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 Windows and Skylights 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.
  Date Published 1/1/1996

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Rated By: Fred T. Catapano
From: Westchester, NY
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Comments: Bring more light into your life!
If you're a homeowner with basic carpentry skills you will be able to add, replace, or repair nearly any kind of window or skylight if you have this book close at hand. Beginning with general design and layout suggestions and principles, the book moves swiftly to the nuts and bolts of the work itself. The text is simple and concise, the illustrations clear and well-captioned, with extensive nomenclature notations so you can speak with accuracy and authority in hardware stores and lumber yards. I just finished installing a replacement window in a very tricky location and I found that every obstacle I encountered was dealt with in this slim but information-packed volume. In addition to the useful "Ask a Pro" sidebars, there's a strong focus on safety, from the correct use of power tools to the safe handling of glass to the vitally important setting up a ladder. This manual is so clear that you'll be able to tell right away if a job is more than you can handle, but if you do have the basic skills, the confidence to try something new, and the ability to follow clear, concise explanations then this book will guide you to success. Working on windows can be tricky and frustrating, but it's enormously rewarding. If you're up for the challenge, this is definitely the book to have.