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All About Storm Windows

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.

Window Replacement Cost Guide 2021

Whether you want to replace your home’s windows for an affordable price or you’re looking to upgrade for better functionality and energy efficiency, the This Old House Reviews team has got you covered. 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.

3 Day Blinds Review (2021)

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.

Renewal by Andersen Review (2021)

In this Renewal by Andersen review, we examine the company’s services, cost, reputation, and more.

Best Window Air Conditioners of 2021

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.

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Bringing the Outside In with Marvin’s Skycove

This Old House carpenter Nathan Gilbert explains a few features of Marvin’s Skycove window.

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How to Trim an Interior Window

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner trim a window to match the rest of the house

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How to Replace a Broken Windowpane

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva replaces a broken pane in a basement window

How to Drill Through Glass

Learn how to safely drill a hole in glass without chipping, cracking, or shattering it to pieces.

The Surprising Benefits of Skylights

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.  

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How to Replace a Leaking Skylight

Installing a new skylight into an existing opening with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva.

Planning Window Placement

We share what to do (and not to do) when deciding where to place windows on your house.

Window Design with Elegance and Efficiency

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.

What You Need to Etch Glass Easily

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.

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S19 E5: All About Windows

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.

How to Install Blinds

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.

How to Seal Old Windows

Don’t replace those drafty old windows, here’s how to weatherstrip your double hung windows instead.

5 Types of Weather Stripping Material

A guide to help you select of the best material to use for weather stripping your doors or windows.

All About Window Tinting

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.

How to Open a Painted Shut Window

In this how-to video, free a stuck window with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva.

How to Board Up Windows for Hurricane

How to install plywood panels to keep flying debris at bay.

Dormer Window Ideas

Dormer windows add light and living space to a roof’s slope. See our pictures that show a variety of style and design ideas.

View of palm trees blowing in the wind outside the window.
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How to Choose Hurricane Window Covers

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows a homeowner several ways to protect windows during a storm.

5 Easy Ways to Remove Scratches from a Glass Window

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.

Velux Sun Tunnel Skylights

Learn how to "live lighter" with this cost-effective, energy-efficient, and simple-to-install skylight option from VELUX.

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Waterproof Window Installation

In this how-to video, learn the correct way to install a waterproof window with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva.

How to Replace a Window

Ready-to-install replacement units give you high performance and good looks with a minimum of fuss

How to Clean Windows Like a Pro

Looking for the best window washing solutions? Follow our DIY window cleaning tips.

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How To Install a Window Sash Replacement Kit

Tom Silva teaches three apprentices from our Generation NEXT program how to install a window sash replacement kit.

How to Install an Egress Window

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.

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Window and Door Installation Master Class | Pro2Pro LIVE

Watch Kevin O’Connor and Building Science expert Christine Williamson discuss the key strategies to an air-tight installation that manages water.

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How to Properly Install a Window | Pro2Pro

Watch Tom Silva teach two apprentices how to correctly hang a flanged window.