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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
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|In Working Windows, Revised and Updated Edition, Terry Meany explains with detail, humor, and accessibility everything you'll need to know to repair, replace, or restore almost any window, regardless of its age. You will find: detailed instructions for disassembling and repairing all sorts of wood windows, repair hints and tricks of the trade you won't find anywhere else, easy ways to clean and restore original hardware, safe and efficient methods of stripping, refinishing, and painting effective ways to eliminate drafts and rattles, invaluable information on tools and materials and more. |
ISBN: 155821707X Date Published on 9/1/1998
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|One of the hottest home improvement trends is "daylighting" — remodeling to increase the number and size of windows and light-transmitting doors in a home. In addition, simple repair and replacement of doors and windows is a perennially popular home improvement project. This book is an all-in-one reference that provides everything a homeowner needs to know about choosing, repairing, replacing, and installing all types of windows and doors in all kinds of structures — houses, garages, sheds and outbuildings. It includes information on exterior doors, interior passage doors, sliding patio doors, French doors, skylights, and basement egress windows. |
You'll find step-by-step directions and hundreds of photographs that take you through the process of framing new windows and doors as well replacing the ones you already have. There's even a section showing how to trim and finish windows and doors with hardware, locksets, wood trim, draperies, and other window treatments. Plus, we share ideas on ways you can make your doors and windows more secure and how to install digitally keyed locksets.
ISBN: 1589230450 Date Published on 8/1/2002
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|Container gardening is one of the hottest trends today. Why? Because the recent availability of plants with great genetics makes container gardening a sure thing for everyone. Then there's the market--it's full of containers that are low cost and low maintenance but have high visual appeal. And finally there are the container gardens themselves, which are easier to maintain than in-ground gardens, especially during drought years. Window Boxes offers dozens of inventive, innovative ideas for window box gardens. Once thought possible during only the warm spring and summer months, the art of creating (and the pleasure of admiring) window boxes can now be enjoyed every month of the year. Moving season by season, Cramer and Johnson show you how to use interesting indoor and outdoor containers and bold plant mixes that will keep your home colorful and visually stimulating all year round. Every gardener will appreciate the authors' inspired ideas and hard-working advice, as well as the dazzling full-color photographs in these pages. Window Boxes is a one-of-a-kind handbook that combines container gardening with flower arranging so that you can create glorious mini-gardens for outside and inside your home. |
ISBN: 158017518X Date Published on 2/1/2004
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|An invaluable sourcebook for architects, students, and design enthusiasts, this volume explores windows in contemporary building design. Over 45 projects by the world's leading designers demonstrate the unlimited aesthetic possibilities of windows. Case studies on residential, commercial, and retail projects from around the world are illustrated with color photographs and architectural drawings. |
ISBN: 1840006382 Date Published on 5/1/2003
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“The proper window enhances a property’s value and offers increased energy efficiency....Spence offers a wealth of information on the types and styles of windows
, energy efficiency, glazing materials, the installation of both new and replacement windows, and skylights
....Like other volumes in this series, Spence’s title features colorful illustrations and excellent instructions. It is a good bet for every public library.”—Library Journal.
ISBN: 0806981075 Date Published on 12/31/2001
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|For all the popularity of e-commerce, store windows are still the most effective way of selling new product to consumers. Window displays connect the reality of the street to the fantasy of the shop and also have a huge influence on the distribution of space within the store itself. This copiously illustrated book analyses current trends in window design and highlights examples marked by extraordinary creativity and visual inventiveness. Helpful captions accompany each photograph to explain the way lighting, props, and graphics contribute to successful displays. |
ISBN: 3832790365 Date Published on 4/1/2005
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|A look at the state of the art today and the windows of the future. Since the publication of the first edition, research has yielded much new information on window technologies, their performance, and their benefits. This revised edition covers every aspect of window design and technology and includes a much-expanded section on energy performance, with an extended list of climate zones and glazing options. New tools and methods for making window purchasing decisions are also explained.|
ISBN: 0393730530 Date Published on 10/9/2000