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Exterior Doors & Windows

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    Stylish PVC Window and Door Trim

    Royal Building Products teamed up with a popular designer to develop this series of affordable wind- and door-surround trim packages.

     
  • Prefinished Bulkhead

    Powder-coat finishes are more durable and chip-resistant than paint, so it was a smart move on Bilco's part to start offering a factory-applied polyester powder-coat finish as an option for its Classic Series steel basement doors.

     
  • 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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