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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

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

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.

Window Installation Done Right
Window Installation Done Right

Doing everything to ensure a leakproof job? If you don’t include the housewrap, use a sill pan, and flash the flanges, the work is far from watertight.

New Life for Old Double-Hung WindowsOnline Membership Required

With new weatherstripping, weights, pulleys, and ropes, you can improve performance without compromising historical authenticity

A flat-seam copper roof for a bay window
A flat-seam copper roof for a bay window

When installed properly, this centuries-old roofing can last a lifetime

A Basement Bedroom Demands an Egress WindowOnline Membership Required

Providing natural light, fresh air, and a code-compliant exit can be the most important aspect of any basement remodel

Get the Right Replacement Windows
Get the Right Replacement Windows

They're a big investment with a big potential payoff. Here's what you need to know about types, warranties, comfort, and installation.

Restoring Window Sashes

Yes, they're worth fixing. Those old windows were built better (and from better wood) than anything you can buy today.

Q & A: Basement egress

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