Windows & Doors

Weather Proof A Garage Door Opening (4/5): Deep Door Trim

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Thickening the edge with a quarter-inch strip brings the trim back to the door jamb while spanning the rain screen WRB

Low-E Glass Coatings: 7 Minutes of Building Science

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Low-e coatings screen infrared heat from moving through the glass, either inward, outward, or both

Setting Window Panes with Silicone

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Getting silicone to stick to the window and not your finger

 

Las Puertas del Puerto (Rico)

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Doors are like eyes, or maybe mouths. They tell you a lot about who's inside. Would you want to walk in and get to know them? 

 

Cutting Slots in Old Windows for New Weatherstripping

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When window replacement is not the best option, you can tighten up old windows with weatherstripping

A Quick Weather-Tight Stained Glass Replacement

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Paint-on waterproofing membrane, physics, and forethought protect an old window—and allow future maintenance—while sealing a big hole in a wet and windy wall

A Better Way to Let Windows Drain

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Water often finds its way into holes in the wall. It is your job to help it get out.

Modern Trim Means No Casing Around the Door—and Tricky Corner Bead

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Rather than cover the joint between drywall and door frame, celebrate the gap with an architectural reglet

A Window Install in a Thick ZIP Wall

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The general idea of installing windows is to plug the big hole that you just cut in the wall.

Windows Into Latin America

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Are windows the eyes of a home, or a gateway to its soul? 

The Gruesome Tale of FrankenDoor

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Some original bones and mashed up meat make a door whose secret is safe

Awesome Wall: Because Sometimes We Screw Up

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Belt, suspenders, rainscreen, and redundancy make this wall awesome.