Category: Windows

Benefits of Natural Light in your Home

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04 Nov

Sunlight is one of the healthiest and most efficient ways to illuminate your home. Like most people, I have been going outside less over the years. Studies show that 90% of our day takes place indoors. The increase in indoor activities like computers, tv, video games, and smartphones keep us indoors more than ever before.  Natural light in homes is…

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Checklist On How To Prepare Your Home For Winter

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20 Oct

While we all enjoy the warm summer sun, we give little thought to the winter that is slowly creeping upon us. Then suddenly, before we know it, it is mid-September, the leaves are falling, it’s rainy, and the wind is cold. Some basic home maintenance, repairs and some keen attention to detail on your heating system can make all of…

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Four Handy Window Cleaning Tips to Keep Your Home Sparkling

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22 Jul

A home’s windows are more than just panes of glass. They’re a gateway to the world, an entrance for sunlight, and one of the first things passerbys notice about your home. That’s why the key to a sparkling house starts and ends with sparkling clean windows.  Not only do clean windows help boost your curb appeal, they also can increase…

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7 Simple Ways to Add Personality to Your Windows

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09 Apr

Windows have several roles. They let the sunshine and warmth into our homes. They give us a certain ambiance and feel when we look outside. Windows serve as insulators, as well. The number and thickness of panes can affect their effectiveness. But windows also add a special look to the entire home. Their shape and type influence the energy that…

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Vintage vs. Modern: Which Window Style Should You Choose?

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22 Feb

If you’ve been experiencing more condensation than usual and your energy bills have been slowly creeping up, then it’s time to take action. These are some of the biggest warning signs that you need to replace your windows, but what sort of window style should you choose to complement your home? While there is an almost never-ending list of window…

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Warning Signs That You Need to Replace Your Windows

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02 Oct

Replacing windows in your home is a big investment. The type of material used, how many windows you're replacing, the area you live and the size of your home all play into the overall cost. New windows often save you some money on energy bills and increase the resale value of your home. While you'll only save about 10 percent…

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How to Choose the Right Window Style

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28 Sep

If you’re like most homeowners who undertake a window replacement project, you want your new windows to be weathertight, functionally reliable, and energy efficient. As for looks, well, that’s a given. Nowadays, with so many stylish window options on the market, you might think, “How could I go wrong?” As home remodelers can tell you, it’s not necessarily a question…

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6 Home Upgrades You Need to Raise the Value of Your Home

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02 Sep

It doesn’t matter if you are in the market to sell your home now or will be later, you want the best deal. The real estate market has hit a slump which makes it tough for homeowners to get their desired value for their home. Many find their homes on the market for months with little to no interest from…

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How to Stop a Window from Leaking

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27 Jun

A leaking window can be a source of major frustration because a rainy day may mean having to round up buckets and towels to mop up the water that has swept into your home. It’s a hassle, but it’s completely necessary in order to prevent potentially costly water damage. A leaking window is problematic even on sunny days, however, because…

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How to Temporarily Fix a Broken Window

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19 Jun

Windows open our living spaces to natural light and ventilation, provide us with outdoor views, and add architectural interest to our homes. But sometimes we take them for granted, particularly if our windows have performed reliably over the years. Old faithfuls, let’s call them. But imagine it’s a Saturday, and, as you’re locking up the house for a night out,…

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