Windows & Skylights: (Building Basic Series)

Overview

“The proper window enhances a property’s 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, Spence’s title features colorful illustrations and excellent instructions. It is a good bet for every public library.”—Library Journal.
Read More ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (17) from $1.99   
  • New (2) from $58.80   
  • Used (15) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$58.80
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(214)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New

Ships from: Chicago, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$71.99
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:

(819)

Condition: New
2001 Paperback New Tracking provided on most orders.

Ships from: Grand Rapids, MI

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

“The proper window enhances a property’s 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, Spence’s title features colorful illustrations and excellent instructions. It is a good bet for every public library.”—Library Journal.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Windows are one of a home's most important elements. The proper window enhances a property's value and offers increased energy efficiency. Because of these factors, it isn't surprising that replacement windows are one of the most popular home improvements. 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. Additional brief sections cover specialty areas like greenhouses and sunrooms and show how to shield one's home from the sun. Like other volumes in this series, Spence's title features colorful illustrations and excellent instructions. It is a good bet for every public library. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780806981079
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 10/1/1901
  • Series: Building Basics Series Series
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 7.98 (w) x 9.96 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Selecting Windows 4
Energy Efficiency 5
Appearance 6
Cost Considerations 7
Technical Considerations 8
Building Codes 13
2. Locating Windows 14
Natural Light 15
Natural Ventilation 19
Controlling Heat Gain 22
Controlling Heat Loss 22
Privacy 23
Windows & Furniture 23
Views 24
Security 26
Emergency Exits 27
3. Types of Window 28
Window-Frame Materials 28
Single-, Double- & Triple-Hung Windows 30
Casement Windows 32
Awning Windows 34
Hopper/Basement/Utility Windows 35
Tilt Windows 36
Fixed Windows 36
Jalousie Windows 36
Gliding Windows 37
Circle-Top, Arched, Quarter-Circle, Circle, Elliptical & Oval Windows 38
Custom-Made Windows 40
Bow & Bay Windows 40
Transom Windows 42
Grilles 42
Box Bay Windows 42
Roof Windows/Skylights 43
Replacement Windows 44
Glass-Block Windows 44
Acrylic-Block Windows 45
Storm Windows 46
4. Energy-Efficiency Factors 48
Choosing the Right Window 48
Energy Consumption 49
Window-Rating Factors 52
Selection of Glazing 54
National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) 54
American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 55
Energy Star Performance Rating 56
Canadian Standards Association (CSA) 57
5. Glazing 58
Glazing Properties 58
Window Glass 59
Tempered & Heat-Treated Glass 60
Tinted Glass 60
Spectrally Selective Glass 61
Window Film 61
Safety Film 62
Reflective Glass 62
Low-E Glazings 64
Insulating Glass 66
Gas Fills 67
Laminated Glass 68
Acoustical Glass 69
Glass Blocks 70
Plastic Glazing 72
Super-Windows 74
Altitude Glass Considerations 74
Wind Load 74
Building Codes 75
6. Installing Windows in New Construction 76
The Rough Opening 76
Flashing Techniques 77
Installing Windows with Nailing Fins 83
Installing Unclad Solid-Wood Windows 87
Other Installation Details 89
Windows in Masonry-Veneer Walls 89
Installing Acrylic-Block Windows 91
Installing Glass-Block Windows 91
Installing Bay & Bow Windows 98
7. Replacement Windows & Storm Windows 100
Savings 100
Selecting Window Replacements 101
Preparing to Order Replacement Windows 103
Installing Replacement Windows 103
Preparing the Rough Opening 104
Kits to Replace the Sash 108
Installing a Pocket Window 112
Storm Windows 115
Vinyl Windowsills 119
8. Skylights & Roof Windows 120
Terms 121
Specifications 121
Energy Efficiency 121
Condensation 122
Climate & Orientation 122
Sun-Screening 123
Types of Skylight & Roof Window 123
Installing Skylights & Roof Windows 128
Framing the Light Well 133
Other Types of Skylight 135
Installing Tubular Skylights 135
9. Sunrooms & Sunspaces 138
Greenhouses 139
Sunrooms, Patio Rooms, Sunspaces 142
Glazing for Sunspaces 142
Sunrooms 142
Patio Rooms 147
10. Sun Shielding 148
Window Overhangs 149
Roof Overhang 150
Other Exterior Screening Techniques 152
Interior Sun-Screening Techniques 154
Solar-Control Window Films 156
Index 157
Metric Equivalents 160
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)