Window Replacement Pricing | Comparing Competitive Window Installation

Window Replacement Pricing

Window replacement pricing can vary dramatically from one contractor to another. Hopefully you have obtained at least 3 quotes from reputable window contractors for comparison purposes. But how can you decide which one you should choose. Remember there is “more to the price than just the price” so the last thing you will want to do is simply run off with the lowest bid and sign a contract. You better do your homework first, so you can ask the right questions and fully understand each quote. Read more

Locating Wall Studs | 4 Easy Ways to Find Wall Studs When Installing New Windows

Locating Wall Studs Using a Stud Finder

Locating wall studs should be your first mission when installing new windows in your home as part of your remodeling project. With any luck you will find a stud that is in the perfect position to serve as the starting point for the new opening. If you don’t, not to worry, it simply means you will need to add one additional stud to frame the opening for your new project. Be sure to check out our article and video on “How to Frame a Window Opening” before you get started. Read more


Properly Installed Windows | What to Look for to Determine if the Job Was Done Right

Properly Installed Windows

Properly installed windows can affect both the longevity and functionality of your new windows. You thought you hired a reputable window contractor. The job is complete, everything looks good, they cashed the check, but something seems like it’s just not quite right. Your windows appear to be a little drafty. Maybe you notice preliminary signs of mold starting to grow on the window sill. Now your wondering if you have properly installed windows? Read more

Accordion Windows | Bringing the Outdoors Inside

Installing accordion windows, or in the case of the above photo, accordion doors, can open up a room to the outdoors. If you enjoy nature and an abundance of fresh air, accordion windows will bring the outdoors inside your home. You will enjoy a breathtaking view whether the windows are open or closed. In the closed position, accordion doors are like a wall of glass. Open them up and let the fresh air flow inside. Read more

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How to Repair a Popped Out Window Sash on a Double Hung Vinyl Window

Popped Out Window Sash

Have you ever experienced a popped out window sash on your double hung vinyl windows? Perhaps you were performing your spring cleaning and you swung the lower sash inward to clean the outside of the glass. It’s likely that you positioned the sash too low in the side rail, and then you inadvertently raised one side higher than the other. The next thing you knew you were staring at a popped out window sash and scratching your head trying to figure out how to put the sash back in place. Read more


Pop Out Windows | New Window Concept Enhanced View of the Sky

Pop Out Windows

I came across this interesting concept for pop out windows and thought it would be fun to share. Architect Aldana Ferrer Garcia has developed a new style window which lets you enjoy a striking view of the sky without stepping outdoors. Garcia’s Pop Out Windows may revolutionize the way we think about windows in the future. The unique design offers countless new ways to incorporate windows into the architectural designs of new homes and offers new concepts for remodeling city apartments and upgrading older homes. Read more

New Windows Old Home | New Windows for the New Year

new windows

If you are thinking about installing new windows in your old home in 2018 we have a few general tips for you. Hopefully this will give you an overall understanding of what’s involved in installing new windows in an old home, so you are not overwhelmed by the project. You should also take a moment to watch the video below to see what you may be getting yourself into. If the task seems too tall, just contact the Window Repair Guy and let us do the dirty work for you. Read more

Bow Windows vs Bay Windows Which is Best Suited for My Home?

Bay Window vs Bow Windows

If you are remodeling your home, you may want to include a Bay Window or Bow Windows in your plans. The addition of either style, will not only add more light to the room, but will dramatically change the overall appearance of the room transforming it into a modern space. Both, Bay Windows and Bow Windows will become the focal point of any room. Now how do you decide which is best suited for your home? Read more

Window Shades Improve Energy Efficiency | The Cold Truth

Window Shades Improve Energy Efficiency

I often wondered if window shades improve energy efficiency or not. So, I decided to dig around to get the facts. Here’s the cold truth (yes pun intended)! Well it turned out to be true, the fact that window shades improve energy efficiency. But like just about everything else in the world of energy savings, not all window shades are created equal. It’s just like comparing low-e windows from manufacturer to manufacturer. Do you think a $100 window has the same energy star rating as a $400 window? Not! Anyway, let’s get right to it: Read more

Childproof Windows | 5 Ways to Make Your Home Windows Safer

Childproof Windows

Your home safety plan should include childproof windows. From a safety standpoint, the term childproof windows will encompass more than simply the window itself. You also need to consider the surrounding environment and access to the windows. This is especially important for second story windows. However, even first floor windows can be dangerous. They could be several feet above the ground if a steep grade falls away from your home. Read more