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The Passive House Build, Part Five: Installing High-Performance Windows The Passive House Build, Part Five: Installing High-Performance Windows Online Membership Required

By far the weakest link in a Passive House, windows must be installed perfectly

Enchanted Entrance
Enchanted Entrance

Blower-Door Testing
Blower-Door TestingOnline Membership Required

Get ready: Airtightness requirements are part of the 2012 building and energy code

Tailgate: Susan Marvin, Window Manufacturer
Tailgate: Susan Marvin, Window Manufacturer

Keeping a labor force intact was one strategy a family business used to survive the recession by thinking about the future.

New Window in an Old Opening
New Window in an Old OpeningOnline Membership Required

A leak-free installation depends on compatible materials and multiple layers of defense

Build Like a Pro: How to Make a Decorative Window Cap Flashing
Video: Build Like a Pro: How to Make a Decorative Window Cap FlashingOnline Membership Required

Go beyond the basics: A few additional bends of your copper piece turn this functional window cap flashing into a decorative detail

Soldering copper cap flashing
Soldering copper cap flashing

A pro shows how he shapes and solders copper cap flashing, a window's first line of defense against water

Simplify Door Installation
Video: Simplify Door Installation

A carpenter demonstrates how he uses a jig to measure a door's jamb legs with speed and accuracy

Plumb Perfect Prehung Doors
Plumb Perfect Prehung DoorsOnline Membership Required

Believe it or not, you need the level only once, and that’s before you ever touch the door

Jigs for jambs (and other door-hanging advice)
Jigs for jambs (and other door-hanging advice)

Measuring and cutting jigs make for fast, accurate, sturdy door-hanging

There's a Better Way: Plywood Sheet-Metal Brake
Video: There's a Better Way: Plywood Sheet-Metal Brake

Give your brake a break with this improvised custom-flashing device

Plywood sheet-metal brake
Tip: Plywood sheet-metal brake

Stop Drafts With a Drop-Down Door SealOnline Membership Required

This hidden mechanism retracts when the door is open and eliminates the need for a bulky threshold

Installing and Flashing Windows Correctly
Installing and Flashing Windows Correctly

If you don’t include housewrap, use a sill pan, and flash the flanges, the work is far from watertight.

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