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Windows & Doors
Window banks need to line up neatly for the trim to work out. Foam walls add the extra possibility of compressing the backing. So there's that.
Three videos covering the step by step process for flashing, installing, and airsealing an in-betweenie window in a Passive House Retrofit
The final step: center it in the opening, and seal the perimeter
Flashing an In-Betweenie window is a lot like flashing an Innie or an Outie, only it is somewhere in between
How to install pan flashing and jamb flashing on a window opening in a wall that will be thickened with 4 inches of foam—using regular, non-stretch peel-and-stick flashing tape.
From extension jambs to mullions, begin with the biggest piece and work to the smallest
Surfaces and subsurfaces are on the same team, remember?
Installing German windows in a masonry block building with beautiful copper roofing details.
If you need to replace windows that are old, inefficient, leaky, or painted shut, maybe even rotted, this video’s for you
How to replace bifold doors with bypass doors (and make them look good in the process.)
How to frame the conversation with customers to clarify which information is most relevant to their window choice.
The complete video collection on insulating, air sealing, and installing windows in a superinsulated sunroom addition in Wayland, MA
Historically, shutters were used for protection and light management. These shutters do both at the same time.
Sash and jamb liners may make sense if the existing window frame is level, square, and in very good shape.