If you live in a house with older windows, you may want to consider installing maintenance-free windows in your home. You can save money on your utility bill every month after you install maintenance-free windows because modern windows offer more energy efficiency. Replacement windows that feature vinyl frames last for years and do not require a lot of home maintenance. You can choose vinyl window frames that look like real wood. You can even find vinyl frames in assorted colors. Unlike wood, vinyl does not crack or peel, which Read the rest of this entry »Posted in Uncategorized | Comments (0) October 17th, 2012
New windows can do more than just help keep the cold air out and save you money on air conditioning and heating – they can also do wonders for your family and your safety when it comes to elements of Home Security. While it is statistically proven that many break-ins can occur through the front door (surprisingly enough) the vast majority of other break-ins can happen through windows – typically ones that aren’t facing other homes.
So how do you know when it’s time to get new windows? Well, aside from the obvious drafts, there are lots of different signs that a new window might be in order.
As with most things, windows can wear with both age and use. Spend a couple years with the same set of windows and you’ll start to notice a difference. Tracks get bent or crooked, locks warp and some of the older models of window don’t even come with the tried-and-true anti-theft lock standards.
If you have recently bought a home or the windows you currently use are showing their age, you should really consider having new ones put in. They won’t only save you money in the long run, they could also save your life.Posted in Uncategorized | Comments (0) June 1st, 2012
There comes a time in any homeowner’s life when they forget all about the windows in the house. Sure, they let in natural sunshine and provide a great view of the outdoors, but they can also be costing a fortune in heating and cooling costs. Windows that are improperly installed or have settled in time with the house can be leaking precious commodities without you even knowing. But more than being cost-effective, they can also be some of the most beautiful Read the rest of this entry »Posted in Uncategorized | Comments (0) May 30th, 2012
You finally took the plunge and invested in new windows for your home. Congratulations! Not only will they help save money on heating and cooling costs, but they’ll also bring a new life into your home. Natural sunlight, a fresh spring breeze – what could be wrong with that? Sounds amazing!
New windows really are a breath of fresh air, but they also need to be cleaned on a regular basis to ensure you’re not gunking up your new toy with unintended residue. This helps explain it more. Mud, hand prints, bird droppings – all of it can end up on your windows, and it’s all pretty nasty. Luckily, there are some great products to help.
Newspaper is a tried and true method to removing window cleaner and other products without leaving a streak, so save your daily news and reuse it as a cleaning cloth. A little bit of window cleaner finely misted on the window is just enough without overdoing it, then use the newspaper to wipe it off as you normally would with a cloth. Vinegar and water in a spray bottle, with just a touch of rubbing alcohol, is also an incredibly effective way to clean windows without leaving behind streaks.Posted in Uncategorized | Comments (0) May 28th, 2012
Curb appeal is important for making the home look beautiful from the street or curb especially if the home is going up for sale. If the curb appeal is better the home can be sold for a higher value. One way to increase the curb appeal of a home is to make it look more attractive on the outside by updating it. Even a historical or old home can be made to look more attractive by adding a few modern updates. One of the places Read the rest of this entry »Posted in Uncategorized | Comments (0) May 24th, 2012
A common complaint for many people is the price of heating or air conditioning in their home. Though the bills may seem high there are ways to reduce the high bills. One of the reasons why the utility bills may be so high is that heating or air conditioning is escaping through the gaps of the windows. Older windows tend to become loose in their frames which allows this heating and air conditioning to escape. The only way to really know that it is escaping is the Read the rest of this entry »Posted in Uncategorized | Comments (0) May 22nd, 2012
Making use o tax credits that are offered to homeowners interested in performing upgrades to the energy efficiency of their home is a great idea for many reasons. With a reduction on the cost of the materials and installation you can enjoy a more efficient home for less than you might expect to pay in total costs. The results of better windows and installation can reduce the overall utility payments that you are paying. Finally, less energy consumption Read the rest of this entry »Posted in Uncategorized | Comments (0)