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Which Window? II

12 October

Sliding windows from Houzz The sliding or gliding window functions much like a double-hung window. The big difference is that the sash will slide horizontally rather than vertically. It’s as if a double-hung is placed on its side. When to use them. Because a sliding or gliding window typically has a distinctly horizontal proportion, these […]

Which Window?

06 October

Whether you plan on building a new home, renovating an existing house or simply replacing some windows, you’ll be confronted with a maze of window choices and options. From all the choices for location, size, type, style, function, operation, material, finish, hardware and assembly, you could very well feel like you’ve fallen down a rabbit […]

Double Hung Windows

02 October

Learn more about the traditional look of double-hung windows with this quick read from Houzz. The double-hung window is about as traditional a window as can be. It’s no surprise that its style fits colonial and more traditional homes, as the double-hung window became the window of 18th-century America. The double-hung, or sash, window was […]

Entry Door Basics Part II

15 September

from DIY Network DOORS OF STEEL A steel entry door combines strength and stability with relatively low cost. A steel door has a well-deserved reputation for security and weather resistance, but fiberglass and solid wood doors are solid performers too. Steel doors aren’t made of solid metal – they have a polyurethane core with a […]

Entry Door Basics

13 September

from DIY Network Looking to make a great first impression? How about switching out that overgrown cereal box you call a front door for an entry door that’s as stylish and welcoming as you are? When it comes to adding some curb appeal to your home – and making a statement about who lives inside […]

Window Styles Part II

13 September

from DIY Network Window Styles Part II Historic Style Grilles are a popular choice on newer homes’ windows. Adding a touch of historic style, grilles are offered in the same material as your window frame. Some manufacturers offer removable grilles. Removing or Adding Grilles If you would like the look of a divided lite window, […]

Window Basics: Learn the Types and Styles

08 September

from the DIY Network  Casement Windows As well as metal casement windows, vinyl casements, seen here, and wood casements are also common. Parts of a Casement Window Casement windows are widely used. Many of the terms used to describe the parts that make up a casement window also apply to other windows. The window is made up […]

Types of Windows

06 September

from the DIY Network TYPES OF WINDOWS There are several different types of windows. Traditionally, most windows were side-hinged windows, referred to as casements, and sliding sash windows. New opening mechanisms such as friction and pivot hinges are increasingly popular. Window materials, shapes, and sizes vary considerably, as does terminology, so you should read your […]

Repainting Window Trim

01 September

When it comes to your home and curb appeal, nothing is a more noticeable fix than repainting window trim. If you have a single-story home or feel comfortable on a ladder, this is an easy and safe job that can save you money. If done properly, it’s not something you’ll have to worry about for many […]

Putting a Fresh Coat of Paint on Your Exterior

30 August

By Tom Silva of Most people think of painting as a way to make a house look pretty, but it also protects the exterior from the elements. When you’re doing it yourself, follow two simple rules: prepare the surface well and buy the best paint you can afford. HOUSE INSPECTION First, do a quick […]