Window Frame Opening
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Window Frame Opening

The first step in constructing a window frame opening in your new wall is to lay the top plate and bottom sole plate side by side on your workbench or saw horses. Use a framers pencil to mark the location of the wall studs which are the vertical 2×4’s or 2×6’s depending on the framing design of the home. For discussion purposes in this article let’s assume all measurements are from the left end of the wall plates. Read more

The Problem with Window Inserts & Why You Need Real Insulated Windows

problem with window inserts

The main problem with Window Inserts (interior storm windows) is that they are simply no substitution for high quality, energy efficient, insulated glass windows. Let’s get this out of the way immediately; I’m not a big fan of interior storm windows! Read more

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Decorative Window Film | Spruce up Old Windows

decorative window film

Are you searching for an easy way to spruce up an old window? Applying decorative window film may be the best solution. With so many options to choose from, applying decorative window film is a fast, easy, low-cost way to change the look of any room in your home. As an added benefit, certain films may even improve the energy efficiency of your existing windows. Here are some popular film choices and design ideas for your home: Read more

Energy Efficient Window Covers | Blinds, Curtains, Shades & Films

energy efficient window

As we head into winter and the thermometer begins to plummet, you may want to consider energy efficient window covers. Yep, you heard me right, “energy efficient window covers.” Who would have thought that your window treatments would have an R-Value? Even more surprising, is that many window treatment manufacturers today actually list the R-Value on their packaging. My how times have changed! Read more

Halloween Window Holograms an Easy Decorating Idea

Halloween Window Holograms

It’s hard to believe that Halloween is just around the corner. As a window repair company we spend most of our time inspecting, repairing, and replacing windows. But we always look for creative ways to decorate our windows for the holidays and Halloween is no exception. Our decorating idea this year is Halloween Window Holograms. When the trick-or-treaters in your neighborhood see the Halloween Window Holograms in your home, you may have the most popular house on the street. Certainly the most haunting! Read more

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Lubricating Vinyl Windows | Maintenance & Cleaning Tips

Lubricating Vinyl Windows

Regular maintenance including properly lubricating vinyl windows, can keep your windows operating smoothly for years to come. Conversely; if you go for years without lubricating vinyl windows you may find yourself extremely frustrated. This is especially true on the first day of spring when you want to let that fresh springtime air into your home for the first time of the season, only to discover that you are unable to open your jammed windows. Read more

Glass Conservatory Maintenance Tips to Protect Your Investment

Glass Conservatory Maintenance

Follow these glass conservatory maintenance tips to keep your conservatory in tip top shape for years to come. Okay, you caught me, the term “conservatory” is more likely used in the UK, while we here in the USA we are more likely to call it a sunroom! If you want to get technical, a sunroom is more of an extension to the main home with a traditional roof and tons of windows. While a conservatory tends to be 100 percent glass, or close to it, in both the roof and walls. With that said, more and more true conservatories are popping up in homes around the country. Let’s praise thanks to the Brits! Read more

Blasting With Recycled Glass | Saving the Environment

recycled glass

In the previous article we took a quick peek at what happens to recycled glass, including glass from home windows, bottles, and automotive windshields. In this article we take a deeper look into one of the more common uses for recycled glass, sandblasting. Okay, you caught me it’s really not sand blasting since the blasting media is recycled glass not sand. In fact, they won’t be using sand much longer due to the health and environmental aspects of blasting with sand. Recycled glass is a much greener, environmentally friendly alternative. Read more

Glass Recycling | What Happens to All That Recycled Glass

Glass Recycling

Have you ever wondered what the oldest item is in your home? Chances are it’s something made of glass. With all this glass recycling going on, you more than likely have something in your home made from 100-year-old glass, or perhaps even a thousand-year-old glass. In fact, the glass we use today is pretty much made from the same material that was used by the Egyptians three thousand years ago. They used the same basic ingredients including sand to make jewelry and drinking cups. Read more

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Storm Windows | Preparing for a Cold Winter

Storm Windows

For many home owners storm windows are a thing of the past. Newer homes that are built with modern, energy efficient windows are designed to be efficient in all 4 seasons. However, if you live in an older home with outdated windows you may still be spending the first day of fall installing your storm windows in preparation for a cold winter. The best solution is to install new windows throughout your home. But if you don’t have room in your budget; storm windows can be a lower cost alternative. These aren’t replacements for your existing windows, but rather a secondary window installed on the exterior of your home. Let’s take a look at what that may entail. Read more