Windows

Draft dodger or draft snake by door.

How to Make a Draft Dodger for Doors and Windows

As the weather turns colder, drafts creeping in under doors and windowsills can really add to your heating bills. A draft dodger or draft snake helps seal out drafts and is an easy DIY project. Read on to find out how to make one for your home.

Learn More »


Room with many windows and no curtains letting sunlight through

How to Reduce Damage from Sunlight in Windows

There are several ways to reduce heat and UV rays through windows, including window film and Low-E coatings. Watch this video to find out more.

Watch Video »


Door with obscure glass decorative panel

Innovative New Doors and Windows for Your Home

There were a number of innovative new doors and windows on display at the 2011 International Builder’s Show including decorative obscure glass doors, acrylic block windows, hinged door sidelights, and patio doors with blinds. Watch this video to find out more.

Watch Video »


Pressing glazier’s points into the window sash to hold the glass pane in place.

Replacing a Broken Window Pane

Replacing a single pane glass window on your home isn’t hard, if you know how. Watch this video to find out how to replace a broken window pane on your home.

Watch Video »


Replacing a Torn Window Screen

Replacing the screen wire in a window screen that has become damaged or torn isn’t difficult to do. Watch this video to find out how to replace a window screen on your home.

Watch Video »


Window unit being set in place on Kuppersmith Project house

Installing Insulated Windows on the Kuppersmith Project House

To improve energy efficiency and reduce maintenance on the Kuppersmith Project house, the drafty old windows were replaced with insulated glass, aluminum clad, wood frame windows. A special tape was applied around each window reduce air infiltration before the siding was applied. Watch this video to find out more.

Watch Video »


Unsticking a Wood Window in Your Home

Wood windows can become stuck over time due to a build up of paint or caulking between the window sash and frame. Watch this video to find out how to unstick wood windows easily without damaging.

Watch Video »


Installing the window perch

How to Make a Window Perch for Your Cat

Cats often enjoy sitting in a window to observe their surroundings, but it can be hard for a cat to perch comfortably on a narrow window stool. Watch this video to see how I replaced the existing window stool with a wider shelf to provide a cozy place for a cat to relax.

Watch Video »