Entries by Scott

How to Build Your Own Replacement Window Screens

So you have just moved into your dream home in Naperville or Aurora, the weather is beautiful, and you decide to open your windows and let in the fresh air. Oops, no window screens. This must be one of the things the home inspector should have discovered prior to closing. No worries, you can build […]

Change the Look of Your House by Adding Window Muntins

Muntin’s vs. Mullion’s So what is a Window Muntin? First we better set the record straight as there seems to be some confusion as to the difference between a Window Muntin and a Mullion. A window Muntin is the decorative slats that break up a window into smaller panes. These are also known today as […]

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Window Frame Painting Tips

Spring is a great time to repaint the tired, old, wooden window frames on your double hung windows. But before you start painting; you need to properly prepare the windows to accept a coat of fresh paint that will last for years. Follow these window frame painting tips for a successful project.

Replacement Pattern Glass for Your Windows

If you are replacing old windows in your home or office you may want to consider Pattern Glass as an alternative. Installing Pattern Glass in lieu of standard clear windows can change the overall appearance of your home. When installed in an office environment; many pattern glass options can add a level of privacy and […]

Window Boxes – Add a Finishing Touch to Your Replacement Windows

You have just upgraded your home by installing new, replacement windows. Now it’s time to add some finishing touches. What better way to beautify your window installation than to add window boxes and then planting some of your favorite flowers. Now that spring has arrived, you need to select the flowers that are best suited […]

Laminated Glass

Laminated glass consists of two or more lites of glass and one or more bonding interlayer. The lites and the bonding layer are fused together through either an autoclave process or a chemical curing process. How the product works: Laminated glass does not shatter.

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Tempered Glass vs Annealed Glass

Tempered glass and annealed glass are different in composition and applications.Tempered glass is the more popular but there are many uses for simple annealed glass. Tempered glass is valued for its safety and strength, but when neither of those factors is an issue, annealed glass is a good, less expensive choice. History Techniques for annealing […]

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Bored of Your Surroundings? Avoid Home Improvement Pitfalls

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Repair or Replace? Good Question!

Before: Most homes built between 1987 and now were built using either contractor grade vinyl windows or wood windows with aluminium clad exterior. The wood windows were made using a soft, porous wood species such as pine. These windows are susceptible to early wood decay. The wood in your window, if not properly sealed and […]