How To Replace Sliding Glass Door Rollers To Extend The Life Of Your Exterior Sliding Doors

Most exterior sliding glass doors have a life expectancy of 20 years. If your door is getting up there in age, there are things you can do to extend this life expectancy. For example, if your exterior sliding glass door is getting harder and harder to open and close, don’t immediately come to the conclusion that you need to buy a brand-new door. This is a sign that the rollers on the door are worn out, which is a very quick and easy fix.

New Window Installation: 3 Installation Tips For Replacing Sill Frames

Generally speaking, you can expect to have to replace windows in your home every 15 to 20 years if you maintain them properly.  You might want to switch from single pane windows to double pane windows, or you might simply want to try out a different window design. Regardless of what you choose to do when installing a new window, you need to inspect the sill frame and replace it if it is cracked or rotten.

The Energy-Efficient Old Craftsman: Replacing Your Doors And Windows

As an owner of an arts and crafts bungalow home, you can be proud of the original wood finishes and beautiful custom details that make your home unique. However, old windows and doors, no matter how beautiful and well-crafted, just don’t compare to modern designs when it comes to energy efficiency. So, how can you update your doors without losing the original charm of your old house? While many modern homes opt for low cost fiberglass, you should stick with wood.

Four Common Windscreen Repair Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

Windscreens on most vehicles can be damaged fairly easily through day-to-day driving. Whether it’s a small chip caused by airborne rubble or cracks caused by sudden temperature changes, you will likely need to repair your windscreen a few times over your vehicle’s lifetime. However, many drivers make a number of mistakes when it comes to repairing windscreens that can end up costing them a lot of money down the line. To help you avoid these, below are four of the most common mistakes drivers make when repairing their windscreen and how to avoid them:

Time For New Windows? Consider These Energy-Efficient Features

If your windows are old, loose and thin, replacing them with virtually any type of new window is likely to yield energy savings. However, in order to make sure your new windows are as energy efficient as possible, you should consider choosing ones with one or more of these energy-saving features. Triple-Pane Glass Many windows these days are double-pane, which means there are two layers of glass between the interior of your home and the outdoors.

Go Green & Recycle: 3 Building Materials To Consider

If you are considering building a house or need to replace the siding and roofing on your current house, have you thought about using recycled materials? This doesn’t have to mean that you’ll be scavenging old properties and buildings looking for suitable wood and other building materials to use. There are companies out there that use recycled materials such as wood, metal, and asphalt to develop new materials that are used in home construction.

3 Services For Spring Cleaning The Outside Of Your House

After a long winter, the outside of your house may look dirty and drab, and you may want to do something about it. If you do not have time, energy, or the right equipment, you may want to consider hiring these jobs out to a contractor. Once these three services are completed, your house will look great, and you may feel better about it. Gutter Cleaning The first service to get is gutter cleaning.

DIY: Create A Faux Window With Artificial Sunlight Using A Recycled Window Frame

Installing new windows can add life to a room, but sometimes, traditional windows simply aren’t an option, because either the wall is an interior one or you don’t own the property. But, that doesn’t mean you have to settle for a dark, dreary room. With a little creativity, you can transform your space with a delightful faux window complete with artificial sunlight. Choosing a Window Frame Choose a recycled window frame in a size and shape to complement your room.

6 Ways To Make Your Home Windows Safer For Your Autistic Family Member

Life with a child on the autism spectrum requires a lot of changes, but some of them are easier to forget than others. Making your home safer for an autistic child means replacing potential dangers with safer options. Even if you’ve already blocked off the outlets and found locking stove knobs, don’t forget to make these four changes to your windows too. Install Window Locks and Alarms The lure of the great outdoors leads many autistic children to slip away through a window or door and end up lost.