Do Your Windows Have the Power to Melt the House Next Door?

With a fair amount of buzz recently about how some energy-efficient windows can create a laser-beam effect that warps siding on a neighboring house, we thought we’d check into the hubbub. Read the rest of this entry »

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Save Money with Home Window Repair Tips

Perhaps your wood sashes are cracked, peeling, and prone to rattle in the wind. Or the insulated glass in your vinyl casement is “blown” — filled with foggy condensation. Maybe your aluminum slider gave up sliding years ago. You’ve got a window problem, and you know it’s going to cost you. Read the rest of this entry »

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Skylight Costs and Tips for a Mistake-Free Installation

Skylights are a popular option for bringing natural light into a home. Even a single skylight can transform a room, adding 30% more light than a window and bathing interiors with balanced, energy-saving light. Read the rest of this entry »

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What You Need to Know About Buying Energy-Efficient Windows

If your windows are more than 15 years old, you may be putting up with draftiness, windows that stick in their frames, and skyrocketing energy bills. Energy-efficient windows would be a great improvement, but replacement can be very expensive. Read the rest of this entry »

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How to Inspect Windows and Doors to Stop Air and Water Leaks

Take a close look at your windows, doors, and skylights to stop air leaks, foil water drips, and detect the gaps and rot that let the outside in. You can perform a quick check with a home air-pressure test, or a DIY energy audit. Read the rest of this entry »

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Choosing an Exterior Door

Good looks and value — what’s not to love? Not only does replacing your front entry door kick up your curb appeal, it’s a solid investment with a decent payback. According to the “2015 Remodeling Impact Report” from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, a new steel entry door has a national median cost of $2,000, and you’ll recover 75% of that investment if you decide to sell your house. Read the rest of this entry »

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