window repair video

In the first video of the Wood Window Repair Video Series you learned how to remove the lower sash without damaging the components. The video specifically addressed the idiosyncrasies of working on a double hung window in a historic home. The second installment of the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office window repair video series goes into greater detail on how to safely remove the upper sash, and what to look for in the process. Read more

wood window repair

Before you jump in with both feet on your wood window repair project, take a few minutes to watch these educational videos. This five part video series produced by the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office will walk you through the process. Each of the videos are full of useful tips and simple steps to ensure that your window project is a success. Read more

Standard Wood Dimensions

Why are physical wood dimensions different than the advertised dimensions? Why does a 2×4 measure 1-1/2” x 3-1/2” and not 2” x 4”? And what the heck is a nominal dimension? To answer these questions, we need to travel way back in time and look at the history of the 2×4 and how wood dimensions have evolved over time. Read more

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

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

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

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

Curved Window Glass

You may have seen high end homes or commercial building with curved window glass installed. While it looks pretty cool; I have often wondered how curved window glass is made. Would it be feasible to incorporate the curved glass into the average home? The answer is yes it can be done, but you better have deep pockets. Each individual piece of glass can take upwards of 6 hours to manufacture. So for the average homeowner, it sounds like flat glass windows is the way to go. Of course you can still obtain the curved effect using flat glass in the construction of a bay window. Read more

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