You've finally decided it's time to replace the windows in your home. You probably thought making the decision to go for it was the hard part. Unfortunately, now you are faced with the troubles of deciding what type of window you want to have installed. Learning more about the pros and cons of different types of windows can help make the decision for window replacements easier. 1. Awning Windows Awning windows were designed to provide a home with both light and a nice breeze.
Do you feel like your wood blinds need a face lift? Wood blinds are often chosen not only for their rustic charm but also because they are much more durable and easy to customize. There are a few ways that you can redecorate with your wood blinds, especially if you're willing to put in a little physical labor. 1. Painting and Staining Wooden blinds have a very significant advantage over plastic blinds: they can be sanded and then either painted or stained.
If you want to save on energy costs this winter, you need to weather strip and weatherize your double-hung windows. Weather stripping your windows will help ensure that no cold air makes its way into your house. Keeping out all the cold air that can seep into your home around your windows will lower your heating bill. You'll just need a few supplies and a couple of free hours in order to weathers strip all the windows in your home.
If you have noticed that you are paying high prices for heating, you may want to take a look at your windows to see if there are improvements you can make to help keep your heat on the inside of your home. Glass panes can cause you to lose anywhere from ten to 25% of your home's heat when left uncovered, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Here are some ways you can reduce that percentage, helping to improve the efficiency of your windows and lowering your energy costs as a result.
If your windows are not beneficial in giving you the privacy you would like within your home, you have several options available to decrease or distort what people are able to see when they look through the other side of a glass pane. Here are some ways you can increase the privacy your windows give you throughout your home without having to give up light being let into the room by covering the windows completely.
Have you ever thought about growing your own herbs inside your kitchen? Whether you live in an area that isn't garden-friendly or just don't have the space outside for the herbs, you can find some great window options for growing an indoor herb garden that fills your kitchen with great scents while it's growing and while you are cooking with them. On this blog you will find tips for choosing windows that will help promote the growth of your herbs and designs for windows that are meant to grow such gardens in your home without all of the headaches that can come with it.