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  • Hard to Open Windows

    If you have hard to open casement windows, follow these simple steps and make your windows crank open and shut like they did when they were new.

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Easy Power Window Repair

    A broken power window can be an expensive repair, but if you have basic auto repair tools and access to an online service manual you can fix it…

  • How to Repair Old Windows

    Learn how to fix common casement window problems. Free up a sticking window, replace a broken crank operator or sagging hinge, even replace an…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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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