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

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Rx For Wood Windows - Preventing Paint Failure

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

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Installing Full-Frame Replacement Windows

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

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Custom Garage Doors Built to Last

How veteran carpenter Dale Diamond used Festool Domino joinery to build elegant,... More

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Building a High-Performance Window Wall

Large triple-glazed windows create an energy-efficient alternative to traditional... More

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Rot-Proof Window Sill Retrofit

Manny Silva explains how to replace a rotted wood window sill with one fabricated... More

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Windows and Doors Instruction

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A Remodeler's Guide to Basement Egress

Before converting a basement to living space, be sure you can meet the... More

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Replacing a Rot-damaged Window Casing

Instead of installing exterior window trim one piece at a time, it’s more... More

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Rules for Window-Seat Glass

Do building codes require tempered glass for windows that are located above a... More

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How to Case an Inset Window in a Well-Insulated Wall

Two exterior trim strategies for doors and windows that are set toward the... More

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