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Refurbishing Old Double-Hung Windows -  Part One

Refurbishing Old Double-Hung Windows - Part One

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Windows built 50 to 100 years ago often were constructed from woods that are no longer available. So it makes sense to refurbish them when they get tired.

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Flashing A Recessed Window using Liquid Tyvek

Flashing A Recessed Window using Liquid Tyvek

Flashing a recessed window is tricky, this new product from DuPont Tyvek called Fluid Applied (Liquid Tyvek!) makes the process much simpler. In this jobsite video we will take you through the steps to form a water tight, air tight, and vapor permeable window install.

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Installing Commercial Windows In A Residence - Best Practice

Installing Commercial Windows In A Residence - Best Practice

I love the look of Modern Architecture, but these modern details involving no overhangs & commercial windows require a lot of fore thought on the part of the builder. In this video I'll show you the Best Practice Install for Commercial Windows in Residential Construction.

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PODCAST: Air-Tight Window Installation

PODCAST: Air-Tight Window Installation

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Windows represent the biggest potential holes in the building envelope. Think about it: the rough openings are just big holes — until you actually plug the opening with a window.

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Notes from the Pacific Coast Builders Show

Notes from the Pacific Coast Builders Show

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A look at the show's best and worst offerings

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Are Replacement Windows a Waste of Money?

Are Replacement Windows a Waste of Money?

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Some research suggests that they are.

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GREEN BUILDING TIP: Pick Windows That Dont Waste

GREEN BUILDING TIP: Pick Windows That Don't Waste

Windows with internal grills are more energy efficient than divided lite windows

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Pollenproof Screens

Pollenproof Screens

With openings that are significantly smaller than those on conventional screening, PollenTec screening can block between 90% and 99% of common allergy-causing pollens such as birch and ragweed, according to a manufacturer-sponsored study.

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Hammering away at housewrap

Hammering away at housewrap

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Proper housewrap installation is critical to the historic-house project I’m working on. First, as a secondary drainage plane, the housewrap will help to ensure that any water that finds its way behind the siding will not get into the framing lumber, and second. . .

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Calling all window experts: Suggestions, please!

Calling all window experts: Suggestions, please!

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One of the most cost-effective energy upgrades to an existing house is replacing the old windows. Not only do replacements provide more insulation, but their installation also...

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