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  • Open-Joint Siding

    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.

  • Smooth Window Replacement

    In this article I'll describe the method I use to install replacement windows - a method developed over 15 years and hundreds of windows.

  • Combining Two Condos

    Real estate is scarce in Hoboken, N.J., so a few years ago our client decided to double his family's living space by buying the condo next door to his own and connecting the two units.

  • Ventilating Acrylic-Block Windows

    US Block Windows' operable acrylic-block windows provide the appearance and privacy features of conventional glass blocks - but they open and close.

  • No-Distortion Foam Window Sealer

    TriggerFoam Pro Window & Door Foam will not disfigure window and door frames when it expands, says the maker.

  • See-Through Shutters

    According to its maker, the Armor Screen Fabric Hurricane Protection System defends windows from flying debris as effectively as plywood but installs and packs away much more easily.

  • Andersen Exterior Trim System

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

  • Which Window Area Ratio Is Better?

    Q: I've seen window glazing area recommendations for energy-efficient houses stated in two ways: as a percentage of conditioned square footage and as a percentage of exterior wall area. Which is most useful, and why?

  • Weathertight Windows

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

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