Windows & Doors

How to Flash a Window Opening with Housewrap

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Integrate the window with the house wrap, and the house wrap with the wall for an airtight, watertight window installation

Window Installation in Germany using Compressed Foam Tape

Installing German windows in a masonry wall

Installing German windows in a masonry block building with beautiful copper roofing details.

 

Installing a Flanged Window to Replace an Old One

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If you need to replace windows that are old, inefficient, leaky, or painted shut, maybe even rotted, this video’s for you

Smart Windows: Behind the Scenes at LBNL

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Smart windows can control how much heat and light is let through the glass through plasma physics and nanotechnology

Hide the Hardware When Installing Closet Bypass Doors

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How to replace bifold doors with bypass doors (and make them look good in the process.) 

Window Replacement Options for Remodelers

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How to frame the conversation with customers to clarify which information is most relevant to their window choice. 

 

Outie Window Installation: Weave It Into The Exterior Foam

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The complete video collection on insulating, air sealing, and installing windows in a superinsulated sunroom addition in Wayland, MA

Old Shutters That Still Show up to Work

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Historically, shutters were used for protection and light management. These shutters do both at the same time.

The Least Invasive and Most Affordable Option for Window Replacement

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Sash and jamb liners may make sense if the existing window frame is level, square, and in very good shape.

Double Hung from Scratch

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Keeping it #oldschool and building double-hung windows like they used to

 

 

Installing European Windows

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These triple-glazed vinyl windows use brackets to secure the window to the framing. A "flashing flange" helps align the window

Sill, Head, and Jamb Details for New Windows in Old Holes

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Integrating a new drainage plane into an existing one is not as easy as it looks on a phone, but you've got to start somewhere, right?

Haiku: Like Air Through Glass

No glazing compound—to keep the inside air in.—Heat leaks cost money.

Window Retrofit—From the RO, Out

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Down to the studs: removing the old window, along with the interior- and exterior-trim, to the rough framing