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Seasonal Tips

SUMMER COOLING:
Overheating in summer tends to occur more from unshaded west facing windows and, to a lesser extent, east windows. Planting deciduous trees to shade these windows may not be an option or could take years to offer relief. Installation of new technology windows may be the answer.

ICE DAMS
To prevent ice dams, which can lead to wood rot and damage to eaves, proper ventilation is required. A well-ventilated attic will be colder and less snow will melt off the roof and collect and freeze again at the eaves.

WINDOW CONDENSATION:

Inside condensation can be avoided with installation of condensation-resistant windows, That is, windows:
  • filled with an inert gas that will limit air convection
  • with low-emissivity coatings to increase the glass temperature
  • containing insulating spacers that reduce heat transfer
  • with non-conducting sashes and frames