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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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