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Signs That It Might Be Time To Replace Your Glass Door

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As a homeowner, you need to be aware of the signs that it might be time to have your glass door replaced. To help you know when that might be, you will want to review the following points. You Are Noticing Sunlight Shining Through You are going to want to carefully examine the door itself and the area between the door and the wall. In some cases, separation can happen between the door frame and the wall. Then there could also be a separation between the door frame and the pieces of glass. Either way, you are going to want to look closely...

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2 Tips To Protect Your Double Pane Windows From Humidity Damage

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Double pane windows are not only installed to elevate the appearance of a home, but they are also used for energy efficiency purposes. The extra panel of glass helps to prevent heat transfer from inside the house to the outside and vice versa. Therefore, they can often be installed in order to cut down on your home’s electricity bill. However, double pane windows are still susceptible to the same types of damages found in traditional windows especially humidity damage. A poorly installed window or a previously damaged...

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How To Repair Scratches In The Glass Of Your Sliding Glass Door

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Dogs often jump up on glass doors when they see something outside that they want to get to. When they jump on the glass, their claws can sometimes scratch it and damage it. Over time, the scratches can make it difficult to see out of the glass door. Fortunately, it is not overly difficult to repair the scratches in the sliding glass door, if they are not too deep. The guide below walks you through the quick and easy process for repairing scratches in a sliding glass door. Clean the Door The first thing you need to do is clean the door. Mix...

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3 Ideas To Help You Renovate Windows For A Replacement Alternative

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Replacement windows are something you hear a lot about when it comes to energy efficient home improvements. They are also something that may not be right for every home. Instead of replacements, you may want to consider other solutions, such as adding film or replacing panes. These can be especially good solutions for restorations and preserving old, unique window designs. Here are some of the options you may want to consider for improving your windows without replacing them: 1. Installing Shades And Anti-Glare Screens On Windows If you are...

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3 Ideas To Give Your Home Summer Shade And Reduce Cooling Costs

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Direct sunlight during the summer months can be one of the biggest contributors to heat gain and increased cooling costs. Do you have windows that get direct sunlight and cause areas to be especially hotter than others? These areas may be somewhere that you want to consider having summer shade, but you may want to have sunlight in winter. What can you do to get the best of both shade and sunlight? Here are some ideas that will help you get the shade in summer and sunlight in winter: 1. Building Arbors With Summer Green Cover That Dies Off In...

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Should You Replace Windows In An Older Home?

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When you purchase an older home, you know that it might require some TLC to restore it. One of the first projects that new homeowners have to face is deciding whether or not replacement windows are needed. If you are unsure whether or not you should exchange your older windows for new windows, here is what you need to know. Why Keep the Old Windows? One of the main reasons to hang onto the windows in your older home is they are part of your home’s overall beauty and character. The windows are directly connected to the architectural...

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Adding More Light To Your Foyer: Exterior Door Options That Include Extra Windows

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If you have a nice little entryway that keeps you and your visitors warm and dry, or a foyer that is large and spacious but lacks light, it may be time to consider adding more windows. While you are looking at windows, which will add more natural light to your entryway or foyer, do not forget to check out new exterior doors, too. There are many new exterior door options that include additional windows. Here are some of those options. Glass, Glass and More Glass For maximum effect and the most possible light you can allow through the portal to...

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Proper Care Of Glass Shower Doors

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If you recently decided to upgrade your existing shower curtain to include glass doors, you will soon be enjoying the improvement to the appearance of your bathroom along with the convenience in having water contained in the enclosure instead of dripping out onto the floor. Glass shower doors need to be properly cared for so they look their best for years to come. Here are some steps one can use to keep these panes of glass in the best possible condition so they continue giving your bathroom an...

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3 Helpful Tips For Cleaning Vinyl Siding With A Pressure Washer

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Vinyl siding offers a number of distinct benefits, from its inexpensive price point, to its ease of installation. Cleaning vinyl siding, however, is a chore that few people look forward to. Yet with a pressure washer, this undesirable task becomes quite a lot easier–in principle, anyway. If you have struggled in the past to properly clean your siding with a pressure washer, read on. This article will offer three helpful tips to get the job done right–and quickly. Double check that your pressure washer is up to the task. To put it...

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Setting A Stuck Casement Window Free

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Casement windows–those that open outward by means of a hinge along one side–can be commonly found on a wide variety of homes. While these windows add a touch of class unlike any other, older ones are also prone to becoming stuck in place. If you have a stubborn casement window in your home, read on. This article will teach you about three of the most common causes–and how to solve them. Loose Screws Loose screws can impede the proper movement of the sash–that is, the main assemblage containing the frame and glass. This...

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