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Installing new windows in an old home is a popular home-improvement project. Brick walls, like the ones in this Project House video series, can seriously complicate window installations and confuse even the most experienced builders. That's why we've enlisted remodeler Mike Sloggatt, who has thirty years experience working on brick houses, to show us how to assess the situation and do the job right.
In this video series, Mike will demonstrate how to:
Assess the condition of the existing window and measure for an insert window (now playing)
Shim, level, and fasten the insert window (now playing)
Air-seal between the new unit and the jamb of the original window, plus install interior and exterior trim (now playing)
Mike decided that an insert was right for this job. Sometimes you will need to do a more-challenging complete replacement. Mike will teach you that entire process in an upcoming series.
Remodeler Mike Sloggatt starts this tricky remodeling project by carefully removing old trim and measuring for a new window
This video series features step-by-step instructions for a leak-free, energy-efficient window replacement.
In this video series, Mike Guertin takes us through all of the choices and steps that you’ll need to install leak-free windows in a wall sheathed with foam insulation. Most of the details apply for doors too.
Redundant flashings and attention to detail keep out air and waterby Mike Sloggatt
They’re one of the most important—and expensive—parts of a house. We help you sort through the materials, styles, and ratings that will influence your choice.by Sean Groom
Installing Doors and WindowsTechniques for Trouble-Free Installation
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