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Jun 21

2017

Tips For Painting Exterior Window Frames


Attractive windows can dramatically improve your home’s curb appeal. But even with the best design and windows installation, exposure to the elements will cause your windows to wear down and lose their beauty over time. Adding a fresh coat of paint can improve the ability of your windows to withstand abuse from repeated use and the elements, restore their beauty, and make them last longer. However, painting exterior window frames is a rather time-consuming project. Despite the small surface area that needs to be painted, it can take you about 50 percent of the time you would need to paint…

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Jun 8

2017

3 Ways You Can Improve Ventilation In Your Basement


Unventilated basements seem to harbour the most unpleasantness compared to other rooms in your house, from moisture problems to foul smells to mould growth. This is partly because many households use their basements to store cleaning products, auto supplies, paints, solvents, and other chemicals that slowly release fumes into the air. And with no air circulation, these fumes build up to produce a highly polluted indoor environment. But improving your basement ventilation and making it healthier is still the more cost-effective option for adding space to your house compared to investing in a room addition. There are a few ways…

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Jun 2

2017

How To Clean Sliding Glass Doors


Sliding glass doors are designed for beauty, convenience, and efficiency. They are a great addition to any home. But after a successful windows and doors replacement project, you need to follow the manufacturer’s maintenance instructions to keep them functioning properly. Poorly cleaned and maintained sliding glass doors can be unattractive and bothersome. Dirt, smudges, and grime are much more visible on glass doors than conventional wood doors. The rail on which the door runs also tends to get very dirty, affecting how smoothly the door opens and closes. A stuck sliding glass door increases the risk of injury, especially for…

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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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