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

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

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 However, if you live in an older home with outdated windows you may still be spending the first day of fall installing your storm windows in preparation for a cold winter.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

Installing Cabinet Glass in the solid doors of your old kitchen cabinets can revive an old kitchen. If your budget is such that new kitchen cupboards are out of the question; installing cabinet glass is an inexpensive alternative that will completely change the look of your existing kitchen. Read more

Glass Cat Door

Tired of your cat scratching your front door and damaging the glass or wood? The solution may be the installation of a glass cat door. Easier said than done, if your front door or back door is also made of glass. No need to worry just watch the video below to see how you can cut a round opening in your glass door. Read more

Fake Basement Window

Is your basement dark and dingy? Do you feel a little claustrophobic when you spend time downstairs in a room without windows? The solution may the installation of a fake basement window. There are several different approaches you can take for this. You can mount an old window frame with a backlit image or simply install an instant decal like those found at Fathead.com Read more

Window Warning Signs

Your home windows are trying to speak out and you should be listening. What are your windows trying to tell you? If you are experiencing any of the following window warning signs your need to listen up! Read more

recycled windows greenhouse

With all of the window replacement projects we have completed over the years, I often wondered what we could do with the old windows that we have removed from the homes. It seems like such a shame to take the old windows to the landfill or even to a recycling center. Then I came across this interesting news article about how to use recycled windows to build a greenhouse. What a great idea!!! Read more

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

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