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  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 Install Vinyl Replacement Windows

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    If you have basic tools and skills you can install your own vinyl replacement windows and save hundreds of dollars in installation charges—for each window .

  2. FAQs About Buying New Windows

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    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.

  3. Allergies: Filtering Out Pollen

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    For allergy sufferers, open windows bring fresh air but also pollen and dust. A window filter lets you keep the fresh air while blocking the misery-causing pollen.

  4. Perfect Trim on Doors, Windows and Base Moldings

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    These DIY tips will help you get tight-fitting joints on doors, windows and base moldings, even if your walls are less than perfect. We'll show you how to adjust your cuts so the trim fits together on out-of-square corners and wavy walls. Get out your miter saw and follow these steps, and you'll ...

  5. 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 .

  6. How to Install Basement Windows and Satisfy Egress Codes

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    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 dark basement, it will provide a safe escape route for you and your family during a fire or other home emergency.

  7. Installing Glass Block Basement Windows

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    We'll show you how to install a preassembled glass block panel for a basement window . This is much easier than installing a traditional window . In fact, it's nearly foolproof. All you need are a few tools and a few hours and you'll be done!

  8. How to Glaze a Window (Single Pane)

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    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.

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Other Articles for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. Single Sash Windows - Know Your Window Styles: 10 Popular Designs - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    Single Sash Windows - There's more to windows than glazing. Learn about the design, history, and practical uses for ten of the most popular styles used in homes today.

  2. Clean Windows - Bob Vila's Blogs

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    FromBobVila.com

    Want to learn how to clean windows ? Many commercial window -cleaning products are available, all of which promise to impart a “streak-free shine.” But we have found that a simple solution—one part white vinegar to two parts water—is perfect when mixed up in a spray bottle.

  3. DIY Window Treatments – 13 Options You Can Make - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    Just as clothes make the man, the right dressings can make all the difference for your windows too. Whether your window overlooks a dramatic vista or merely your own backyard, the view will seem just a little bit sunnier framed by a beautifully designed window treatment. DIY window treatments run ...

  4. Buyer's Guide to Replacement Windows

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    FromBobVila.com

     It's difficult to overstate the importance of windows in home design, not least because they have an impact on ...

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Other Videos for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. Rating Systems for Energy Efficient Windows

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    In this video, Andersen Windows ’ Brian Gunderson talks about the numbers behind energy efficient windows . Numbers can get confusing. Here you’ll learn about rating systems for windows and doors and what you should look for when choosing energy efficient window and door products.

  2. Window Coverings for Kids' Rooms

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    Lauren Jacobsen speaks of window coverings for children's rooms. In these rooms you need something more durable, since when kids open and close the windows , they are not necessarily mindful about the window coverings. The other consideration that has to be taken into account is the color of the window coverings. Children love color.

  3. How to Install a Double Hung Window Conversion Kit

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    In this video, Andersen Windows ’ Brian Gunderson shows you how easy it is to convert older double hung windows to new, more energy efficient windows using a pre-ordered conversion kit to replace older windows with more energy efficient technology.

  4. How to Clean Windows

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    Anthony dispels some myths about cleaning windows .

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Blog Posts

  1. Window Flashing Tape

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    FromA Concord Carpenter

    Flashing A Window Rough Opening Leaks happen!!  The best method to ensure that water leaks do not get in and under  windows is to use window flashing tape.   When combined with a sloped sill, a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  2. Energy Efficient Windows Explained

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    FromCharles and Hudson

    For years I thought windows were windows . When it was too warm we'd draw the shades and if it was too cold we'd make sure the windows were closed tight. But today's windows are available with glass and coatings that can drastically alter the temperature in your home, thereby lowering your energy ...

