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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • How to Replace a Casement Window Crank Operator

    Don't replace your casement window if it won't open or shut completely. You can usually replace a bad crank in an hour, and have it…

  • Restore Old Windows and Doors: Revive the Finish

    It's easy to fix the finish on windows when it begins to flake and fade. Scraping, sanding and restaining will only take about one hour. And…

  • How to Avoid and Remove Window Condensation

    We'll show you how to deal with the familiar problem of condensation on windows in the winter. The article explains common sources of…

  • How to Replace Insulating Glass

    Don’t put up with foggy or cracked double pane windows. You can replace them yourself and save the major cost of professional repair. We…

  • Repair a Torn Fiberglass Screen

    We'll show you a DIY fix for a torn window screen. It's fast, inexpensive and easy to do yourself. So stop dealing with the insects that…

  • Fixing the Lift Cord on a Miniblind

    Replace worn cords on miniblinds, pleated shades and other slatted blinds before they fall apart. Use our quick restringing system to simplify…

  • 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.

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