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

Window History | a Look at Residential Windows of Yesteryear

Window History

Let’s take a quick break from all that technical stuff about window repair and maintenance and explore window history for a moment. Have you ever wondered what the residential windows of yesteryear looked like? This brief article on window history may answer a few of those questions. Read more

Window Condensation | NFRC Window Condensation Ratings and What they Mean

Window Condensation

When selecting new windows for your home, I bet you haven’t considered the window condensation rating of the product. You’re not alone, most home owners are unaware that the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) even has a window condensation rating system. You may be familiar with the more common elements of the NFRC rating system such as the U-Factor, the Solar Head Gain Coefficient rating, the Air Leakage rating, and even the Visible Transmittance rating. But the average Joe (no offence if your name is Joe) hasn’t even thought about window condensation, while making the assumption that all windows are created equal in this department. Wrong! Read more

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Window Insulation | Two Methods for Insulating Windows & Doors

Window Insulation

When you install your new energy efficient windows in your home, you need to pay close attention to the window insulation that fills the gap between the window frame and the wall studs. Leaving this gap unattended will all but eliminate the benefits associated with the installation of new insulated glass windows. The two methods for insulating windows and doors are filling the gap with spray foam, or Chinking, which is basically filling the gap with fiberglass insulation. Let’s take a quick look at both methods: Read more

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Sticky Sliding Door Repair | How to Fix a Sticky Patio Door

Sticky Sliding Door

In this article we will take a look at a few steps you can take to fix a sticky sliding door. While sliding patio doors are a convenient way to access your outdoor living area, a sticky sliding door can be a nuisance. While there are various nuances for specific brands, I found this video on how to repair an Anderson Sliding Patio Door. Your sliding door may be a different brand, but the basic premise is the same. Remove it, clean it, fix it, lube it, and adjust it! Read more

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Preventing Storm Damage | 6 Ways to Protect Your Home in an Extreme Storm

Preventing Storm Damage

Let’s take a peek at several options for preventing storm damage to you and your home. With the recent back to back mega storms, it seems fitting to carry on with our series of articles on how to protect your property in the event of a super storm. Read more

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Plywood Hurricane Shutters | Protect Your Windows from Flying Debris During a Storm

Plywood Hurricane Shutters

Installing plywood hurricane shutters can protect your windows from damage caused by flying debris during an extreme storm. When properly installed, plywood hurricane shutters will also protect the interior of your home from wind and water damage. As we discussed in the previous article “Hurricane Window Protection”, the optimum thickness for the shutters is 5/8” thick plywood. DO NOT use OSB. Now let’s take a look at three common installation methods. I also found, and posted, a couple of videos that demonstrate the procedures discussed here in this article. Read more