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Exterior Doors & Windows

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    Guidelines for Bay Windows

    A bay window relates to an exterior wall in much the same way that a dormer relates to a primary roof. Like a dormer, a bay window captures extra space and daylight for the primary volume. Also like a dormer, it can enliven an exterior elevation. If formed, scaled, and positioned appropriately, it...

     
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    Innovative Products 2005

    Our annual pick of products designed to help you work smarter, faster, and better.

     
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    Flashing A Flanged Window

    A few minutes of time and a few dollars of materials can prevent expensive headaches.

     
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    Air blocker; quick frieze; decking; exterior doors; ventilation

     
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    Small-parts packer; vinyl siding; patio doors; outdoor living

     
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    Speccing Windows in High-Wind Zones

    In regions vulnerable to wind-borne debris and hurricane-force winds, the code offers more than one way for coastal builders to comply with new impact-resistance rules.

     
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    Dormers by Design

    Some of the most appealing interior spaces are those created under a roof that has been sensitively fitted with dormers. Nestled at treetop level, these spaces are formed by the sloped, sheltering surfaces of the primary roof and the walls of the dormers, which admit daylight.

     
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    Weatherstripping Existing Windows

    A California remodeler tells how he retrofits weatherstripping on existing wood windows for sound and thermal insulation.

     
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    Making Windows Fit

    It's easy to get carried away with window placement in a house design and end up with a jumbled-looking facade. This article illustrates some simple guidelines for making windows compatible with the other elements of a house.

     
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    Vibrant vinyl, inswing french doors, fire-stopping foam; exterior trim; water heaters; surface protection

     
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    Doing Vinyl Right

    When it comes to giving vinyl an authentic period look, the right details make all the difference.

     
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    Running a Production Trim Business

    An interior trim carpenter whose company specializes in servicing large national builders tells how to produce a high-quality interior finish quickly and efficiently.

     
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    Exterior Trim for Period Homes

    A New England builder tells how he takes advantage of shop-made trim and panelized walls to build authentic reproduction homes that can be shipped and erected anywhere.

     
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    Water-Managed Wall Systems

    No siding is waterproof, and windows can leak. So we need a backup system, and building scientist Joseph Lstiburek has the details.

     
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    By Design: Window Placement Inside and Out

    Window placement inside and out

     
  • By Design: Rethinking the Bay Window

    Rethinking the bay window

     
  • A Simple Kitchen Bay Window

    A box-bay window placed at counter height makes it possible to run the countertop right into the bay and bring the outdoors in.

     
  • Q&A: Vinyl Trim for Bay Windows

    Q: What is the best vinyl trim detail to use on the wide angles of bay windows? The house in question does not have enough room at the corners to use a vinyl outside corner piece, which would be too wide. Is it acceptable to use a piece of inside corner t

     
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    Vinyl siding for that log cabin look; interchangeable hitch balls; round shower; platform hoist for roof shingles; stable saw stand; more

     
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    On-site welding kit; safer worklight; joint compound accelerator; decorative exterior woodwork; ready-made shingle panels and corners; colored caulk; more

     
 
 
 
JLC Field Guide to Decking