Windows and Doors: Expert Advice from Start to Finish

Overview

This comprehensive guide covers all aspects of an often daunting task, including prepping and adjusting basic and specialized types of doors and windows. Step-by-step instructions take the homeowner through each process. Tips, shortcuts, and advice on solving common challenges cut even difficult jobs down to manageable size.

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Overview

This comprehensive guide covers all aspects of an often daunting task, including prepping and adjusting basic and specialized types of doors and windows. Step-by-step instructions take the homeowner through each process. Tips, shortcuts, and advice on solving common challenges cut even difficult jobs down to manageable size.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781561584833
  • Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/2002
  • Series: Taunton's Build Like a Pro Series
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 637,615
  • Product dimensions: 9.22 (w) x 10.94 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Wormer is a contributing editor to "Fine Homebuilding" magazine and the author of "The Builder's Book of Bathrooms" (The Taunton Press) and "The Bathroom Idea Book" (The Taunton Press). An experienced builder and bathroom remodeler, Andrew lives in Ferrisburgh, Vermont.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Chapter 1 Choosing and Specifying Doors 2
Door Operating Systems 4
Styles and Materials 6
Ordering Doors 12
Chapter 2 Installing Interior Doors 18
Preparing the Opening 20
Installing a Prehung Door 25
Chapter 3 Installing Complex Interior Doors 30
Installing a Pair of Prehung Doors 32
Installing a Set of Four-Panel Bifold Doors 35
Installing a Bypass Closet Door 39
Installing a Pocket Door 41
Chapter 4 Installing Exterior Doors 46
Framing a Door Opening in a New Exterior Wall 48
Cutting an Opening in an Existing Exterior Wall 50
Prepping an Exterior Door Opening 52
Installing a Prehung Exterior Door 56
Finishing the Exterior 58
Chapter 5 Installing Complex Exterior Doors 64
Installing Prehung French Doors 66
Installing Center-Hinged Patio Doors 70
Installing Sliding Patio Doors 74
Installing Storm and Secondary Doors 78
Chapter 6 New Doors in Old Frames 84
Fitting a New Door to an Existing Opening 86
Hinging a New Door to an Existing Frame 89
Installing Locksets and Deadbolts 94
Chapter 7 Fixing Door Problems 98
Adjusting Doors for a Better Fit 100
Weatherstripping Door Jambs 103
Sealing Door Bottoms 105
Repairing Doors 108
Chapter 8 Choosing Windows 112
Window Operating Systems 114
Material Options 120
Glazing Options 121
Ordering Windows 126
Ordering Storm Windows and Screens 127
Chapter 9 Installing Basic Windows 130
Framing a Window Opening 132
Prepping a Rough Opening for a Window 134
Installing a Wooden Casement 137
Installing a Clad Double-Hung Window 139
Installing a Sliding Window 142
Chapter 10 Installing Complex Windows 146
Installing Bays and Bows 148
Installing Round-Top Windows 158
Chapter 11 Repairing Windows 164
Tuning Up Old Windows 166
Replacing Sash Ropes 169
Reglazing Window Sashes 172
Replacing Double-Hung Sashes and Tracks 176
Installing Vinyl Replacement Windows 179
Chapter 12 Skylights 182
Choosing a Skylight 184
Framing and Finishing a Skylight Opening 187
Installing a Skylight in an Asphalt-Shingle Roof 192
Installing a Special Skylight 196
Chapter 13 Interior Trim 198
Installing Jamb Extensions 200
Installing Door Trim 204
Installing Window Trim 207
Alternative Trim Styles 212
Index 214
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