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Choose the Right Window Style for Your Home

Pinpoint the perfect type of window to match your home’s architecture

Hot Weather Tips for Windows

Easy upgrades to keep cool this summer


How to Repair Melted Vinyl Siding

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner solve the mystery of her melted vinyl siding

What's Their Story? Stained-Glass Windows

Learn about what these colorful windows bring to houses

What's Their Story? Iron Window Guards

Learn the history of the embellished security features


How to Install Interior Window Trim

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva installs interior window trim using hand tools

12 Surprising Design Uses for Window Film and Appliqués

Peel and stick this handy material on for utility and decor


New Windows Transform a Historic Victorian Mansion

The Stevens Estate, in North Andover, Massachusetts, gets energy-efficient windows that stay true to the mansion's 1886 Victorian architecture

Norm Abram's Tricks of the Trade IV

TOH compiled the latest and greatest from the master carpenter

How to Make Board-and-Batten Shutters

You can enhance your window openings by buying factory-made pairs or save a bundle by building your own

Enhancing Your Home with Custom Windows and Doors

Use oversized windows and doors, like these from Marvin Windows, to create open spaces for entertaining and gathering, both inside and outside the home


How to Attach Window Boxes to Brick Siding

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to securely fasten outdoor containers to masonry


How to Wash Windows Like a Pro

Quick tips for getting a streak-free shine with window-cleaning expert Garry Jalowka


How to Replace a Window Sash Spring Balancer

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva repairs a window that won't stay open


How to Replace a Door With a Window

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows the proper way to install a new window into an old—and oversized—doorway opening


How to Repair Stuck Sash Windows

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to free a painted-shut window


How to Install Window Casing for Vinyl Siding

Adding window trim with This Old House host Kevin O'Connor


How to Install and Plant Window Boxes

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to properly mount window boxes, and This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shares expert planting tips.


How to Replace a Rotted Windowsill

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares some tricks-of-the-trade for installing a new, long-lasting windowsill


How to Replace the Sash Lock on a Vinyl Window

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to install and swap out broken or missing window security mechanisms

Photoshop Redo: Plain Box Gets Period Charm

Craftsman-inspired upgrades, including a proper front porch, transform a dreary one-story into a cozy bungalow


Increasing Efficiency and Elevating Design With Windows

In a home filled with glass, windows, like these classics from Marvin Windows, are critical both for design and efficiency

How to Install a Skylight

TOH general contractor Tom Silva shows how new designs and better flashing make for a watertight roof window


Making Modern Windows Work in a Historic Home

The trick to renovating a historic home is to use replacement windows with authentic period details, like Marvin Windows

How to Build a PVC Window Box

PVC boards offer the look of painted wood plus protection from the elements

How to Build a Window Cornice

Use poplar boards and primed-pine crown molding to create a custom wood valance

6 Tips on Shopping for Vinyl Windows

Properly installed vinyl windows can deliver major energy savings—and a look that's convincingly like wood. Here, five things to hunt for in a quality unit

Photoshop Redo: Layering a Ranch With Cottage Charm

A handsome pergola-topped porch gives the eye—and visitors— good reason to linger

Budget Fixes for Drafty Windows

Dealing with drafty windows and doors this winter? Keeping your home warm doesn’t have to come at a high price, thanks to these easy-to-do fixes.

12 Fall Fix-Ups That Pay You Back

Save yourself thousands in future repair, maintenance, and energy costs by not leaving these minor problems to get out of hand

Is it Worth It? Honeycomb Shades

With these draft-blockers, it's a breeze to cozy up your hive. Two twists on the classic now promise better-than-ever energy savings


How to Build and Install Window Boxes

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares quick tips for building beautiful window boxes