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|Master the basics of installing and maintaining windows and skylights:
- Step-by-step illustrations guide you every step of the way, from choosing an appropriate window style to framing an opening , from installing a skylight to repairing broken glass
- Tricks of the trade help you achieve professional results. You'll find out: How to ease a binding sash.How to build a light shaft.How to install a skylight in an open-beam ceiling.
- Color photos inspire you with window and skylight possibilities. "Toolkits" tell you exactly what tools you'll need before you begin.
- Sunset editors demonstrate the latest tools, techniques, and materials to make your work easier and safer. Learn how to save time and money on your next home improvement job.
ISBN: 0376017694 Date Published on 1/1/1996
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|Repairing Old and Historic Windows Windows are a common problem in nearly every rehabilitation project—should they be repaired or must they be replaced? What can be done to repair a water-damaged sill? Can a window be retrofitted with storm windows? How can windows be replaced while still maintaining their historical integrity? Repairing Old and Historic Windows explores these questions and provides detailed information on how to go about refurbishing windows within current preservation standards. Written for homeowners, architects, builders, engineers, and preservationists, Repairing Old and Historic Windows is the complete and authoritative guide to window maintenance and repair. Chapters focus on window problems, including deterioration, weather damage, paint problems, and condensation; window maintenance, including cleaning, weatherstripping, and installing shutters; and window replacement, including design, fabrication, and installation. Some 140 photographs and illustrations, many of which are technical drawings, an extensive glossary of window refurbishing terms, and a suggested reading list provide further ideas and guidance for undertaking the repair of old and historic windows. The complete primer on window repair and maintenance.|
ISBN: 0471144185 Date Published on 3/1/1992