Windows and Doors

JLC Field Guide: Windows and Doors

Quality windows and doors can increase comfort and home value more than almost any other exterior feature. But the impacts on building performance can be harsh if you don't get the water, air and thermal detailing right.

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Windows and Doors Featured Articles

Rx For Wood Windows - Preventing Paint Failure
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Rx For Wood Windows - Preventing Paint Failure

To prevent paint failure, make sure wood windows are properly flashed, prepped,... More

Installing Full-Frame Replacement Windows
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Installing Full-Frame Replacement Windows

A window and door specialist from Chicago shares fast and efficient installation... More

Leaky Basement Windows
Flashing Recessed Windows
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Flashing Recessed Windows

Lessons in how to avoid costly mistakes when waterproofing complex window openings More

Installing Flanged Windows: Two Strategies Compared (Part 2)
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Installing Flanged Windows: Two Strategies Compared (Part 2)

Gene Summy provides tips on a proper AMAA “A-1” method flashing installation More

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Windows and Doors Instruction

Recessed Windows – A Foolproof Install Method
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Fixing Ghost Doors

There's nothing supernatural about it. More

Working with Flexible Flashing
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Working with Flexible Flashing

If you need to make a custom window or door sill pan, or flash a pipe, wire, or... More

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The Best Way to Finish an Exterior Wooden Door

Exterior doors take a beating from both frequent use and the elements. Here's how to provide a lasting clear finish on an exterior door. More

Installing Windows in a Deep Wall
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Installing Windows in a Deep Wall

Double stud walls that allow for higher R-values of insulation create particular... More

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