Even during the heart of winter, you may have to open your home’s windows. Perhaps you’ve burned dinner to a crisp or need to adjust that satellite dish on the roof. But when you go to crack the window, you get resistance. The window is frozen shut.
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Bay windows are beautiful additions to a home. They bring a spacious, airy quality to a room that you can’t get with a regular window. Are bay windows right for you? Here are some pros and cons.
You might think of winter is a very difficult time to undertake any exterior cleaning. But when the temperatures climb into the tolerable range, it will be worth your effort to get out and clean your vinyl siding – and get a huge jump on your spring cleaning.
You mainly think about your gutters either when there’s a large rain storm, or when something goes wrong. Many people don’t pay attention to their gutters in the winter, but this is the most important time to keep an eye on your gutters.
New windows make a world of difference in your home. With just a little bit of soap and elbow grease, you can make sure that your professionally installed windows look like new for years to come.
So you’re in the driveway, running your snow blower to open a path to the rest of the world when you get a little too close to a rock bed. There’s a quick grinding noise, and before you realize it a stone has been shot at your window. There’s a quarter-sized hole there for Old Man Winter to get into your house.
With winter upon us, it’s important to make sure your home is ready for the onslaught of cold. Of course, new windows are the most efficient way to ensure that your home is ready for anything. But if new window installation isn’t feasible right now, there are other less expensive measures that you can employ to keep the cold at bay.
During the long, cold winter months, sunlight is at a premium. If your windows are dirty, you aren’t letting in as much sunlight as you could. Here are some tips for keeping your windows crystal-clear.
When glass was first used for windows, it was rare and expensive. Slowly it became the norm in upper class homes, it became standard in home in the past century. The glass used in the nineteenth century was simple to make, single paned and often had flaws that antique shoppers find valuable today. Single pane glass with no other features have been used for the past few decades. In the recent decade with the push to go green, conserve energy, and increase security, glass technology has advanced significantly making windows today superior to their counterparts of even just a few years ago.
New windows are a great way to increase energy savings and increase your home's overall value and curb appeal. Once you make the decision to purchase new windows, be sure to invest in a professional window installation by qualified window installer. Up to 25% of your home's energy can be lost through the windows. Professionally installed modern windows is an investment that you will see a return on in the first year by looking at your energy bill.