When you get your utility bills, do you wonder where all of that energy goes? A home energy audit can help you find that out and show you the decisions you can make to save energy and money on your bills. Professionals perform home energy audits, but you can do a version of one by … Continue reading What is a Home Energy Audit?
Is a storm door a good investment? That depends on what kind of door you have now. If you have a door that is well-insulated and in good condition, your newer storm door may not save you enough money to be worth the expense. However, if your old door is poorly insulated, broken, or you … Continue reading Is a Storm Door a Good Investment?
Too often, our doors are overlooked. We might think of them as just a portal from one space in our home to another, but they actually help define and beautify each space they are connected to. Doors can be practical, beautiful, and influence the feeling of your whole home. This year’s interior door trends will … Continue reading Interior Door Trends 2020
As a homeowner, the last thing you want is for thieves to target your home and steal your valuables. Not only does it feel like you’ve been violated, but quite often items are stolen that can’t be replaced like family mementos, heirlooms or collectibles. While volumes have been written about home safety and security, the … Continue reading Qualities in Doors that Thieves Love & You Should Avoid
Are you in the market for some beautiful, energy-efficient doors or windows? It’s a smart decision, but don’t miss out on opportunities that can save you money, both up-front with your purchase and in the long term in utility costs. Before you head out to buy anything, run through these six steps. 1. Look for … Continue reading 6 Things to Do Before You Shop for Doors and Windows
Condensation is a result of moisture in your home. It can appear on the inside or outside of your doors and windows when cold weather appears and the moist air in your home contacts the cooler surface of the windowpane. Depending on how cold it is, the condensation can appear as droplets of water, fogginess … Continue reading Tackling Condensation on Windows and Doors
Your entryway door not only keeps out the elements and protects your home from intruders, but it can do wonders for your curb appeal too. Fiberglass exterior doors are made from a core of rigid insulation, clad with a fiber-reinforced polymer, and covered with an artificial grain to make them look like wood. Manufacturers have … Continue reading What are Fiberglass Doors?
Have you been thinking about replacing your windows? With the weather cooling off, fall is a great time to change your windows. If yours are looking a little worse for wear, or not performing at their best anymore, now is a good time for you to look into getting new ones. As well as improving the aesthetics of your home, new windows provide improved energy efficiency and reduce the cost of your energy bills. However, it … Continue reading Top Signs Your Windows Need Replacement This Fall
Summer is nearly here, and that means the hot weather is descending upon us. Heat is great when you’re by a pool or a lake; but it can make your house uncomfortably warm, especially if your home isn’t equipped with AC or you’re trying to cut back on your use of it. Since windows are … Continue reading 5 Easy Ways to Stay Cool without AC this Summer
Replacing and repairing windows and doors is not something you can typically do yourself. It’s helpful to work with a contractor not only to ensure that you are using the best materials and methods but that you are satisfied with the finished product. Perhaps you’re not sure where to start looking or you’ve been disappointed … Continue reading Hiring a Reliable Contractor