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Mar 20

2017

The Best Curtains For Your Bow Windows


There are many reasons why homeowners would consider bow windows installation besides their architectural statement. They let in plenty of natural light and give your space a graceful feel, which is why they are also known as show windows. With the right window treatments, you can control this abundance while highlighting the elegant features. Bow windows, however, pose a bit of a challenge when it comes to finding the right curtain design. Like bay windows, they project outward from the main building columns, but with one or two extra windows/openings compared to the standard three openings in bay windows. This…

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Mar 13

2017

DIY: Crafts You Can Make Using Old Windows


If your old windows have been serving you for more than 15 years, you should consider getting energy efficient window replacements. But this does not necessarily mean that those drafty windows that have been sticking in their frames and increasing your energy bills have no useful applications once they come down. As a DIY lover, there are countless ways for you to repurpose old windows as you enjoy the energy efficiency of your replacement window. Whether your old windows have glass or not, here are a few craft ideas to make your home more beautiful: Space divider You can divide…

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Feb 27

2017

5 Ways To Weatherize Your Windows This Winter


When cold weather sets in, the owners of old houses usually feel the effects first. Owing to the seasoned construction, these houses lose a lot of heat through infiltration – the movement of air through cracks and joints, and some through conduction – transfer through materials. The best way to make your windows more energy efficient and comfortable this winter is by limiting the occurrence of these losses. Weatherization seeks to improve the “enclosure” around your home. With regard to your windows, this includes sealing leaks and/or upgrading your windows. Many old homes constructed before the 1980 energy codes were…

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Feb 20

2017

Budget-Friendly Ideas That Will Increase Curb Appeal


Whether you are looking to place your home on the market for sale and want to increase its value, or just want to update your facade, there are many ways you can give your house more curb appeal without breaking the bank. The first step to improving the look of your home is taking a good look at it from across the street. When you’re paying more attention to the appearance of your house, you are likely to discover some things that may put off a prospective buyer, such as overgrown shrubs, an unkempt lawn, peeling paint, or a few…

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Feb 13

2017

How To Install A Secure Storm Door


A quality storm door can be a great investment to protect your entry door from the harsh elements and still let in natural light when you need it. There are some factors to consider before installing a secure storm door, such as the direction your entry door faces. If your entry door receives direct morning or afternoon sun, a lot of heat can build up between the two doors, affecting their quality. Fortunately, such a challenge can be mitigated by building a shade for your doors, or simply opening the main door when there’s someone home. So you can proceed…

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Feb 6

2017

What You Need To Know When Replacing Your Window Awning


Awning windows are a common type of crank out windows that open outward from the bottom-up. They are most ideal in kitchens when placed above the kitchen counter because they are easy to operate. The fact that they open from the bottom also means that you can open them year round, regardless of the air condition, to allow for good air circulation in your kitchen. These windows are preferred over sliding windows because they are easier to operate (by cranking a handle to push or pull the bottom), offer superb ventilation while keeping rainwater out, are more efficient, and are…

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Jan 22

2017

How To Winterize Your Doors The Right Way


As winter approaches and temperatures continue to drop, it is time to start preparing your furnace, space heaters, pellet stove, or some other appliance to stay warm. Heating your rooms dramatically increases your energy costs, so you’ll probably be looking for ways to spend as little as possible on energy. Winterizing the openings in your home by sealing drafty doors and windows is one of the easiest and most effective ways to prevent heat loss, improve the efficiency of your heating system, and reduce your energy costs by up to 30 per cent. You can detect air leaks and seal…

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Jan 16

2017

Tips To Keep Your Home Warm This Winter


Many homes are designed to keep the interior cool during the hot summer months, but the same can’t be said about retaining heat during the colder months. A lot more energy is needed to keep your rooms comfortable in extreme cold than in very hot conditions, especially if you have to keep your heater on both day and night. This can drastically increase your energy costs unless you take the necessary steps to insulate your home this winter. First, you should keep in mind that heat in your home is lost in two ways: by convection to the air and…

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Jan 9

2017

Why Is It Better To Choose Patio Doors Over Garden Doors?


When it comes to replacing your doors as part of your home improvement project, there are not that many options to consider as there are with windows. For your entry door, you only need to consider aesthetics, security, and perhaps lighting. For your backdoor, your options are even more limited, especially if you have a large opening, with many homeowners having to choose between patio doors and garden doors. Both options offer function and style, but how do you choose the right door that will give you access to your backyard for the next decade-plus? Energy Efficiency Patio doors are…

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