Examining window retrofit options

Recorded Wednesday, October 26, 2011 · 1pm

Cost: 
Free
Length: 
84 minutes
  • OVERVIEW
  • DETAILS
  • SPEAKER BIO(S)

Storm windows, insulating shades, sash replacements, awnings—what good news that we have so many ways to improve the performance of our windows. The bad news is...there are so many ways to improve the performance of our windows! How in the world can we objectively compare them on price, thermal performance, ease of installation, ease of use, solar control, privacy, and durability?

Using resources from www.windowattachments.org, webinar participants will work through window attachment selection scenarios with the instructor and learn how to use these resources with their clients and on their own projects.

As a result of this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Describe the full range of window retrofit options.
  • Explain the full range of attributes the options can address.
  • Compare options and attributes of window retrofit strategies.
  • Select the most appropriate window retrofit options based on the full range of options and attributes.

Who should watch?

Building performance consultants, builders, contractors, remodelers, architects, designers, code officials, weatherization technicians, home inspectors and anyone interested in energy efficient, high performance homes.

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Review of window improvement options
  • Interior treatments
  • Storm windows
  • Sash replacements
  • Discuss economics of window improvement options
  • Highlight important window improvement attributes that should be taken into account when making selection
  • Demonstrate a new resource to help you choose your next window enhancement