Window How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our window step-by-step tips & ideas.
General contractor Tom Silva takes host Kevin O’Connor through the causes of wood rot, how to avoid it, and what to do when it occurs.
Window condensation is an ideal breeding ground for mold and mildew. Read this guide to prevent these potentially harmful species from entering your home.
Learn how to safely drill a hole in glass without chipping, cracking, or shattering it to pieces.
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.
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.
Watch Tom Silva teach two apprentices how to correctly hang a flanged window.
Pro2Pro Editor, Chris Ermides, decided to upgrade the tattered window screens that came with his house by building new ones
Sweenor Builders developed a process for trimming out windows that yields tight joints sure to withstand harsh climates
Ask This Old House host Kevin O'Connor explains the various parts of a standard double-hung window
How a smart alternative to window replacement saves energy, reduces noise, and preserves the architectural integrity of two TOH TV Project Houses.
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva replaces a broken pane in a basement window
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner fix window sash cords to keep her double hung window in balance
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner trim a window to match the rest of the house
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to remove a broken window and replace it.
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
Don’t replace those drafty old windows, here’s how to weatherstrip your double hung windows instead.
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
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner give his antique window a lift by installing new sash balancers.
Pinpoint the perfect type of window to match your home’s architecture
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva installs a new skylight into an existing roof opening
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows a homeowner several ways to protect windows during a storm.
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner solve the mystery of her melted vinyl siding
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva installs interior window trim using hand tools
You can enhance your window openings by buying factory-made pairs or save a bundle by building your own
Use oversized windows and doors, like these from Marvin Windows, to create open spaces for entertaining and gathering, both inside and outside the home