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Archive for October, 2012

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Better Security and Energy Efficiency with New Windows

Improving energy efficiency in your home can take many forms.  Are you shopping for updated windows? Check out Bob Villa’s blog entry about new windows by Andersen for some great options. Anderson has incorporated the 5800-seriese wireless sensor from Honeywell into some of their window locks. This added level of ...

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Replacing Your Windows? Here are Some Ideas for the Old Ones

Windows add character to a house’s structure and natural light to the interior, but they don't last forever and eventually need to be replaced. When their original use is over, it’s a waste to simply throw them away. What can they be used for then?  Bob Villa offers some great ...

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Boosting Curb Appeal Can be Easy and Affordable

Don't underestimate the importance of your home's exterior appearance.  According to the National Association of Realtors, curb appeal is responsible for 49% of home sales. If you’re looking to sell your home, Bob Villa offers easy and inexpensive ideas to renew a house’s look. In his blog entry, he also ...

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Do Your Homework Before You Buy New Windows and Doors

One of the most popular home improvement projects is window and door replacement.  There are a lot of options on the market for both products, but here are some things you should consider as you are making your decisions.  Material/s used in manufacturing: vinyl (good), wood (good if outside is wrapped ...

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Increase Energy Efficiency by Sealing Air Leaks

Little air leaks add up to become big energy cost problems. Often window and door openings are a major culprit. Bob Villa offers tips to solve these problems in this blog entry. He also provides links for further information at the bottom of the page. Cracks big and small should be sealed ...

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Window Safety Recommendations from Pella

Window safety is a crucial issue - nearly 5,000 children are treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments each year for injuries sustained from falling out of windows. Being a leader in the window manufacturing business, Pella Corporation has partnered with the National Safety Council, through its Window Safety Task Force.  In response ...

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