Synopses & Reviews
Windows and skylights add architectural beauty to a home's structure, let in natural light and ventilation, control heat gain and loss, and (of course) offer breathtaking views of the outside world. Install them correctly, and they'll keep on saving you money and giving you pleasure for the life of the house. From energy efficiency and appearance to technical considerations and building codes, this huge, crammed-with-diagrams workbook will help you construct exactly the type of window you want -- and skylights, too! Here's invaluable advice from an expert builder and writer on locating windows (including privacy and security concerns); different types, from casement and awning to tilt and jalousie windows; energy ratings; glazing; installing windows in new construction; replacing old and storm windows; and sun shielding -- even solar-control window films. For something special: add skylights and roof windows, as well as glass-enclosed sunrooms, greenhouses, and patio rooms.
“The proper window enhances a propertys value and offers increased energy efficiency....Spence offers a wealth of information on the types and styles of windows, energy efficiency, glazing materials, the installation of both new and replacement windows, and skylights....Like other volumes in this series, Spences title features colorful illustrations and excellent instructions. It is a good bet for every public library.”—Library Journal.
Windows and skylights add architectural beauty to a home's structure, let in natural light and ventilation, and control heat gain and loss. From energy efficiency and appearance to technical considerations and building codes, this workbook should help you construct the type of window that you want.