Entries by Scott

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Glass Block Basement Window Installation Tips

If you need to replace your old, single-pane basement windows consider upgrading to Glass Block windows. Glass Blocks are weather-tight, maintenance-free, and are very energy efficient. With an R-Value of up to 2.0 glass blocks will help to keep your basement warm in the winter, an important consideration for those of us living in Illinois […]

Glass Block Basement Windows | Features and Benefits

When it comes time to replace your basement windows you may want to consider an upgrade to Glass Blocks as a cost-effective, practical solution. Glass block basement windows are weather-tight and virtually maintenance free, even when installed in the harsh climate in Naperville Illinois. The glass blocks will serve a dual purpose of not only […]

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Vinyl Window Repair Tips

Vinyl Windows became very popular in new home construction around 1990. Their popularity continued through 2005. A large percentage of homes built in this time period featured vinyl windows. If you own a home with vinyl windows that was built in this era; it’s just a matter of time before you need to perform a […]

Bay Window Seat With Storage | Step 4

How to Build a Bay Window Seat With Storage Step 4: Finish and Paint Prior to painting your Bay Window Seat with Storage project, be sure to caulk all gaps between the wood structure and original walls. Apply caulking along the back wall and the ends of the new vertical face of the storage area. […]

Bay Window Seat With Storage | Step 3

How to Build a Bay Window Seat With Storage Step 3: Plywood Cover Cover the face of the structure with plywood, Wainscot, or drywall. If you plan to paint the face of your Bay Windwow Seat with Storage the same color as the trim in the room, use plywood or Wainscot and fasten the wood […]

Build a Bay Window Seat With Storage | Step 2

How to Build a Bay Window Seat with Storage Step 2: Building the Support Frame Measure the width of the outer-wall to determine the length of the rear 2×4 support. Assuming the short walls are at a 45 degree angle, miter both ends of the 2×4, item 1, at a 22-1/2 degree angle. Use a […]

Build a Bay Window Seat with Storage | Step 1

A great way to spruce up a Bay Window is to build a sitting area complete with storage. The area beneath the seat can be a great place to store additional bedding, books, or seasonal clothing. This project is fairly simple for the average Do-It-Yourselfer. The entire makeover can be inexpensive as well with a […]

Holiday Window Decorating Ideas

As you start to decorate your home for the holiday season be sure to spruce up your windows as well. Trimming the tree and adding garland throughout the home can bring some Christmas Cheer but you can take it one step further and trim your windows for the Holiday’s. Here are some easy and inexpensive […]

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Step 4 Video | Window Glazing Tips

Window Glazing Tips | Secure the Glass Window Pane Carefully place the new glass into to the window frame. Gently tap triangle glazing points to secure the glass. You can push the glazing points into the wood with your putty knife and then carefully tap them with a small hammer until they are below the […]