Windows & Doors

Smart Windows: Behind the Scenes at LBNL


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


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


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


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


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

Head detail for window install

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