  3. Laziest Window Header Trim

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    FromAna-White.com

    Maybe we are getting lazier, but I'd like to think we're getting smarter ... Today, we are going to finish out the window and door trim in the Momplex. For the windows , we've already extended the window jambs inward, to cover up the extra thick super energy efficient walls of the Momplex. Now what to do about the trim that goes on top and bottom of the side casing? How are we going to frame the tops and bottoms of the windows ? And the top of all the doorways and closet openings? We choose not to just picture frame the doors and windows on tops and bottoms with casing (45-ing the side casing and adding more casing on top) because it can be very difficult to get 45's exactly right - especially if your window is off square the tiniest bit. And we love a little bit of fanciness for window trim. Source: This Old House But we wanted a simplier method than adding three different pieces of moulding on top of each and every door and window frame, all with mitered returns. So we bought moulding that has the crown and crosshead strip already on it! Now we just have one piece of moulding to install on top of the windows and doorways! We'll also be trimming the bottoms of the windows out the same way. First step, take a measurement and determine how far the mouling should extend beyond the casing. Then we mark the moulding And cut the end at a 45 degree bevel. The other side is also cut at a 45 degree bevel. It will fit under the casing and bottom window jamb extension like this. But we need to finish off those ends with mitered returns. So we cut miterered returns from the moulding - these look complicated but they are really just super short pieces of moulding with one end cut at a 45 degree bevel. And plugged our hot glue gun in. Hot glue is applied to the mitered returns And the mitered returns are placed on ends of the main moulding strip. This finishes out the ends of the headers and aprons in one step! Once the headers are done, we simply nail them to the tops of the windows (and doors). We loved the look of the headers so much, we decided to just do the same thing for the aprons too. You may wish to do your window aprons different if your windows don't have much of a sill on the bottom, but for us and our 12" thick walls - there's no need to do more than make the bottoms look pretty. Of course we'll be painting the window jamb extensions the same color as the trim, but the construction part is done! At least for this window .... on this side of the Momplex ... on this floor .... How do you do your window trim? We'd love to hear about different ways you can trim windows out! read more

  4. Window Jamb Extensions

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    FromAna-White.com

    Remember when we built these guys? And then we stacked foam blocks around them?   And then poured concrete in the foam blocks around the boxes? The walls of the Momplex are almost a foot thick, so we'll need something to extend the window jambs flush to the drywall. We've gone back and forth on what material to use. We considered different composite materials, but because of the potential for water damage due to exteme cold weather condensation (not likely because of the super insulated walls, but were not taking chances), we passed ... We opted not to just drywall the insides of the windows (what fun would that be?) and because drywall isn't good friends with moisture either .... We opted not to slurge on a moisture resitant hardwood (super pricey for these widths) just because we are on a DIY budget, and whatever we do choose is just getting several coats of white paint .... So we choose ...... Yep, plywood. We build furniture and kitchen cabinets out of it ... so why not extend our window jambs with it? And once all the window trim is painted, you'll never know! Well, you'll know 'cause you're awesome and you read this blog, but you won't tell on us, will you? We ripped the plywood into strips the width we'll need the jamb extensions to be. We've done lots of window jamb extensions in the past. Normally, we cut each piece, nail it to the inside of the window rough opening, and then add another. But this time, we decided to try something new and build the entire window jamb extension first, and then as a complete unit, slide it into the window rough opening. So we cut all the window jamb extension pieces first, leaving about 1/4" to allow for shimming and getting the box in there, and drilled pocket holes with our Kreg Jig on the outsides And then just clamped and screwed We kept all the pocket holes to the outside, so they'll be hidden ... Then hauled all the window jamb extensions upstairs. By we, I actually mean the Ram. There are some benefits of being preggers. Once the windows are all hauled upstairs We give the window openings a good cleaning. And then here's the magic moment .... will it fit??? Our meticulous efforts to build everything super square paid off - the window slid right in perfectly! Some of the bigger windows were a little more stubborn But we got them in! The window jamb extensions fit in perfectly, but we'll wait until after we attach the outer trim before nailing them to the framing. It's these little tasks, one by one, that are starting to make the Momplex look more like Mom's home. We are so excited .... just gotta put doors in and we'll be on to trim! XO Ana read more

  5. Marvin Windows & Doors Factory Tour

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    FromCharles and Hudson

    This week I had the pleasure of visiting Warroad, MN which is located on the Lake of the Woods in Northern Minnesota. Marvin Windows and Doors has been in operation here for more than 100 years and I had an opportunity to learn about their rich history as well as tour their window manufacturing ...

  6. Curbly Video Podcast: How to turn an old window into illuminated wall art.

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    FromPosts tagged: window

    I have a thing about windows . Especially barn sash windows , one of which just happened to be lying around. It was too good not to turn into something, so kicked around some ideas and came up with a wall art/light fixture idea and went to work. What we used: an old barn sash window scrap 1" x 3" ...

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