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Installing Security Roller Shutters

Installing Security Roller Shutters

by Guest Post on Jul 6, 2011

For most people, a home is a sacred thing – a place that houses our most precious belongings and, most importantly, the people we love. Homes need to be well-protected from a range of outside elements, including heat, cold, storms, intruders and noise. Continue reading →

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Storm Protection Products and Installation

Storm Protection Products and Installation

by Guest Post on Aug 11, 2011

Window replacement is an expensive upgrade and many homeowners often do it in steps — first the street-side windows, next to the windows with the beautiful view, then the rest. It is common for homeowners to try installing their own windows. Continue reading →

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You Can Do It Weatherstripping

You Can Do It Weatherstripping

by Michigan State University on Apr 26, 2012

You can weatherstrip your doors even if you are not an experienced handyman. There are several types of weatherstripping for doors, each with its level of effectiveness, durability, and degree of installation difficulty. Select among the options given the one you feel is best for you. The installations are the same for the two sides and top of a door, with a different, more durable one for the threshold. Continue reading →

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Caulking Windows

Caulking Windows

by Michigan State University on Apr 26, 2012

The money you spend on caulking or weather stripping is usually recovered in one heating season or less. This one season "pay-back" period means that money for heating fuel is saved equal to or greater than what you spend for caulking and weather-stripping materials. A 1/8 inch opening around just two doorframes can let in as much cold air as a 12-inch window opened 6 inches all winter long. Continue reading →

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Cleaning  Window and Door Screens

Cleaning Window and Door Screens

by Michigan State University on Apr 26, 2012

Secrets to Cleaning Window and Door Screens for your Home Improvement Projects. Write a number on each window or door frame and write the same number on its screen. Put any screws or bolts in a bag and write the same number on it. Continue reading →

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Making an Aluminum Window Screen Frame

Making an Aluminum Window Screen Frame

by Michigan State University on Apr 26, 2012

Materials to make a replacement screen or odd-sized screen can be purchased at many building materials or hardware stores. The framing material usually comes in lengths of 6 feet so measure the opening into which the frame must fit before you buy the material. Continue reading →

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Making Wide Shades Fit Narrow Windows

Making Wide Shades Fit Narrow Windows

by Michigan State University on Apr 26, 2012

Designing window treatments to fit a narrow space seems overwhelming, but it could be easy. This DIY article walks you through the steps of reducing the roller to fit inside narrow windows. This DIY article walks you through the steps of reducing the roller to fit inside narrow windows. Continue reading →

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Why do I have Moisture on my Windows?

Why do I have Moisture on my Windows?

by Michigan State University on Apr 26, 2012

Your humidistat is set too high if excessive moisture collects on windows and other cold surfaces. Excess humidity for a prolonged time can damage walls especially when outdoor air temperatures are very low. Excess moisture condenses on window glass because the glass is cold. Continue reading →

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Repairing Holes in Window Screens

Repairing Holes in Window Screens

by Michigan State University on Apr 26, 2012

Replacing a damaged section or an entire screen can be done with tools usually found around the home and by do-it-yourselfers. This also will help with keeping insects out of your home. Several different materials are available for screening including aluminum or plastic. Continue reading →

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Replacing Broken Window Glass

Replacing Broken Window Glass

by Michigan State University on Apr 26, 2012

Glass, in both wooden and metal frames, is held in place usually by a mechanical fastener. Putty or glazing compound is then applied to keep out the rain. Learn how to remove the broken pane of glass and replace new glass in a wooden frame. Step-by-step guides with photos. Continue reading →

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