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12 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $100

A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $100 you can make some big changes to your home.

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How to Fix a Cracked Window

The keys to success here are a good putty knife and a quality glazing compound.



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Why You Need to Clean Weep Holes Before Cold Temps

Here’s how to winterize your window's weep holes before the snow hits the ground and makes everything more difficult. We'll...


Screen Repair: How to Fix a Window Screen

Get your window screens in shape for summer with this simple screen repair project. We'll walk you through it.

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How to Avoid and Remove Window Condensation

Use a hygrometer to diagnose moisture and humidity problems inside the house.


FAQs About Buying New Windows

How to evaluate your old windows and buy replacement windows.

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The 3 Best Tips for Sealing Windows for Winter

Take these steps to save money and heat when the temperatures drop.


How to Clean Window Tracks

If you've been neglecting to clean your window tracks, you're not alone. Luckily, you can clean them (and the sills)...


How to Install Basement Windows and Satisfy Egress Codes

How to saw the hole, frame the opening and set a basement egress window


Glass Replacement: How to Replace Insulating Glass

Three ways to fix a broken or fogged-up double paned window.

How to Glaze a Window (Single Pane)

Tighten up drafty old windows with new glazing putty


How to Fix a Double-Hung Window

Complete instructions for how to repair a broken double-hung window.


Hard to Open Windows

Keep your casement windows opening like new.


Stop Window Drafts and Door Drafts to Save Energy

Remove window and door trim to seal air leaks for good and save big money


Repair a Torn Fiberglass Screen

Fix holes in screen windows or doors with patches and glue.

How to Replace Window Jamb Liners

Keep aging replacement windows operating smoothly


How to Repair Old Windows

Don't replace casement windows—repair them


How to Install Vinyl Replacement Windows

Save big $$$! Install your own replacement windows. In this article learn about replacing windows.


How to Install Window Blinds

Blinds are practical, relatively inexpensive and very easy to install. Simply follow these steps and you'll have your blinds installed...


How to Apply Winter Window Film and Operate the Blinds

Open and close mini blinds with winter window film


How to Install a Bow Window

How to frame a rough window opening, install a new window, trim out the interior and exterior around a new...


How to Install a Window

Two easy ways to pull out old windows and put in new wood or vinyl replacement inserts or double-hung sash...


Are Triple Pane Windows Worth the Extra Cost?

Consider all the pros and cons, not just price of triple pane windows.

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Installing and Flashing Windows – Your DIY Guide

Properly installed sills and flashing will withstand the weather forever


Shortening Horizontal Window Blinds

It's simpler than it looks to shorten blinds. We'll walk you through it.


Fixing the Lift Cord on a Miniblind

Replace old cords easily and quickly before they break.


How to Plan Egress Windows

When fire pounces, do you have a way out?


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How to Clean Windows

The fastest way to wash your windows with crystal clear, streak-free results.


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Build a Mini Greenhouse with an Old Window

Give an old window new life by turning it into a mini greenhouse.