Window How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our window step-by-step tips & ideas.
Pro2Pro Editor, Chris Ermides, decided to upgrade the tattered window screens that came with his house by building new ones
Learn how to safely drill a hole in glass without chipping, cracking, or shattering it to pieces.
Whether you want to secure windows yourself or employ professional security monitoring, you can easily protect your home’s windows with a few simple changes. Keep reading for tips on improving window security and our picks for the best security products for preventing intruders.
In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows an energy-efficient way to insulate old windows
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner fix window sash cords to keep her double hung window in balance
Preparing your house for an impending hurricane or tropical storm? Here’s how to install plywood panels to keep flying debris at bay.
Don’t replace those drafty old windows, here’s how to weatherstrip your double hung windows instead.
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to remove a broken window and replace it.
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva installs a new skylight into an existing roof opening
Window condensation is an ideal breeding ground for mold and mildew. Read this guide to prevent these potentially harmful species from entering your home.
Dealing with scratches on your glass windows? We’ve rounded up 5 methods for removing scratches from glass quickly and easily. Read this guide to learn more.
Sweenor Builders developed a process for trimming out windows that yields tight joints sure to withstand harsh climates
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner trim a window to match the rest of the house
Installing a new skylight into an existing opening with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva.
DIY glass etching is a great way to personal touch to your home. Here are the materials and tools you’ll need for your project.
Dormer windows add light and living space to a roof’s slope. See our pictures that show a variety of style and design ideas.
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows a homeowner several ways to protect windows during a storm.
In this how-to video, learn the correct way to install a waterproof window with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva.
Ready-to-install replacement units give you high performance and good looks with a minimum of fuss
Looking for the best window washing solutions? Follow our DIY window cleaning tips.
Ask This Old House host Kevin O'Connor explains the various parts of a standard double-hung window
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva demonstrates how safety glass breaks differently than traditional plate glass.
General Contractor Jeff Sweenor explains how to use pre-primed, pressure-treated pine for exterior window trim and door casings
If you can feel a breeze around your closed windows, consider these quick-and-easy ways to block drafts. Such stopgap measures eliminate air leaks by sealing sash perimeters from indoors. Come spring, add or replace weatherstripping for a longer-lasting fix
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shims a window that has fallen out of parallel due to improper installation
Windows bring in light, open up horizons, and provide a link to the outside world. These window cleaning tips will make them—and your house—shine
When an errant sash lock mangles a wood window, here’s how to make the damage disappear
Ask This Old House host Kevin O’Connor works with painter Mauro Henrique to demonstrate a masking primer that leaves clean lines on a window
Heat that goes out the window accounts for up to a quarter of heating bills, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. No need to cloak panes in winter woolens (though that might work). Learn how to cover drafty windows with stylish layers instead.