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Using low-expansion foam insulation to seal drafts around a window frame. Step-by-step instructions.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Oct 1998 (v.22#1) pg. 72

Three quick, cost-effective ways to improve older windows without replacing them. How to install combination storm windows, interior insulating windows and window tinting films.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #325 Feb 1992 (v.42#2) pg. 30

Advice on controlling condensation on windows.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #331 Sep 1992 (v.42#8) pg. 8

Tip on using duct tape to seal airgaps around windows and doors. The tape is concealed by the casing (trim woodwork).
FAMILY HANDYMAN #349 Jun 1994 (v.44#6) pg. 81

Tip on using PVC pipe around double-hung window sash weights so that insulation can be packed around the window.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #350 Jul-Aug 1994 (v.44#7) pg. 69

Weatherstrip to stop the chill. Common types of factory-installed and replacement weatherstripping for both doors and windows.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #362 Oct 1995 (v.45#9) pg. 18

Winterize leaky windows and doors.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #362 Oct 1995 (v.45#9) pg. 50

Tip on inserting foam insulation between the 2x stock when fabricating headers for windows and doors.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #79 Feb-Mar 1993 pg. 32

Advice on sealing the bottom of an inswing door or casement window.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #81 Apr-May 1993 pg. 4

Tip on using carpet padding to fill the gaps and insulate around replacement windows.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #96 Jun-Jul 1995 pg. 30

Keeping warm and staying cool economically and efficiently. Low-tech strategies for conserving energy in the average house.
GARBAGE Spring 1994 (v.6#1) pg. 52

A method for evaluating a window's weather seal.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1996 (v.24#4) pg. 20

Tip suggests placing sash weights in sleeves of PVC pipe so the surrounding space can be insulated to reduce drafts.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1998 (v.26#3) pg. 72

Weather stripping exterior doors and windows.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1999 (v.27#1) pg. 75

Installing weatherstripping around doors and windows. Several typical applications illustrated.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1991 (v.168#10) pg. 64

Advice on selecting and applying a caulk around windows.
WORKBENCH Oct 1997 (v.53#5) pg. 8