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May 26

2017

6 Reasons Why Your Windows Are Leaking


One of the most common complaints among people living in old houses is leaky windows. This is not an unusual problem in homes with windows that have been in place for over 30 years. With older windows, the most cost effective solution to drafty windows is a new window replacement, preferably from a company that offers a lifetime warranty for the best windows installation. Casement windows replacement can help to eliminate many problems that arise in the cold months, including cold air drafts and condensation. In severe cases, condensation can cause water to collect on the windowsill or floor. Subsequent…

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May 16

2017

How To Make Older Windows More Energy Efficient


Most of the energy wastage in old buildings is usually associated with overdue maintenance. In fact, reports suggest that as much as 25 per cent of heat loss occurs through windows and drafts, which can be easily managed with proper and timely repair, improvements, or energy-efficient window replacement. In comparison, 35 per cent of heat loss occurs through the walls; 25 per cent through the roof; and 15 per cent through the floor. When it comes to repairing old windows, replacing them with energy-efficient ones and installing storm windows, many designers, contractors, and architects agree that each solution is unique…

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May 11

2017

Tips For Cleaning Double-Hung Windows


Double hung windows replacement is a very common option among many homeowners looking for an attractive, efficient, and low maintenance window replacement. Their versatility allows homeowners to maintain the traditional or contemporary look of their house, since they match the style and architecture of many homes. They are always in fashion. Some of the features of double-hung windows include: Superior energy efficiency Availability in a wide range of colours to complement your home’s style Access to custom hardware to boost your interior decor Both sashes move up and down and tilt in for easy and safe cleaning Flexible ventilation through…

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May 3

2017

Bay Vs Bow Windows: What’s The Difference?


Choosing the right window can brighten up your rooms and life. If you are considering bow windows installation, then you are probably looking for a way to fill your living space with daylight and bring the outside in. Both bow and bay windows are preferred by homeowners because they provide an expanded view of the outside and also create an inviting area for sitting and relaxing. Both designs feature projection windows that enhance curb appeal and give your home a touch of distinction. Other common features include: Moisture control – The head and seat board features a contoured trim made…

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Apr 17

2017

5 Window Treatments For Bow Windows


Bow window installation provides one of the best ways to add elegance and style to your home’s exterior and create a lovely alcove inside. They let in plenty of natural light and provide a massive view of the outside, which can make the room appear larger, brighter, and more refined, both day and night, especially if you choose the right window treatment. Bow windows are designed with four or five angled openings. They are very beautiful, but can offer little privacy and let in too much sunlight that may make the interior uncomfortable and damage your furniture, art, and other…

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Apr 10

2017

How To Maintain Your Windows And Doors


Vinyl windows and doors are a great addition to any home, especially since they are low maintenance and easy to clean. But if neglected, regular use and exposure to the elements can cause your doors and windows, as well as the hardware, including hinges, handles, and locks to show signs of wear and tear, and lose their appeal. Here are some tips for cleaning and maintaining doors and windows made from different materials: I. Annual Maintenance for doors and windows Proper and timely maintenance of your doors and windows will not only keep them operating smoothly, but also keep them…

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Apr 3

2017

DIY Hanging Window Box


While you are still excited about the new look and feel of your home following the best windows installation, now may also be a good time to hang window boxes to further enhance curb appeal. Like plant containers, window boxes provide a fast and easy way to beautify your windows, patio, or balcony, and give them a fresh and floral look that you can enjoy all season long. For the best results, it is recommended that you buy or make a window box of the right size that fits appropriately in the space you want to set it. For instance,…

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Mar 31

2017

10 Best Plants To Grow In Window Boxes


A well placed window can be very rewarding in terms of letting in daylight and providing a great view of beautiful scenery. But even if your home does not feature views of breathtaking landscapes, lush lawns, or neat flower gardens, you can still add colour and life right outside your windows by adding flower boxes. Window boxes provide a great solution for adding flair to the exterior of any house and enhancing the view from inside, as you are met with a burst of colour every time you approach your windows. Window boxes come in a range of sizes depending…

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Mar 25

2017

What To Keep And What To Replace In Old Homes


Many homeowners are prepared to replace different parts of their home, especially if they have lived there for many years. Energy efficient window replacements are very common for homes older than 15 years, while roof replacements may be considered for homes older than 20 years. Although things like windows and composite shingles are designed to last for decades, aging and normal wear and tear due to exposure to the elements will eventually make them leaky and inefficient. The challenge is usually finding the right time to invest in a replacement as opposed to repairing. When you are looking to improve…

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