Jul 28

2014

Adding Colour Tinting to Your Home Windows


Colour tinting makes a lot of sense, economically. A bit of tint helps keep your house cool, leading to lower AC bills. Additionally, it blocks UV rays, helping to preserve both the colours of your furniture and your personal health. The glare reduction of tinted windows can make sunlight easier on your eyes, preserving your vision just like a pair of sunglasses. Tint can also make your windows more private. By using different colour tints, you can also use sunlight itself as a design feature in your home. Elements of Window Tint Opacity. Window tints range from very light and…

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Jul 17

2014

Charming Ideas for Windows and Doors in the Garden


Upgrading your home windows and doors? You don’t need to throw out your old frames and panes. These windows can be used as lovely garden features. Here are some examples. Door Arbors/Gazebos. Old doors can be used as beautiful structural features. Rooted in the ground, they can hold up light roofs or arbor beams. This is an inexpensive, yet unique and fancy, way to add some shade to your garden. You can even use windows or parts of doors to make a sunroof for your gazebo. Deck Doors. You can add some doors to mark where your deck enters your…

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Jul 9

2014

How To Make Windows More Energy Efficient


Windows are ground zero in the war against high energy bills. As beautiful as they are, they let a whole lot of heat in and out. The French palace of Versailles, built to show the wealth of France with as many huge windows as possible, was freezing in the wintertime. Fortunately, windows technology has come a long way since the days of the Sun King. Now, we can have the light airy homes dreamed of by the richest Renaissance kings, with an energy bill that would meet your grandmother’s approval. Here’s how. Prefabricated Vinyl Windows The greatest invention in windows…

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