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2.1 Assessing Your Situation
2.2 Should You Reglaze, Retrofit or Replace?
2.3 Designing with Windows and Doors
2.4 What to Look for in Windows and Doors
3.1 Window and Door Types
3.2 Glazing Parts
3.3 Glazing Types
3.4 Spacers
3.5 Frames and Sashes
3.6 Hardware
3.7 Weatherstripping
4.1 Factors Affecting Gains
4.2 Factors Affecting Heat Losses
4.3 Balancing Gains and Losses
5.1 What Is Condensation?
5.2 Prevention Techniques
5.3 Condensation Resistance of Windows
5.4 Window Installation
5.5 Interior Window Accessories
5.6 Arrangement of Heat Sources
5.7 Controlling the Relative Humidity of Indoor Air
6.1 Certification, Testing and Standards
6.2 CSA Standard A440
6.3 The Canadian Energy Rating (ER) System
6.4 The ERS Rating: Adding Location and Orientation
6.5 Making Ratings Work for You
7.1 Low-E Coatings
7.2 Gas Fills
7.3 Special Films
7.4 Low-Conductivity Spacers
7.5Better Frame Materials
7.6 Design Summary
8.1 Savings in Heating Costs
8.2 Savings in Cooling Costs
8.3 Increased Comfort
8.4 Higher Humidity Without Condensation
8.5 Lower Sound Transmission
8.6 More Daylight
8.7 Increased Passive Solar Potential
8.8 Reduced Mechanical Complexity
9.1 Doors
9.2 Patio Doors
9.3 Skylights
10.1 Shopping Checklist
10.2 Comparison Shopping Using the ER System
10.3 Choosing a Supplier
11.1 The Importance of Correct Installation
11.2 The Contract
11.3 The Work
11.4 Understanding Warranties
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Consumer Guide Window-Door

Consumer Guide Window-Door

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Published by Maduru Huevon

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Published by: Maduru Huevon on Feb 06, 2012
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