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

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 However, if you live in an older home with outdated windows you may still be spending the first day of fall installing your storm windows in preparation for a cold winter.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

winter storm safety tips

Now that we are in the dead of winter, I thought it would be a good opportunity to share some winter storm safety tips. It’s no secret that the coldest day of the year usually falls in January, in fact it is often on this very day. This is historically true here in Coal City, and this phenomenon spans from Illinois to the Northeast. Oddly enough, the Western States generally experience their coldest day in mid-December. Read more