There are many different types of windows with many different appearances that appeal to a wide range of housing styles and personal tastes. Before choosing doors or windows based solely on style, consumers are wise to make sure the products they select are energy efficient and easy to maintain. They should be carefully sized and installed well to prevent energy and moisture leaks.
Energy Efficient Rehab Advisor
NEST: National Economic Service-life Tools
Tools for Durable Homes
Durability is an important factor to consider when making decisions about your house. By choosing building materials with the most cost-effective level of durability, you can save in maintenance and replacement costs over the life of your home.
NEST is a set of tools and resources designed to help homeowners choose the right amount of durability for their homes. By examining factors such as the structure, location, materials, and age of a house, NEST can find the durable materials that will help you maintain your home at the lowest cost.
The NEST Builder is the first step in evaluating your housing material options. Then, continue to the Durability Doctor. Click on the icon below to begin.
If you experience any difficulty with the operation of the NEST tools, please email email@example.com.
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Content updated on 10/29/2004