Window Repair

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

Stop Window Drafts and Door Drafts to Save Energy

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.

Window Repair projects

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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 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…

  • 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…

  • Repair a Rear Window Defogger

    Fix your rear auto window defogger quickly and easily with an inexpensive repair kit. No special skills needed.

  • 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…

  • How to Repair Jalousie Windows

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

  • Why Insulated Window Glass Fogs

    The seals on insulated glass windows occasionally fail, allowing moist air between the glass panes, where it condenses. This article explains…

  • How to Fix a Double-Hung Window

    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…

  • Windshield Washer Repair

    Windshield washers are fairly reliable. When they fail, it's usually the result of a clogged nozzle or a dead pump. Here's how to…