I always hear discussions regarding insulation in the rough openings around windows so I made a diagram of how I decide on the assembly system. Feedback welcome!! These are the approximate effective insulation values. Track builders around here use a metric U- 1.6 (R-3.55) window as an average. That means it's a higher R-value in the center than the edge, giving the overall average. I think I was generous with the sash to SU value of R-2.5. Anyway, i look at that point and wonder why i would spend a lot of time insulating the RO, when the more important aspect is air tightness. No air tightness you might as well not insulate. Then the us the ability to allow incidental moisture to drain. Fill the RO with an absorbent insulation like fiberglass or open cell foam and water stays. So this assembly is trying to employ simple build ability with performance for both efficiency and moisture management. Double air seal for redundancy. Not the greatest efficiency, but hey, there just double glazed windows. I came to this design after hearing a published CMHC study of air tight vinyl window RO testing. At -30 C with one set of windows having insulated RO and the other having uninsulated RO's, the result on the interior coldest surfaces were only 0.5 C different!! I also looked at the dead air spaces of the vinyl jambs and thought, "dead air is the best insulation", so focus on the air tightness to manage moisture and not worry about it. #condensation#moisturecontrol#windowinstall#window#buildingscience#buildingenvelope#buildingperformance#newconstuction#builders#construction#coldclimateconstruction#calgarybuilder#edmontonbuilder#frost#coldclimate#windowinstallation#insulation#howtoinstallwindows
Thank you to everyone that voted in our first round! We have been having so much fun (even though 2 of my personal kitchens were knocked out) with BATTLE OF THE KITCHENS. Check out our story this week for round 2 🥊🥊 #battleroyale#kitchendesign#kitcheninspo
Could you picture these finishes in your home? Our New Naturals look for 2019 is an approachable combination of warm woods, soft stone textures and charred accents. Does your space need some help? Hit us up! #greenthumboptional
With all the New Year inspiration on IG, we thought we’d post an image from one of our office restrooms 🙂 If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two imposters just the same - Rudyard Kipling #restroommotivation
Our craft is concrete, however we get restless when we aren’t working.... so during the months that bring us colder weather we put our talents and skills to work with clients who hope to renovate, recreate, and rebuild their homes into what their visions may look like. A dining area doesn’t have to take up a ton of space... how perfect is this dining area? What ideas do you have when it comes to updates and remodels you’d like to do with your own home? Share them with us below, we love getting creative and collaborating with our clients!!
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This fireplace was installed by @mrfireplaceltd and the brick was provided by @ixlbuild A rustic feel with a modern touch 👌🏼 • Sit back and enjoy your Sunday! Stick to your New Years resolutions and if you don’t, start them right back up again. • There is no shame in failure, only quitting.
Warning: Inspirational post to follow 👉 🤷🏼♀️ I saw this post today, and it really hits one of our companies main values. COLLABORATION. Our friend over at @adoredpetservices wrote it so well “One thing I have always felt is that competing with someone else doesn’t serve me. There is so much to go around, and I would rather have an amazing supportive community of business owners to work with.” We too, are not in this business to compete with other companies, but rather to help our clients bring their dreams to life both in a creative way, by helping to provide or create beautiful plans for their space, and functionally by providing quality work and craftsmanship. We COLLABORATE on every project we touch, with clients, trades, suppliers, and designers. We WANT to keep being inspired by others amazing work, as I am sure many of you feel when you hop on Pinterest or Houzz. We want to keep seeing quality craftsmanship and all the amazing woodwork going on in this world. We want to keep working with others to deliver an even better end product. To all you carpenters, renovators, tradesman, suppliers, designers and DIY peeps, keep doing what you are doing. Keep “wowing” us all, and if we haven’t already, maybe one day we can “wow” some people together! . . . #collaborate#renovations#woodworking#keepcraftalive#dogood#calgaryrenovations#calgarybuilder#yyc#localbusiness#supportlocal#yycrenovations#remodel#homedecorideas#diyhomedecor#modernfarmhousestyle#hgtvcanada#craftsmanship#tradesmen#carpentryskills#homeremodeling