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  • Creating New Spaces with Windows and Doors

    Take the next step beyond simple replacement windows and doors to increase the livability and appeal of your home, inside and out.

  • How to Trim Out a Window

    You don't have to be a professional carpenter to trim out a window with perfect miters on every corner. Watch, learn and add trimming a window…

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • How to Replace a Door or Window Screen

    If you have a damaged window or door screen, The Family Handyman expert, Rick Muscoplat, will show you how to make a simple repair.

  • Shortening Horizontal Window Blinds

    Horizontal blinds that are too long look bad, but also create a serious safety hazard for young children. Fortunately, shortening them is…

  • How to Install Vinyl Replacement Windows

    If you have basic tools and skills you can install your own vinyl replacement windows and save hundreds of dollars in installation…

  • 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…

  • Prevent Window Leaks with Proper Window Installation

    New or replacement windows can be made completely watertight with just a little extra effort by properly installing the sill pan, house wrap and…

  • 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…

  • How to Plan Egress Windows

    Egress windows provide emergency exits in case of fire. We tell you how big they should be and where you need them in your home. If your…

  • Heat Reducing Window Film

    Install special window films to reduce heat gain from sunlight or reduce heat loss in cold weather. It's a quick and easy task.

  • Installing Glass Block Basement Windows

    We'll show you how to install a preassembled glass block panel for a basement window. This is much easier than installing a traditional…

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