Christmas Decorations

Just 5 days until Christmas 2015. Have you put up all of your decorations? If not don’t despair, here are some last minute Christmas Window Decoration Ideas.

Window Wreaths

Hanging Christmas Wreaths is one of the easiest and quickest ways to transform your home for Christmas. Hang a wreath from a red ribbon in front of every window on the front of your house. If you live on a corner lot, don’t forget the street view side of your home. If you are afraid of heights or simply don’t own a ladder. Hang the second story wreaths on the interior of your home in front of the windows. When the bedroom lights are on you can see the silhouette of the Christmas Wreaths from the street. Read more

Transom Windows

Transom windows have been utilized in home design for several hundred years. In early designs, the main purpose of the windows was to allow additional light into a room as well as providing ventilation. More recently, transom windows have been incorporated into architectural designs more-so for their aesthetic value. Whether you live in an older home, or something more modern, at some point you may be forced to repair or replace the transom windows in your home. Read more

garden shed windows

Unless you are super organized, my guess is your garden shed is a maze of gardening tools, supplies, kids toys, bicycles, and a boxes full of things you may never use again. To make matters worse most storage sheds are dimly lit making it very treacherous when you try to navigate this labyrinth. To make it easier and safer to sift through your shed, consider installing Garden Shed Windows to let in some natural light. Here are a few tips to help you with your project: Read more

Repair Chipped Windows

As a temporary measure you can repair chipped windows by following the simple step by step instructions below. However; we can’t over-emphasize enough that this is a temporary measure and you should replace the broken glass as soon as you can. This is especially true for double pane windows. If the chip has breached the thickness of the glass, then you have broken the seal which will allow moisture and air into the gap between the two panes of glass. This will compromise the integrity of the window and ultimately lower its thermal efficiency. Read more

energy savings

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

vinyl windows vs wood windows

Installing new windows can make a dramatic difference in the look of your home and freshen things up. This is true whether you are simply replacing older, tired windows or adding new windows to improve the view or allow more natural daylight to enter a dark area of your home. Read more

retired couple riding bikes

If your retirement is just around the corner, you should take some time to compile a home remodeling checklist. This is especially important if you are planning on staying in your existing home after retirement. There is a long list of things to consider as you prepare your home for your golden years. Many renovation projects will not only improve functionality of your home but also create an aesthetically pleasing appearance. Read more

Autumn Window

The cool fall weather is sneaking up on us. The good news is you may have mowed the lawn for the final time this year. Put this extra time to good use by performing these simple fall home maintenance chores:

Fall Lawn Care Tips:

You may have parked your lawnmower for the winter but your lawn still needs some attention. Fall is great time to fertilizer your lawn. Use a winterizing fertilizer that is high in nitrogen to promote root growth. This will make your lawn stronger when spring finally rolls around. Read more

Cobwebs over the front window
thermal pane windows

If moisture starts to appear between your thermal pane windows it is generally time to replace the insulated glass unit. More than likely the issue with the foggy windows is a broken seal. Since the basic construction of thermal pane windows is two individual panes with an air gap in between the glass, it is virtually impossible to clean the glass. Hence the need to replace the glass with new insulated glass.  This can save thousands of dollars over full unit replacement. Read more