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May's Blog Post: Anatomy of Windows

There are 3 main sections to the overall anatomy of a window:
🔹 frames
🔹 spacers
🔹 glass

While we often focus on the stunning view through the glass—understanding ALL parts of the window is vital for overall performance and ultimately providing better thermal performance for any house. Continue over to our blog for more on the anatomy. Link in bio!

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Resharing a snippet of Realtor Jim Smith's article in the Denver Post. 😱 😱

"Last week I worked with a buyer looking at new homes. One community we visited was in central Arvada; the other was just north of Golden at the corner of Hwy. 93 and 58th Ave. Neither builder was even offering upgrades such as solar panels, heat pump HVAC systems, or induction cooktops.

Yes, they were enhancing the insulation of their homes, but little else. And, speaking of solar panels, neither builder was building into the design of their homes an orientation that would favor solar panels on the roof. One had unnecessary peaks or dormers on their roofs that would seriously inhibit the usefulness of the roof for installing a solar photovoltaic system.

The heating systems in both communities were gas forced-air furnaces, which I consider obsolete. Such furnaces require the separate installation of an A/C compressor to provide cooling. I asked if an upgrade to a heat pump system was available, and it wasn’t.

These are silly and unnecessary design flaws in any new construction."

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Fentrim IS 20 comes pre-folded, making application between the rough opening and window easy and efficient. Widths ranging from 75 mm to 300 mm.

The white, single-sided, high-performance acrylic adhesive tape is the optimal solution for permanent air-tight sealing of window and door frames in solid construction on the inside. It has a felt-like texture, making application easy on the hands; this feature also aids in creating a seamless air barrier when applied to itself or air barriers like Majpell. Click our bio link to learn more about products like this on our website.

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Which of these is the most exciting/rewarding phase during the building process? Vote with emojis:
🗜 laying the foundation
🪚 framing
🔨 roofing
🪟 installing the windows
🏠 siding and exterior installation

You already know what we would say 😉 but we want to hear YOUR favorite from the jobsite!

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It’s time to get up close and personal with windows. We usually just focus on the scene we can see through the window, but what looks so simple can actually be very complex.

There are three main sections to the overall anatomy of a window: frames, spacers, and glass. While we often focus on the shiny, pristine look of the clear glass—understanding ALL parts of the window are vital for overall performance and ultimately providing better thermal performance for any house.

Read our recent blog to find out more about the anatomy, link in bio!

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