During the winter months, your home's windows can be a major source of energy loss, but many homeowners assume that there is little that can be done about this problem. As a result, they may suffer through the winters while paying higher energy bills to heat the drafty house. Fortunately, there are a host of options available for reducing heat loss through your windows, and having the following couple of questions answered will give you a better idea of a couple of the available options.
7 July 2015
As much of one-third of your home's heat loss takes place through your windows and doors. Your windows can also let unwanted heat into your home during the summer. For this reason, it is worthwhile to consider your windows when you are looking for a way to make your home more energy-efficient. Of course, installing new energy-efficient windows is the best way to be sure that your windows are not causing excess heat loss or warming your home during the summer.
11 June 2015
Choosing to replace the windows in your home can be a great idea, especially when you consider the many different types of windows available to you and the benefits that they can provide. Electrochromic and soundproof windows are just two great window types that can make your home much more comfortable. Soundproof Soundproof windows are ideal if you live in the center of a busy town, have noisy neighbors, or if your house is built near a busy road or highway.
3 June 2015
If you have finally made the decision to put window tint films on your car, you are excited about the way your car will look. However, you may not realize that there are certain things you need to do so that the car window tints remain intact and undamaged. Here are some things you can do to keep your window tints looking good. Wait to Roll Down Windows When you first get window tint films for your car, be aware that they need to have time to dry.
7 April 2015
If you would like to make sure that you and your loved ones stay as comfortable during the winter as possible, you need to get to work. There might be a few things around the house that need replaced or repaired so the heat inside of the home does not escape. Take a moment to review the following tips so you can easily figure out what needs to go on your list for repairs.
19 March 2015
If your bathroom window needs replacement, you will have to decide on what style of window to go with. A bathroom window is a bit different than other windows in your home, as you can go with something different that fits the style and function you need. While many homeowners decide to go with a traditional vinyl window, you may be considering glass blocks instead. Consider these 4 factors to help make a decision.
13 March 2015
A window sill is the piece of wood that goes along the bottom edge of a window frame. It is usually made out of a hardwood like cherry or poplar. Most sills overhang the wall and they have a decorative trim beneath it. In many homes the sill is used as an impromptu table, desk, chair and drink coaster. Basically, the window sill can get used and abused over the years.
6 March 2015
A big part of installing new windows that is often overlooked is the window putty. It plays a vital role in keeping the window in place within the frame, and helps prevent drafts from getting in from outside your home. As you get ready to install new windows on your own, you'll need putty to finish the job. Here are some key things you should know. Selecting A Window Putty
25 February 2015
Getting a windshield covered in ice is hard to avoid during the winter, so there will probably be several occasions where you need to de-ice it. For the most part, you can remove a small amount of ice with a simple ice scraper. These are made to work on glass and won't cause chips or scratches. However, if the ice is really built-up, you will need to look to other methods.
23 February 2015
If you have a home that's more than a decade old, chances are you've started experiencing issues with your windows. Here's a look at the five common signs something is wrong with your windows and what you need to do in each case. Noisy Windows Windows that shake when a train or jet plane pass nearby are normal. But if your windows rattle every time the breeze picks up, that's a bad sign.
5 November 2014