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Windows and Doors

Over 50 million windows and doors are sold per year in the U.S. This lesson delves into the options available to weatherization specialists and their customers, the concepts of heat transfer, and details such as advances in glazing technologies and thermal performance.

After completing this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Discuss the most common exterior door options
  • Explain the window properties listed on the NFRC label
  • Explain why condensation forms at the edges of glazing
  • Understand the parts of a window
  • Describe heat transfer
  • Explain how heat transfers through a window
  • Describe the window features that can improve a home's thermal performance
  • Explain the energy advantages of low-e coated windows


Watch our example videos for this lesson by clicking on the link(s) below:
Windows and Doors

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