Wide tape spans the many layers of a thick wall to make an air tight and water tight seal
Windows & Doors
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
From extension jambs to mullions, begin with the biggest piece and work to the smallest
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.
Smart windows can control how much heat and light is let through the glass through plasma physics and nanotechnology
How to replace bifold doors with bypass doors (and make them look good in the process.)
The complete video collection on insulating, air sealing, and installing windows in a superinsulated sunroom addition in Wayland, MA
Historically, shutters were used for protection and light management. These shutters do both at the same time.
Sash and jamb liners may make sense if the existing window frame is level, square, and in very good shape.