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Exterior Doors & Windows

  • Vinyl Replacement Windows

    Simonton says its Asure vinyl replacement windows let in more sunlight and less moisture.

     
  • Replacing 18th-Century Windows in an Historic Stone House (Subscriber content)

    Threaded rod and epoxy secure the replacement windows in this historic stone building.

     
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    It's All in the Name: DAP Spec Line

    DAP's new labeling technique makes choosing the right adhesive or sealant easy.

     
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    New Species: Masonite AvantGuard Fiberglass Doors in Cherry

    A new cherry finish expands available options for the AvantGuard line of fiberglass entry doors.

     
  • Coastal Techniques: Aluminum Flashing

     
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    Need a Lift? Kolbe & Kolbe Ultra Series TerraSpan Lift & Slide Doors

    Even with panels as large as 6x10 feet, TerraSpan doors are wind- and impact-rated for storm-prone areas.

     
  • Tightening a House When Replacing the Siding (Subscriber content)

    I don't think my client was planning on an energy retrofit when he first talked to me about repairing and repainting the shingle siding on his 120-year-old Massachusetts home.

     
  • Open-Joint Siding (Subscriber content)

    In the Seattle area, where I work, we get a lot of rain. From the mid-90s to the mid-2000s, there were many high-profile cases of water damage caused by improperly detailed siding, mostly on condos and other multifamily housing.

     
  • Tightening A House Shell From The Outside

    Our construction company recently completed a major remodel and energy retrofit of a split-level home in northern Vermont.

     
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    Insulating With Exterior Spray Foam (Subscriber content)

    Closed-cell foam acts as air-sealing, insulation, and secondary drainage plane in this unique home.

     
  • A-Series Double-Hung, Picture and Circle Top Specialty Fixed Windows - Canvas Color, Colonial and Custom Grilles, Flat Exterior Trim with Cornice - Black,

    Andersen Exterior Trim System

    Quickly installs on the company's A-Series, 400 Series, and 200 Series windows.

     
  • Weathertight Windows

    How a wet-climate builder details the layers to keep out the rain.

     
  • Folding Patio Door

    Andersen's new Folding Patio Door has an unusual top-hung design that allows its panels fold up and out the way easily.

     
  • Molded Urethane Window Shutters

    Fypon has added to its line of molded urethane window shutters and now offers more than 140 options, including louvered, raised-panel, two- and three-board plank styles, and Three Board shutters in rectangular and arch-top versions.

     
  • Fiberglass Window Frames

    Fiberglass windows are stronger than vinyl, insulate better than aluminum, and cost less than solid wood, say manufacturers.

     
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    Window on the Past

    As part of a recent restoration project, my partner and I were hired to restore an elaborate triangular window in the gable end of 150-year-old Howden Hall in Bristol, Vt. The problem was, there was no actual window left to restore; all we had for reference was an old sepia postcard.

     
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    Rescuing a Manufactured-Stone Wall

    A properly flashed water-resistant drainage plane is essential when installing stone veneer over a wood-framed wall.

     
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    Simple Sill Pans

    You already flash around doors and windows; you should be flashing under them, too.

     
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    A Roof Full of Windows

    Precise framing, peel-and-stick membrane, and metal flashings ensure a leakproof job.

     
  • Does the Size of a Rain-Screen Gap Matter?

    Q: Rain-screen wall assemblies seem like a good idea for protecting wood siding and paint, but they can create headaches when it comes to resolving door, window, and other trim details. Wider gaps mean that doors and windows would need jamb extensions, as well as screening to keep bugs out. But...

     
 
 
 
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