, low-energy homes, responds: The answer is that the best window is the one that’s installed properly. When you are installing windows in thick walls, a number of questions—regarding aesthetics, performance, and durability—play a role in deciding...

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