Window Flashing Tape Installation DEAR TIM: I've been a subscriber of your free newsletter for years and am finally building a new home. I decided to follow your advice and stop by the job site as often as possible and take photos. The contractor just installed my windows and has started to install the vinyl […]
Repairing a Broken Double Pane Window Glass Rich Sinclair who lives in Hainesport, New Jersey emailed me asking the following question: "Can you replace only one broken pane of a double pane window?" The answer is simply: No Double pane, or insulated glass, is made by taking two pieces of glass and separating them with […]
Smokey Film on Car Windows TIPS Smokey Film comes from plastic off-gassing Will come off with soap and water Streaks mean you did not clean it well Wash twice and rinse well - clean glass in shade not direct sun CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! Vicki Mead, who resides in Jonesboro, […]
Brick Window Sill Leaking TIPS Leak-proof brick sills are ones that have flashings under them Hard to retrofit existing brick sills Use thin bendable stainless steel for best flashings - SEE BELOW Solvent-based silane siloxane sealer could help stop leaks CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: After noticing some […]
Anderson, Pella and Marvin windows are often compared. Which window performs the best? You can determine which window will save the most energy if you look at the right numbers. The key is to understand which number to look at and who is producing the number.
Tim Carter finishes the installation of a new vinyl window in an existing frame wall covered with fiber cement siding. Watch the entire four-part series to see how to create the hole in the wall with precision. Discover tips about remodeling from national award-winning master carpenter and builder Tim Carter.
Tim Carter demonstrates in this third video of the series how to cut out the wall sheathing and install the much needed sill flashing. The window install has been happening over a period of days and it's being done on a garage that has fiber cement siding for the exterior. Tim shows the importance of […]