Are you restoring an older home? If so, you may be faced with the challenge of finding replacements for your historic home windows. If your existing windows are in need of repair you will need to make a decision between buying new replacement windows and repairing the old windows. While you can take advantage of the new technology incorporated into modern windows, you may sacrifice the historic value of the original windows in the home. Let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons of both options so you can decide the best route to take for your unique circumstance. Read more
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
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
Wasting energy not only has a negative effect on the environment but it will also impact your monthly budget and adversely affect your wallet. With a very little effort and strategic planning you can easily reduce your monthly utility bill. With winter just around the corner, here are a few tips to help you transform your residence into an energy efficient home. Read more
The largest costs in your budget are more than likely your mortgage, property taxes, and insurance, and for the most part these expenses will be fixed charges and will be consistent each month. One portion of your budget that you can effect with a little effort is your home energy costs. When considering the home energy saving tips below on an individual basis, they may offer very little savings. However; when combined the accumulated savings may result in a huge reduction in your expenses on an annual basis.