Do you wish you had more efficient windows? Avoid high window replacement costs while enjoying energy savings with window film
. This is one of the easiest, most cost-effective ways to lower your energy bills—as long as you choose the right product and have it installed correctly. Continue reading "Fact or Myth: Does Window Film Save Energy?"
There’s nothing worse than sitting next to a drafty window on a cold winter day, shivering as chilly air rushes over your arms. You realize your furnace must work harder to compensate for this cold air entering your home, but what can you do besides replace your windows? Actually, there are plenty of ways to reduce window heat loss! Here’s how to insulate windows for energy savings, lower heating bills, and improved home comfort. Continue reading "Keep the Cold Out! Learn How to Insulate Your Windows"
Gutters drain water runoff from the roof, but they have an added benefit around Christmastime—they are the perfect place to mount holiday lights. If you’re struggling to get your decorations up, follow these step-by-step instructions for how to hang Christmas lights from the gutters. Continue reading "How to Hang Christmas Lights on Gutters for a Cheery Season"
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"