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Reasons To Replace Your Old Aluminum Windows With New Energy-Efficient Vinyl Windows

If you've been living with old aluminum windows for years, you know how inefficient they are. Part of the problem is that old windows often used single-pane glass. Another problem is that aluminum transfers heat easily, and energy-efficient windows, like vinyl windows, block heat transfer. Here's why you should consider replacing your old aluminum windows with new windows made of vinyl. Vinyl Windows Have Better Insulation  Vinyl windows have an inner core that insulates against heat transfer.

How Rear Auto Glass Reacts To Impact And The Repairs That May Be Needed

The back window glass on your car is made differently than the front windshield, so flying debris or vandals are likely to create a different kind of damage on rear glass. Repairs aren't always possible on a rear auto window, and replacement may be necessary. Here's a look at the type of damage that can occur and how repairs are made. How Rear Auto Glass Reacts To Impact A front car windshield is usually made of laminated glass.

Hardening Your Home With Impact Windows

If you live in an area prone to dangerous or unpredictable weather, then you have likely given significant thought to how you can protect your home from nature's wrath. Wind and rain can wreak havoc on even the most well-built houses, and your glass windows and doors are likely to take the worst of any severe weather. Aside from creating a potentially expensive repair, traditional glass can also present a hazard during storms if it shatters while anyone is in the house.

How Can You Avoid Causing Damages To Your Old Window Glass While Cleaning It?

When you buy new windows for your home these days, the residential glass that is inside of those window frames is much more resilient than the glass that was used in the old days. If you have older windows in your house, there is a good chance that the glass inside of them will be easily scratched, cracked, or otherwise damaged when doing seemingly harmless things. This can get extremely frustrating when trying to maintain the integrity of those vintage windows.

Picking Out New Bathroom Fixtures? 3 Reasons To Choose A Frameless Glass Shower Enclosure

In the average American home, the bathroom is often the room that receives the most use by family members. In fact, according to a popular infographic, men, on average, spend more than 855 days of their lifetime in the bathroom, while women average slightly less, at just over 770 days. With this level of traffic, it is no wonder that a home's bathroom will need a periodic renovation to remove signs of wear and tear and freshen the space.

3 Tips To Hurricane-Proof Your House

Have you recently purchased a home in a location where hurricanes or other types of storms with strong winds are commonplace? Are you hoping to update the house so that it lasts through any future hurricanes or storms that might come through? Although there is no guarantee that any single update or renovation will prevent any and all damage, there are definitely things you can do that can at least help you to avoid at least some of the damage and destruction that might cause issues for your neighbors.

Signs Of A Drafty Window

Air leaks and drafts around windows are a common cause of high winter heating bills and perennially cold rooms. Knowing the signs of a draft is key to deciding whether it is time for window glass replacement in your home. Sign #1: You can feel, "see," or "hear" the air One of the most obvious signs of a draft is when you pick up on air movement with your senses. This may be as simple as feeling the wind come in around the window.

Are Impact Windows Or Hurricane Shutters Right For Your Home?

Every year, homeowners who live in areas that are in the usual pathways for hurricanes are faced with finding ways to protect their homes. For many people, the chose comes down to installing impact windows or hurricane shutters. If you are unsure which is right for your home, here is what you need to know. Why Use Impact Windows? Impact windows, or hurricane windows, have several advantages, including being able to withstand high winds.

Why You Should Have The Chip In Your Windshield Repaired

If you've noticed a tiny chip in your windshield, you may be wondering if you need to get it fixed. If it isn't in your line of view, it may not seem more than an annoying cosmetic issue. However, even if the chip is a small one, you should have it repaired because the stability of the glass might be affected. Here's why you should have the chip repaired and how you can do it.

What Luxury Real Estate Items Are Worth Paying For?

When the exact perfect buyer finds their exact perfect home, there's often nothing that can talk them out of paying the price tag, whatever it may be. But if you are a savvy real estate buyer, you will also want to make sure the luxury features you buy in a home will also be attractive to the buyer who comes after you. Here is a list of things that is, universally, worth paying for in luxury real estate.