2017

Before You Select Which Replacement Windows You'll Buy, Think About What Surrounding Features You May Use

When one of the windows in your home fails, wears out, or otherwise needs to be replaced, you shouldn't necessarily be in a rush to replace it. Although doing so is important, it's also useful to give some thought to how you want the replacement window to look. This may be the perfect time to change the look of the area around the window — not necessarily on the inside, but rather on the outside.

That's A Wrap! How To Install Insulation Under Your New Siding Installation

If you are in the process of installing new siding on your home, consider upgrading your insulation while you are at it. The increased insulation will make your home more energy efficient. Rolled insulation under the new siding is the easiest to install. Here is how that installation process will go. Old Siding Off The first thing your contractor will do is pull off all the old siding. At this point, whatever insulation you currently have behind the siding is exposed.

Giving Your Bath Vanity A New Look With A New Mirror: Four Unique Ideas To Consider

You don't have to remodel your bathroom completely or even install a new vanity to give your bathroom a new look. A new bathroom mirror can transform the look of your space. Here are a few unique ideas to consider when you are planning to give your bathroom an upgrade. Tile Frame Get rid of your medicine cabinet and add a large unframed mirror to the wall, and create your own custom frame using tile.

Have A Drafty Window? 3 Quick Fixes

If you have a window that you can always feel air coming in around it, you have spotted the drafty window in your home that is decreasing the overall energy efficiency of your home and that is sneakily increasing your energy bills. However, you can quickly fix that drafty window and get rid of that energy drain with one of these three fixes. #1 Expanding Foam Expanding foam is great for cracks around your window that are so large that you can easily see them just by looking at your window from a couple of feet back.

How To Open A Stuck Wooden Window

Antique or vintage wooden windows can be beautiful and a touch of charm to an older home, but they are also more prone to maintenance problems. For example, aging wooden windows often become stuck and won't open. If you encounter a stuck window in your home, you need to exercise care when attempting to open it to avoid glass breakage or damage to your home. Below are some safe, effective techniques you can use to help get a stuck wooden window open.

Loved One Aging In Place: 3 Ways Window Replacement Increases Quality Of Life

Today, many older adults are choosing to stay in their own home as they age. While this choice allows for more independence and may be financially the best choice, it is important for you as a caregiver to know that their home is well maintained. If it has been a number of years since your loved one's home was updated, then it may be time to take a fresh look at their windows, since replacing them offers older adults the following benefits for their overall well-being.

Learn The Benefits Of Interior Plantation Shutters

If you have found yourself to be a little curious about interior plantation shutters, but are not sure whether they are right for your home, you will want to learn about their many benefits. This way, you will be able to determine if they would be the perfect addition to your home. Reading through the following benefits will help you with that. You Can Have More Privacy This might be especially important for those who live right next to a busy street.

Tips For More Energy Efficient Windows

Your home's windows play a big role in how comfortable your home stays...and in the cost of your heating and cooling bills. The more energy efficient your home's windows are, the cooler your home will stay in the summer and the warmer it will stay in the winter. And, the more comfortable your home is naturally, the less likely you are to have to crank up the heat or the air, and thus raise your heating and cooling costs.

Keep Mosquitoes Away

When the weather starts heating up it can cause everyone to start spending more time outdoors and this includes all those irritating pests. Mosquitoes love to come out and find stagnant water to breed in. A very, very small amount of water can be all it takes for mosquitoes to reproduce to the point of causing you a problem in your yard. You'll want to go around your property and make sure you look for any and all problem areas as soon as possible so you can take care of them and prevent mosquitoes from showing up in your yard to chase you and your family back indoors.