Fundamentals of Windows and Doors


Windows are the weakest part of the thermal envelope, yet are crucial to the comfort levels in a house. Choices abound, you need a guide through the maze of glazing types, coatings, fillings, and framing materials. Don’t get lost in the house of mirrors! And stick the right door in the hole, too. Find out what makes a high performance window and why your customers will be mighty happy you did.

See through the mystique of high performance windows and doors for houses in Canada and the US! 

After completing this module you will be able to:
  • Describe how windows affect human comfort
  • List window characteristics and high performance options
  • List door characteristics and energy efficiency options