Category Archives: Windows & Doors

A Quick Guide to Replacement Windows

Replacement windows are one of the most common and popular home improvements, which is why there are so many details and questions around the topic.  For an educational head start, we give you this quick guide to replacement windows. Detecting a Window That Needs to Be Replaced • Condensation frequently appears on or between glass […]



The Before & After Story of an Exterior Makeover

A Ballwin, MO couple still loved their one-and-a-half story ranch home built in 1978. The location is ideal for them, and interior modifications made over the years provide all they need. The exterior of the home needed some maintenance updates, and this highlighted how dated the look of the home had become (see the photo […]


Q&A: Who Should Do Window Replacement – An Installer or General Contractor?

Question I am thinking about replacing the aluminum framed windows in our 45 year old brick veneer house. Should I look at window companies and have them do the job, or is it better to have a contractor replace the windows? I’m concerned about compromising the bricks around the windows when the windows are removed […]


The Before and After Story of a St. Louis Exterior Update

If you love the way your older home looks, an exterior remodel need not be a dramatic before and after story. Let’s take a look at how to replace and update most of a home’s exterior while retaining its original style. This Glendale, MO ranch home, built in 1960, was showing some wear and tear […]



Should You Worry About Window Condensation?

We’ve all had windows that fog up or sweat, but should you be worried about that window condensation? The greater the difference between outdoor and indoor temperatures, the more likely you will see visible moisture on the interior of your windows. A common example of this type of temporary condensation is a window above the […]


How to Replace a Front Door

Front doors are the workhorse of your house. They anchor the exterior design of your home and protect you from the outside world while standing up to all weather extremes. When it’s time to replace a front door there’s a lot to consider. When Do You Need a New Front Door? It may be time […]



Q&A: Incomplete Door Installation

We frequently hear from homeowners seeking answers to repair and maintenance problems. Many of these questions and answers are compiled in our Home Improvement Library. Here is a recent question. Question I recently had (major home improvement retailer) install a new back entry door. In the process, they had to remove the aluminum wrapping that […]