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Learn to fix all the problems with your windows with these window repair articles and tips.

  1. Making New Window Stools

    Refresh your old double-hung windows or add a touch of class to your casement windows by making your own window stools. It's easy—just follow these four steps.

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  1. How to Repair Jalousie Windows

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    Jalousie window and operator replacement is easy. Special order the glass and buy replacement hardware online or at hardware stores.

  2. How to Avoid and Remove Window Condensation

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    We'll show you how to deal with the familiar problem of condensation on windows in the winter. The article explains common sources of condensation and how you can diagnose the problem in your own house. All you need is an inexpensive hygrometer to monitor your indoor humidity.

  3. Stop Window Drafts and Door Drafts to Save Energy

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    Stop that cold draft coming in around windows and doors by removing the trim and sealing the airflow permanently. It takes a little work, but you'll save energy and money all year long.

  4. How to Repair Old Windows

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    Learn how to fix common casement window problems. Free up a sticking window, replace a broken crank operator or sagging hinge, even replace an entire sash. Repairs are simple, and a lot cheaper than replacing the whole window.

  5. How to Replace a Casement Window Crank Operator

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    Don't replace your casement window if it won't open or shut completely. You can usually replace a bad crank in an hour, and have it working smoothly again. We show you how.

  6. How to Fix a Window Screen

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    Window screens can get punctured or torn, but as long as the frame is in good shape repairs are easy and can be done in a few minutes. Here’s how to make your screen door or window look good as new.

  7. How to Fix a Double-Hung Window

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    Repair a broken double-hung window by repairing the jamb liner. This is a DIY repair that you can do once you have the right parts and these complete, step-by-step instructions with photos to guide you through the entire process.

  8. How to Replace Window Jamb Liners

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    When sash lifts or cords on double-hung replacement windows break, the easiest fix may be to replace the jamb liners. Once you identify and locate the new parts, swapping the liners is simple.

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