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Removing Window Scratches Using Cerium Oxide

removing window scratches

When preparing your home for resale you may notice some minor, yet unsightly, scratches on your windows. This can be common on older windows that are situated near tree branches that contact the glass as the wind blows. Or perhaps small children have scratched the glass while playing with their toys. In either case, removing window scratches prior to the home inspection is advisable. It never surprises me to learn that such a minor detail has turned off a prospective buyer. Read more

Interior Window Shutters | Installation Tips

Interior Window Shutters

Installing interior window shutters is a great way to dress up your new windows. Interior window shutters also provide privacy and are an excellent choice for bedroom windows and master bath windows. This is especially true for master baths located on the main floor of your home. Read more

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Replacement Windows vs Repairs When Selling Your Home

replacement windows

The decision between buying replacement windows vs repairing your current windows is a common dilemma when selling your home. A home inspector will more than likely uncover any window issues during the pre-sale inspection. In many cases this will negate the sale of your home, depending on the scope of the repairs and the issues they discover. The problems the inspector finds could range from simple component repairs such as latches to far more serious issues such as wood rot from extended exposure to water. If any of these conditions exist, you will be far better off if you move forward with the window repairs, or if needed, buying replacement windows, before you list your home on the market. Read more

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Pre-sale Home Inspection | Window Glass & Rot Issues

window seal issues

If you are about to purchase a home, you will need to obtain a presale home inspection report prior to closing. This is generally a requirement by the mortgage company to unveil any costly repairs that may be needed. Even if the lender doesn’t require a presale home inspection, you should take the initiative on your own to protect yourself financially.  If you are about to sell your home it’s in your best interest to keep the windows off the bargaining table.  Trust me on this! Read more

Inspecting Windows to Eliminate Water Leaks and Drafts

Inspecting Windows

You need to protect your home from the outside elements. Inspecting windows on a regular basis is an important step to eliminate water leaks and drafts. Both can create costly issues if left unattended. Water leaks can lead to very expensive repairs if the surrounding structure or the wood window frames themselves are rotted. Excessive air leaks will hit you in the pocket-book every month with higher heating and cooling charges.
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Home Window Styles | How to Choose the Best Option

Home Window Styles

When the time comes to replace your windows there are several basic home window styles to choose from. Understanding the differences between these options will help you decide which home window styles you should consider for your upgrade. The first consideration is finding windows that match the architectural style of your home. You also need to know the opening sizes for all the windows before you start shopping. In many cases you can combine two or more windows into one larger opening to obtain a specific look. Read more

Sunroom Design Considerations and Window Choices

sunroom design considerations

A sunroom is a great addition to your home and can become your favorite spot to relax and enjoy the outdoors. If you are planning on adding a sunroom to your existing home this spring, you have come to the right place. In this article we will share a few of the most practical sunroom design considerations and window choices. You should review all of these factors before you move forward with your sunroom project. Read more

Windows That Won’t Stay Open | A Quick Fix

Windows that won't stay open

Finally, a nice spring day and you want to let the fresh air inside your home but you have windows that won’t stay open on their own. This can be very frustrating to say the least. You can always prop the window open with a block of wood like my buddy does. Or you can continue reading and discover a quick fix for double hung windows that won’t stay open on their own. Read more

Window Trends for 2016

window trends 2016

When we look at window trends for 2016 we realize that every window of your home offers a new opportunity for creativity. Moving from room to room within your home you can create a unique look depending on how you plan to utilize the space. Read more

What is Bulletproof Glass? Watch the Video!

Bulletproof Glass

While the average home-owner has no need for bulletproof glass, we thought it would be interesting to explain the difference between bulletproof glass and conventional glass. The short story and the basic principle of how it works is that bulletproof glass is designed to dissipate the energy of the bullet. Read more