Are windows the eyes of a home, or a gateway to its soul?
Windows & Doors
Some original bones and mashed up meat make a door whose secret is safe
Anchor the frame to the floor and reinforce hinge locations with frame anchors, otherwise, it's just plumb, level, and square.
A collection of five videos on a Passive House Retrofit in Sharon, CT (climate zone 5) executed by Ben Bogie, Built to Last, LLC
Sidewalk snapshots of South American door hardware
18 videos on hardware, screws, and designs that deceive the eye
Three words: peel, stick, repeat
The go-to tool for extracting hard-to-remove nails, and when minimal damage is important.
Recessed into thick layers of insulation, innie windows are protected from the weather
A thermal break and solid backing puts the window on the outer face of a thick wall. Now, there's room on the inside window sill for cats and bowling trophies
This critical element is often omitted from window installation
Sealing the layers—and overlapping them right—is how high performance building gets done
UPDATED (again!) with more doors of Ecuador
Windows cannot rest on the foam, so they hang from wood bucks
Use expensive stretch tape for the tricky parts and regular non-stretch tape for the rest of the window flashing