Synopses & Reviews
Your passageway to efficiency and beauty
Both for practicality and curb appeal, windows and doors are the most crucial mechanical feature of any home, and this book helps homeowners preserve and improve these essential elements. A fabulous door can add thousands of dollars in "perceived value" to a plain house, just as a few new windows can shave off a decade or two in apparent age.
Black and Decker The Complete Guide to Windows and Entryways is a fully-updated revision of Black and Decker The Complete Guide to Windows and Doors. At 288 pages, it features more than 600 beautiful color photographs that are rich with current information. It contains virtually everything readers need to plan and complete any kind of window and door installation. The new version also features an expanded section on door and window hardware, as the types, styles and finishes change frequently. Also new in this edition: an expanded the section on installing and maintaining garage doors; a complete start-to-finish project for enlarging a basement window opening and installing an egress window; a quick and easy technique for giving your fiberglass door the appearance of woodgrain; and much, much more. You'll find no better single book that better covers the ever-changing topic of choosing, installing and maintaining doors and windows.
Marshall, Chris. Black and Decker The Complete Guide to Windows and Entryways. Creative Pub: Quayside. 2008. c.304p. illus. index. ISBN 978-1-58923-375-1. pap. $24.95. DIY
Update your home with new windows and doors and save energy, too. Marshall, carpenter and author, addresses the importance of lighting, ventilation, and security for the home. A gallery of inspirational photos is followed by a discussion of materials-styles and selection of windows or doors and related hardware. Included is consideration for use by those with limited mobility or strength. Planning, layout, and installation are covered next. Good, logical, step-by-step instructions walk the reader through simple to more complex projects, but basic techniques are tucked in the back appendix. Excellent coverage of the topic. Recommended.
-Library Journal, March 2008
About the Author
Chris Marshall (Sunbury, OH) is the author of dozens of books and hundreds of magazine articles on woodworking and home improvement. He is a contributing editor at The Woodworker’s Journal.