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.
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.
Watch Kevin O’Connor and Building Science expert Christine Williamson discuss the key strategies to an air-tight installation that manages water.
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
To let the sun shine into this basement, the crew needed a really big saw
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.
If your basement includes habitable space, it is required to have a means of egress for safe escape. Here’s how we chose the right doors and window wells for the luxuriously outfitted basement at the TOH 2018 Idea House.
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 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
Because windows and doors are constantly exposed to various weather conditions and moisture, wood rot can be an issue for homeowners everywhere. Here’s how an innovative treatment process produces virtually worry-free windows and doors.
New or replacements? Double-pane or casements? Here are a few styles and materials to consider to help you choose the right windows for your home.
Stronger than vinyl, more affordable than clad wood, they stand out for their strength, low upkeep, and good looks
When an errant sash lock mangles a wood window, here’s how to make the damage disappear
Front-facing gables, a mix of siding, and Craftsman-style details make an unremarkable home into a standout
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
In Kevin O’Connor’s fifth Detroit photo album, we get an up-close view of the windows, leaded glass treasures with stained glass crests.
Windows are essential to the design (or redesign) of any home. In this video, an architect explains how proper siting and design decisions can affect window choice and placement
Contractor Charlie Silva shares the three most important aspects homeowners should consider when choosing windows
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.