Windows and Condensation Problems

Poor installed windows and problems with the weather-resistant barrier installed between them and the walls, are common causes of moisture and damages. But these aren’t the only causes of conden...

Window Frames and Sashes – Energy Efficiency

The efficiency of a window doesn’t only depend on its glass. Frames and sashes (the glass element fits into the sash, and the frame holds the sash) and details like thermal breaks or gas filled ...

What is Thermal Conductivity?

The nature of heat and heat transfer is an important aspect of physics. There are entire classes and fields dedicated to thermal studies and thermal reactions. ...

What Is the Thermal Conductivity of Glass?

The thermal conductivity of a particular product can be an essential property to understand, especially if working with heat on a regular basis. Glass, due to its low thermal conductivity, is an idea ...

The Importance of Natural Light

Natural light is so important that we would fail to thrive without it. In fact, artists and those in the know spend thousands of dollars ensuring that they have natural light — and plenty of it — ...

Low-E Coatings

Low-emittance (low-E) coatings are microscopically thin, virtually invisible, metal or metallic oxide layers deposited on a window or skylight glazing surface primarily to reduce the U-factor by suppr...

Energy Loss From Windows

Considering their relatively small size, windows lose a frightening amount of energy. In fact, per square metre nothing in your house loses more energy!...