Building a “pretty good house” in Southwest Michigan
My husband and I are in the blueprint & planning process of our post-frame barn home build; we are building in Southwest Michigan (zone 5A). While we are not a financed build and are not going all out Passivhaus or net-zero energy, we are planning on doing what we can afford using green and passive solar concepts for heating, air exchange units and to use Roxul insulation and Prosoco weather barrier. All of which my husband could describe in grander detail…think Martin Holladay’s “pretty good house” concepts 🙂
The problem I have encountered is finding windows that fit the bill. Does anyone have any suggestions on windows for this area? Naturally, we want the best window for the money (we don’t want all our money going to windows but don’t want to cheap-out either). Anyone with experience or knowledge in our area, I would love to hear from you!! Even if anyone has any ratings/specs they think we should look for would be great as well!
Any suggestions or insights would be greatly appreciated here and don’t feel windows are the limit of discussion.
Thanks in advance fellow GBA’ers!
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