Surgical Repair of a Rotten Sill, Trim and Siding. By Matt Weber
By Clint C. Thomas, Esq. Photography by Zoe Thomas Window glass breaks. It breaks for a variety of reasons. Broken windows can be the result of storm damage, a careless child with a ball, vandalism, or as is often the case with rental property, the result of rough living. Fortunately, many window glass repairs can be […]
New windows offer some big advantages for homeowners. Replacement units offer smooth operation, tasteful decorative options, more energy efficiency and less routine maintenance. The problem is that new windows are expensive, and contractors charge nearly as much to install them as the units cost to purchase. Although a DIY’er can save money by doing the work, depending on the size […]
Simonton Windows, one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of vinyl windows and patio doors, has launched the Simonton ProNetwork ™ program for builders, remodelers, contractors and dealers. The comprehensive program offers a wide variety of business-building and lead generation tools; educational training programs; marketing and sales support; and reward incentives. “ProNetwork is a comprehensive Web portal that provides building industry professionals […]
When replacing an interior door, try to replace just the door blank rather than removing the casing and door jamb.
By Matt Weber When Bigger is Better.
By Mark Clement Do You Live in a Barn?
Decorative Hardware puts the “Bling” in Interior Decor
By Matt Weber Kick Out the Jambs.. A triple-threat entryway upgrade gives a front door a fresh new look.
Q: We purchased a foreclosure to remodel, and most of the windows seem to be painted shut. What’s the easiest way to break the paint seal without damaging the wood of the window sashes? A: There is a hand tool called a sash knife […]
Giving One Away Each Week 1 TOOL + 10 CONFIGURATIONS + 1,100 lbs. BENDING FORCE = The Hardwood Wrench™ is the “Original” patented self-locking deck board straightening tool. Used to hold deck boards straight while hidden deck fasteners are installed, its cam locks into place, transferring a pushing force of around 1,100 lbs. A true “one-man, one-handed installation!” […]