Browse these projects, tips and ideas for all the windows in your home for ways to make them energy efficient, buying advice, installation and repairs.
How to Fix a Window Screen
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.
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How to Install a Bow Window
We'll walk through the steps needed to install a bow window, which will give your room a lot of natural light and a spacious feel. The new window will also update the look of your house. Framing and installing the new window may seem like a daunting task, but if you're an ambitious ...
How to Install Basement Windows and Satisfy Egress Codes
We'll show you all the how-to steps you need to install a basement egress window, from cutting a hole in the basement wall to framing the opening to setting the window. Doing the project yourself can save you more than $4,000. The egress window will not only allow natural sunlight to enter your ...
How to Replace Window Jamb Liners
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.
How to Glaze a Window (Single Pane)
Single pane windows can last for a hundred years or more if properly maintained. Learn how to preserve your windows and keep them draft-free by replacing old glazing putty.
Home Windows: How to Buy
New or replacement windows can change the look of your house, but they're expensive. Here are the top five problems with old windows, and how you can solve them. Photo by ISTOCKPHOTO.COM/ERIC VEGA; ISTOCKPHOTO.COM/FORCA
How to Clean Glass Windows and Doors
Clean tough glass stains and built-up mineral deposits from shower doors and other glass surfaces using mild household abrasives and an ordinary power drill.
How to Repair Rotted Wood
Use a polyester filler to rebuild rotted or damaged wood. You can mold and shape it to match the original wood profile. It takes paint well and won't rot.
FAQs About Buying New Windows
How do you decide whether to repair or replace your old windows? Learn your options, relative cost and effectiveness of repairs, and how to judge whether a window should be saved or thrown away.