Hurricane Window Protection | How to Choose the Best Solution

Hurricane Window Protection

The U.S. is in the midst of Hurricane season, which seems to be a good time to discuss hurricane window protection. Whether you live on the coast in the southeast or several hundred miles inland, you should consider hurricane window protection products to protect your home in the event of a storm. Taking the time to cover your windows prior to the storms arrival will not only protect the windows themselves, but can also protect the contents of your home and the people inside. Read more

Cleaning Window Tracks with Ease Using Baking Soda & Vinegar

Cleaning Window Tracks

Cleaning window tracks and sliding patio doors can be a nasty job that takes a lot of elbow grease. If your windows or sliding doors have been ignored for a few seasons it may be time to do a little maintenance. While I hate the thought of cleaning window tracks myself, I have discovered a little-known trick than can turn this tedious task into something that is quick and easy. No scrubbing required! I like the sound of that. Read more

Nailup Glass Block Windows | Fast & Easy Installation

nailup glass block windows

Installing Nailup Glass Block Windows in lieu of conventional glass block windows can be a fast and easy alternative. The installation process is simplified to the extent that the average DIY homeowner can take on this simple weekend project without hesitation. Read more

Installing New Sash Locks | Step by Step Instructions

installing new sash locks

Installing new sash locks on your old windows sounds like a simple task but there are a few things you need to be aware of. Will the new sash locks mount in the same position? Do the sashes fully close and align properly? How can you repair damaged screw holes so your new sash locks will be safe and secure? Let’s take a look! Read more

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Repairing Wood Rot | Wood Putty Repair Tips for Rotted Window Sills

Repairing Wood Rot

For the DIY homeowner, repairing wood rot on your window sills may be a good weekend project. But let’s be honest, the photo above depicts an older, damaged window that is well beyond repair. If your windows look like this you better give the Window Repair Guy a call. It’s time for replacement windows if you have this severe wood damage. Read more

Window Sill Repair | Simple Tricks to Repair a Window Sill with Ease

window sill repair

Before you embark on a window sill repair of your old home windows, you will want to read this article and learn a few simple window sill repair tricks. While there is more than one way to replace a window sill, I came across the video below which offers a few tips that could save you a bunch of time. The end result will be a new window sill that is as good or better than the original. Read more

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Window Warning Signs | What are Your Windows Trying to Tell You

window warning signs

If you pay attention to a few basic window warning signs, you may just avoid some costly repairs. A quick monthly inspection may reveal issues with your existing windows. Let’s examine some of the more common window warning signs and just exactly what your windows are trying to tell you. If only they could speak! Read more

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Repairing Old Wood Windows | Repair Tips for Historic Home Windows

Old Wood Windows

Old wood windows, such as those found in historic homes, can be charming but at the same time very frustrating. The allure is their unmatched craftsmanship and the authenticity they add to an older home. The problem is they tend to leak like a sieve and are no match for today’s energy efficient windows. If your home is situated in a historic district, local restrictions may prohibit the removal of the existing windows. In which case repair is your only option. If your old wood windows are not subjected to restrictions, you may want to consider replacement windows to take advantage of the newer technology. Before you decide, review our window repair tips. Read more

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Opening Stuck Windows in Older Homes in Five Easy Steps

Opening Stuck Windows

Opening stuck windows in older homes can be quite a challenge. It is relatively common to find windows in historic homes that have been painted shut. The culprit is usually a lazy painter, or in the case of a recent Victorian Home restoration project, numerous painters who painted multiple coats of paint over the windows over time. This is the worst-case scenario, at best the windows of historic homes are simply stuck from lack of use. In either case, you can follow these five easy steps for opening stuck windows and letting the fresh air in. Read more

Removing Lead Paint on Historic Home Windows

Removing Lead Paint

Extreme care must be taken when removing lead paint on older windows. Lead paint, which may be found in homes constructed prior to 1978, can lead to serious health problems. This is particularly true for children under the age of 6 who are exposed to lead. The source of the danger comes from flaking or chalking lead paint. The risk of exposure is amplified when sanding old windows during a remodeling project. Read more