The goal of this lab is to make the students aware of the benefits of having windows in your home. A good window will improve both the comfort and privacy in your home. These benefits include improved heat and light control, reduced air-conditioning bills, and lower heating costs.
Using the same material that was used to build the buildings, the students are given a unique look at the way windows are made. A course will go over all the steps involved with building a window from the beginning to the end. Students will learn about wood, steel, aluminum, fiberglass, vinyl, or any other material they may choose.
A course is dedicated to helping students learn the basics of window design. There are three basic types of window types, the dome type, traditional skylight, and swing. All three works on the same principles but different sizes of windows are used to produce them.
Sliding windows and sliding glass doors have been shown to allow in more natural light than other types of windows. It also allows the room to be open and in view. These types of windows are the best for bedrooms and smaller spaces.
If you have a tight budget, there are many options for construction of windows. The student is given all the information they need to select a material that fits their needs. They learn how to make window frames, design the interior, and how to seal the product.
Panel windows allow light into a room but block out some of the outside world. This makes them great for rooms that need some light filtering in. With the new lightweight materials available, many of these panels come without sashes or pulls.
The student gets to learn about the various types of foam material. They are familiar with the various shapes and styles, but not the differences between them. This information will be beneficial when they are choosing the right materials for their home.
Teaching students how to create custom interior designs is an excellent way to help them with their goals. A room can have a completely different feel to it just by changing one aspect of the room. A well built interior will help your home retains its value and look better as time goes on.
Another class focuses on creating a design for an exterior wall using the foam board or similar construction material. They learn how to insulate the wall using exterior walls. The results are a building that has the ability to withstand wind and heat in order to increase its comfort and safety for the occupants.
The course culminates with projects using the materials learned in the classes. Students are asked to do various things like paint or plaster a brick wall, prepare a deck for the winter months, or finish the basement. Projects are small in nature, but they will help the students learn about the basics of window design.
The lesson plans are easy to understand and follow. The pictures and diagrams are clear and concise. They even include an e-book that has step by step instructions to complete each project.