Carpenter Nathan Gilbert helps a pair of homeowners provide safe passage to the backyard for their children by replacing a double window with a sliding patio door and building a beautiful, low-maintenance deck.
General contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner replace a cracked piece of glass, restoring her window’s looks and energy efficiency.
No one likes looking at foggy, milky windows. Whether it’s active moisture between the panes or the residue left behind from the latest flare-up, fogged windows not only detract from your home’s curb appeal, but they could even be an indication of an energy-efficiency problem. Luckily, you don’t have to live with murky windows. They’re totally fixable, and here is how you can bring your windows back from the mist.
General contractor Tom Silva teams up with window restoration Alison Hardy to help a homeowner deal with repairing the original window in a Victorian home.
A specialized cleaner can remove dirt and grime from your windows. Here are the top window cleaners available on Amazon.
A good window cover will prevent your home from getting too bright and offer privacy. Here are our top picks for the best blinds.
Remove dirt and grime from any glass surface with a high-quality cleaner. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best glass cleaners on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
In this DIY Smarts project, This Old House carpenter Nathan Gilbert and landscape contractor Jenn Nawada build and plant custom window boxes for a colorful touch of curb appeal.
In an expansive workshop on the North Shore of Massachusetts, Alison Hardy—a.k.a. the Window Woman of New England—and her small team of skilled workers are meticulously restoring dozens of weathered, century-old sashes.
Home technology expert Ross Trethewey and carpenter Nathan Gilbert share some cost-effective ways to seal and insulate existing windows without replacing them.
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.
Window air conditioners keep your home at a cool temperature during the summer months. To learn more about your air conditioning options, read our review below on the best window air conditioners. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
Preserve nice, wood windows—or just save on the cost of replacement—while boosting energy efficiency and reducing noise transmission with the newest generation of storm windows.
This Old House carpenter Nathan Gilbert explains a few features of Marvin’s Skycove window.
In this guide, we’ll take a look at some average price ranges for different types of windows and framing materials to help you plan your window replacement.
At the 2021 Modern Barnhouse, the design is starting to come to life. One of the key elements of this Scandinavian-inspired home is the windows, which will highlight the unique beauty of the property. See how Sierra Pacific Windows helped frame the entire end walls with windows to help bring the natural light directly into the space.
Learn how to safely drill a hole in glass without chipping, cracking, or shattering it to pieces.
Skylights are designed to bring more natural light into the home, and they can dramatically up the wow factor in any room. But beyond the aesthetic benefits, skylights offer real health benefits, too.
When you’re shopping for new window treatments like blinds or shutters, choose a company with great products and customer service. In this 3 Day Blinds review, we examine what the company has to offer to help you determine if its products are right for you.
When it came to restoring our 1890 Shingle-style Cape Ann home to its former glory, both the designer and architect at SV Design knew that the windows were critical to the home’s architecture. Working with the homeowner’s vision to create a lighter and brighter space, they chose Marvin to bring the view of the outside in with new windows and doors, as well as retain the integrity of the home’s design, and provide the efficiency and technology to make the home comfortable.
In this special episode of Ask This Old House, Tom Silva and Kevin O’Connor explain everything you need to know about using, installing, maintaining and repairing a window.
Blinds are a great way to add privacy to your home. Read this step-by-step guide to learn the best ways to install various types of blinds on your home’s windows.
In this Renewal by Andersen review, we examine the company’s services, cost, reputation, and more.
Window tinting is a sub-section of a broader category of window upgrades more accurately called "window film". While some tint, others offer no tint or privacy but do increase impact resistance. Read on to learn if adding tint to your home’s windows is worth it, as well as the methods for installation, types of tint available, and more.
See how Marvin let the light and ocean views into Season 41’s Westerly House.
Here’s how we flooded our coastal Idea House with an abundance of natural light and fresh air.
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.
Tom Silva teaches three apprentices from our Generation NEXT program how to install a window sash replacement kit.
Although basement and attic conversions differ in many ways, they share a common and critical component: the egress window. Read on to learn the things to consider before installing an egress window in your lower level or basement.