Bay windows are a desirable architectural feature. They include three windows that jut outward from the square dimensions of the room. The middle window runs parallel to the surrounding wall, while the two adjoining windows are angled outward. The installation typically extends 2 to 3 feet beyond the foundation. Bay windows can also be found on the second floor of a home. Continue reading "How to Decorate a Bay Window with Style"
As far as cleaning routines and tedious chores go, we all make excuses to get out of them. We say we’re too busy, we’ll do it tomorrow, someone else will pick it up… But how do we break this messy house cycle? Window Genie is here to offer a couple of small changes you can make in your daily routine that’ll make a huge difference in keeping your house clean and tidy. A little goes a long way in this list of new habits that will keep your house clean year-round. Continue reading "10 Tricks to Keeping Your Home Clean"
Owning a home is not always the joy we make it out to be. There can be sneaky little problems that rear their ugly head at the most inopportune time. Some of these problems are almost impossible to avoid, but here are three issues that can be prevented with simple cleaning and maintenance. Continue reading "3 Preventable Home Disasters"
Your driveway is grimy and covered in potentially dangerous and corrosive or acidic chemicals, dirt, sand, salt and more. The hazards of ignoring a dirty driveway and the benefits of routine pressure or power washing are numerous. Routine pressure washing doesn’t only benefit the current homeowner but can also impact the value of the home and increase the overall curb appeal of the property. Cleaning concrete periodically will extend its service life and enhance its beauty. It can be difficult to tell when concrete is in need of cleaning because the dirt and grime can build up so slowly. However, once the process is done, the results of freshly cleaned concrete are undeniable. Continue reading "Why Do I Need to Pressure Wash My Concrete?"
It’s that time again! Spider season. Mid-summer is the special time of year when a spider’s biological clock starts ticking harder than Marissa Tomei’s. August is usually the prime time for male spiders to start seeking a mate to extend their lineage. Spiders are usually solitary, but when it’s time to find their special someone, they begin to emerge in droves. I know some are going to rail against the murdering of these eight-legged freaks, but for us arachnophobes, we see things differently. Here are some easy ways to keep Charlotte and her web from bothering you and your family. Continue reading "3 Ways to Keep Spiders at Bay"

Nothing is as tough on your windows as hard water. Hard water is a term that is often associated with large cities or a very industrialized area. The nasty truth about hard water is that it can rear its ugly head at any time. Hard water is simply water that has a high mineral content. It is formed when water percolates through deposits of limestone and chalk. The main minerals that make up hard water are calcium and magnesium carbonates.

Almost any water that hasn’t gone through a softening process will have trace amounts of these minerals. A lot of homes in areas where hard water is prevalent are equipped with softeners that use sodium to filter the water. This method is enough to make your water taste fine, but it may not be enough to prevent deposits on your windows. Continue reading "The Hard Truth About Hard Water Stains"

Can’t remember the last time you cleaned your windows? The grime, fingerprints, and water spots tell you the task is long overdue. Use the information here to help you create a schedule for how often you should be cleaning your windows, both inside and out. Why are Clean Windows Important? Windows perform several vital functions in your home, including allowing natural light to enter and providing a view of the exterior. Free sunlight helps to keep your electricity bills down, especially in the winter, and you may enjoy curling up with a good book on the window seat. Not only can you read by the natural light, but you can also keep an eye on the kids playing outside. All of these activities go by the wayside if your windows are overly dirty. Dusty debris can block the light, and smears may ruin the view. Get the most from your windows by keeping them clean! How Often Should You Clean Your Windows Inside and Out? The frequency of this chore depends on several factors, from environmental considerations to your personal preferences. Your schedule might range from once a month to once a year. Here are some scenarios and where they fall along that timeline. Once a Month If you’re a business owner, clean windows are all about looking good. In this context, you must clean away spots before they draw any attention to themselves if you hope to keep up appearances. That’s why businesses may choose to have their windows cleaned at least once a month. Every Three Months The most diligent homeowners schedule cleanings about four times a year. The settings that demand frequent exterior window cleaning include: · Forests, where debris from trees and bird droppings make a mess of your window panes · The seaside, where salt deposits can stick to the glass and corrode the frames · Cities, where dust and smoke can fog up the windows Different factors may increase the need for interior window cleaning. For instance: · You may have children who leave fingerprints and greasy smears on your front windows · You could have pets that make wet nose marks and muddy paw prints on your glass patio door · You might do a lot of cooking, which can splatter the kitchen windows · You may enjoy entertaining and want to make the best impression on your guests Every 6 to 12 Months In the average residential setting, cleaning your windows once or twice a year is usually sufficient. Sticking to this schedule allows optimal light to stream in and promotes a flawless view of the exterior. Hire a Professional Window Cleaning Service Clean windows are an important part of home maintenance, but no one likes to do it. After all, who wants to use up precious weekend hours lugging around a heavy bucket and balancing on a wobbly ladder to reach the windows on the second floor? The job is tiring and more difficult than it looks if you’re aiming for a streak-free shine. Plus, remembering to keep your windows clean is a hassle! That’s why so many homeowners schedule routine cleanings with Window Genie. Our Window Care Program allows you to customize your schedule and receive discounts based on frequency. With our help, you’ll save money and keep your windows looking great all year round. Thanks to our exclusive Streak-Free Guarantee, you can put your complete confidence in our abilities. To request window cleaning services in your area, please contact us today. Then, be ready for every season with window weatherproofing services from our fellow Neighborly Company, Mr. Handyman.

Imagine coming up with an idea that could change the world. It would not only be affordable but could help preserve the environment by preventing deforestation. Then after 25 years, you find out the product you designed to help the environment is actually destroying it. That sounds like a nightmare or the plot of a John Carpenter film, but that is the reality of first-generation vinyl siding.

Continue reading "Vinyl Siding, Friend or Foe?"
Painting the trim around your windows can freshen any room, making them pop! But it's a hassle when you end up spending the majority of your time and effort putting painters tape on the glass to avoid getting paint all over your windows. If you have divided light windows... forget about it. You'd better hope you have a kid on punishment to pawn it off to! What if we were to tell you that it's okay to color outside the lines, and that removing paint from your glass is much easier than preventing it? With a few simple tools and techniques, flawless windows can be achieved. Continue reading "How To Remove Paint From Windows"