Windows & Doors

Aug 18 2018

Roof framing, window options, and a mechanical advantage add up to lower bills and a higher quality home

Aug 7 2018

Thickening the edge with a quarter-inch strip brings the trim back to the door jamb while spanning the rain screen WRB

Aug 1 2018

Low-e coatings screen infrared heat from moving through the glass, either inward, outward, or both

May 28 2018

Getting silicone to stick to the window and not your finger


Apr 26 2018

Doors are like eyes, or maybe mouths. They tell you a lot about who's inside. Would you want to walk in and get to know them? 


Apr 18 2018

Use a level ledger board below, and work from the outer edges to the center capstone above

Apr 2 2018

When window replacement is not the best option, you can tighten up old windows with weatherstripping

Mar 14 2018

Paint-on waterproofing membrane, physics, and forethought protect an old window—and allow future maintenance—while sealing a big hole in a wet and windy wall

Feb 23 2018

Water often finds its way into holes in the wall. It is your job to help it get out.

Feb 1 2018

Pop it off, unscrew the stops, swap the glass and repeat in reverse.—fast, tight, and good-looking

Jan 29 2018

It turns out, 5/8 plywood is about the best window insurance you can buy


Jan 22 2018

Putting a window in the hole means sealing around the edges, too

Jan 15 2018

Rather than cover the joint between drywall and door frame, celebrate the gap with an architectural reglet

Jan 2 2018

Pre-hung doors are not pre-plumb, pre-level, or pre-square, That is your job

Nov 11 2017

In this video, the robotic 'narrator' asks multiple questions about construction innovations of the near future.

Nov 7 2017

The general idea of installing windows is to plug the big hole that you just cut in the wall.

Nov 5 2017

Solid construction means solid performance.

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