Window Protection | Tornado Myths and Storm Solutions

Peak tornado season may have passed for our area; however, a tornado can strike at any time throughout the year. While you can’t eliminate the danger from the wrath of a powerful tornado, there are a few steps you can take to lessen the impact. We have some tips for window protection during a Tornado as well as debunking some of the common tornado myths. Read more

Additional Home Inspection Issues to Consider

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In an earlier article we reviewed some of the top home inspection issues that may be uncovered during the inspection process. While the top deficiencies were mentioned in the previous article we have expanded the list to include these additional home inspection issues that you may need to deal with when selling your home. Read more

Coal City Father’s Day Events and Neighboring Joliet

Coal City Father's Day

If you are looking for something to do with Dad this weekend, we have listed a few Coal City Father’s Day events to choose from. We found a couple of things to do in neighboring Morris and Joliet as well. I guess those window repairs will just have to wait until next weekend. Oh well! Read more

Common Home Inspection Issues | Top Deficiencies

home inspection issues

Signing a contract to sell your home is only half the battle. The next step is the home inspection process which can be nerve racking for both parties, especially the seller. While older homes may be more susceptible to the inspector discovering deficiencies, newer homes are not immune to home inspection issues. The list of potential home inspection issues is quite extensive, below are some of the top deficiencies unveiled in an inspection. Read more

Contractor Scams | Avoid These Cons

Contractor Scams

Watch out for these contractor scams when it comes time to repair or replace your home windows. Perhaps you are planning to put your home on the market and need to complete some repairs prior to listing the home. You need to be extremely careful when choosing a contractor to perform the work. The same theory applies if you are undertaking any upgrades to a home that you have just recently acquired.

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Tilt Latches | Replacement & Repair

Tilt Latches

Most of today’s double hung windows tilt out for easy cleaning and maintenance. The tilt latches on many of these designs can be easily broken. Most of them are made of plastic and can become damaged with an over-zealous homeowner who aggressively pries on the tilt latches. Some higher-end windows have metal tilt latches which are far more durable than their plastic counterparts. Read more

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Carrying Glass | The Safe Way to Handle Window Glass

Carrying Glass

Carrying Glass on the jobsite or at home can be more hazardous than you may imagine. In this article we will discuss the safe way to properly handle window glass. These tips are useful for both the professional contractor and a do-it-yourself homeowner. So if you are repairing or replacing the windows in your home, here are a few things to keep in mind when carrying glass. Read more

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Smart Glass | Windows of the Future

smart glass

The term Smart Glass may be sound like some sci-fi futuristic fantasy for windows of the future but it is very real and available in the present. While you won’t see it in the average household just yet, the homes of the not so distant future will more than likely all be equipped with smart glass. This technology can dynamically control the amount of heat and light that enters your home. Read more

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Spring has Sprung |Spring Window Cleaning Tips

Spring Window Cleaning Tips

It’s that time of year again; spring window cleaning should be an annual event. Even high quality windows and doors require regular maintenance to prolong their life. Constant exposure to nature including rain, sunlight, snow, humidity, dust and dirt can take its toll on your windows. Addressing these issues with proper care can extend the life of your windows. Read more

Garden Window Installation | Brighten Up Your Kitchen

Garden Window

Create a mini greenhouse in your kitchen by installing a garden window over your sink. If your kitchen faces the sun, a garden window as a great place to grow plants and herbs. Your new miniature greenhouse will allow more natural light to enter the kitchen and make it feel larger. Upon completion your new garden will be at your fingertips. Read more