How To Repair Water-Damaged Wooden Window Sills


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

Two Things You Should Know About Using Window Putty


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

How To De-Ice Your Windshield Without Damaging It


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

Five Signs Something Is Wrong With Your Windows And What You Need To Do


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