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Windows / Siding

Types of Weather Stripping

Types of Weather Stripping

by Michigan State University on Apr 26, 2012

Choosing a type of weatherstripping includes consideration with friction, weather, temperature changes, and wear and tear associated with its location. For example, when applied to a door bottom or threshold, weatherstripping could drag on carpet or erode as a result of foot traffic. Weatherstripping in a window must accommodate all the sliding of panes. The weatherstripping you choose should seal well when the door or window is closed while allowing it to open freely. Also considerations of the current frame, wood / metal / vinyl would be a consideration. Continue reading →

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Siding: Aluminum vs. Vinyl

Siding: Aluminum vs. Vinyl

by Thomas Kral on May 6, 2012

The differences between the two types of siding are mostly about preference and price. Vinyl is less expensive than aluminum especially if the aluminum is vinyl wrapped. With aluminum colors fade and get chalky, pits with age, and dents if anything hits it. The vinyl wrapped aluminum is stronger than vinyl by itself and makes it much more maintenance free. Vinyl siding can crack and fade slower than aluminum. One of the most common causes of damage to vinyl happens when someone has put their grill to close to it and has melted it. Continue reading →

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Siding: Cedar vs. Cement

Siding: Cedar vs. Cement

by Thomas Kral on May 6, 2012

Cedar and Fibercement (Cement) siding are both high end materials. Either Cedar or Cement sidings require a slightly greater upfront investment over vinyl or aluminum; however the result is products that will last much longer. Cedar siding is wood, from the Cedar tree. Cedar is one of the most durable of woods. Cement siding is made of a mixture of cement and cellulose. Cellulose is the fiber in Fiber cement. Cellulose is basically wood fibers. Either Cedar or Cement will be very strong and durable. Both are resistant to impact damage from hail or tree damage. Continue reading →

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Replacing Wood and Engineered Siding

Replacing Wood and Engineered Siding

by Insidespaces on May 7, 2012

Wood and Engineered sidings are good choices for siding that last a long time but do not tolerate water penetration very well. This usually becomes evident where the siding meets horizontal surfaces such as porches, steps and decks. Fortunately, it is fairly easy to replace. The biggest problem can be finding a replacement piece. The siding in this how to is a smooth engineered siding and is very easy to replace as it has no texture. Continue reading →

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Window Replacement Ideas – What to Consider When Starting a Project

Window Replacement Ideas – What to Consider When Starting a Project

by Guest on Oct 20, 2012

Why do you need replacement windows? No one should hesitate to spend occasionally on home improvement. But sometimes, it becomes necessary to take action, and replacing your old windows is one of those instances. If you have already started to think that is a tough job, you should think again. You just need to find some interesting window replacement ideas and proceed systematically to handle the task. Here are few things to consider. Continue reading →

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Why Windows are a Crucial Part of Home Improvement

Why Windows are a Crucial Part of Home Improvement

by V Allison on Jan 6, 2013

Many people ignore the importance of windows when it comes to improving the design of their home. Glass is a versatile and beautiful material which really can finish off a great design. To many people, windows are simply something that you look out of and that let light in. A functional feature and nothing more. That viewpoint severely limits the way in which windows can be used though, not just as a means of making your home look better, but also making it more efficient. Light, heat and potential damage to furniture are just three of the factors which windows can help homeowners to manage more effectively. Continue reading →

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Energy Tax Credit for Windows

Energy Tax Credit for Windows

by Guest on Jan 30, 2013

You can claim your energy tax credit for home improvements by using online tax software. You will be sure to get the full tax credit for your home energy efficiency improvements that qualify for the tax credits and deductions. Tax software is your best chance to claim your energy tax credits. By answering simple questions the program will fill in your entries into the correct place. Your tax return will be scanned many times before you file to ensure you will not miss any valuable tax credits or tax deductions. Continue reading →

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A Few Things to Keep in Mind When Choosing Your Home's Exterior

A Few Things to Keep in Mind When Choosing Your Home's Exterior

by Guest on Feb 3, 2013

There is more to the outside of your home than just looks. Mother Nature can be very aggressive when she deals out snow, wind, heat, rain, etc. This can have its toll on any material left exposed (more so for some than others). Home sidings come in as protectors of your homes against these harsh elements. The functionality of these sidings is both functional (protecting your house) and aesthetics. Home sidings help to increase the appeal of the home from the outside, but also play an important role in the protection of your home. Continue reading →

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Let Window Cleaners Polish Up Your World!

Let Window Cleaners Polish Up Your World!

by Guest on Feb 5, 2013

Picture this! You arrive at work one morning to find all your commercial property's windows sparkling, the walls looking brand new, and the signage unsullied. Later when you get home, you also find the same high-quality service has been applied to all the features of your house! It is time to make your woolgathering a reality and discover the best window cleaners in Perth. In time, you’ll notice that regular and consistent window cleaning provides visible, long-term positive effects on all Continue reading →

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Choosing the Right Window Blinds for Your Home

Choosing the Right Window Blinds for Your Home

by Celeste Liban on Apr 1, 2013

In choosing window blinds for your home, you need to consider a lot of things like type, style and its cost. Not only that, you need to know to install them and what’s the difference of every blind and how to make them look nice in your home. So if you are not an expert, here are some helpful tips to make this process much easier. First, you must decide the type of window blinds you should buy. There are different types of blinds in store and the most common types are venetian blinds, roman blinds, vertical blinds, mini blinds and roller blinds. Continue reading →

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