Covering Window Shades and Blinds

Oct 10, 2011 No Comments

You’ve just had beautiful, energy efficient windows installed, but now its time to reflect on how you want to cover them. That means thinking about things like design, privacy and energy savings. Fortunately, from honeycomb shades to remote control blinds, there are a lot of options. From the design perspective, the basic decision you have […]

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Are Bullet-Proof Windows in Your Home’s Future?

Sep 23, 2011 No Comments

Unless you’re planning on moving into the White House (and at this point, what sane person wants to?), chances are you won’t be shopping for bullet-proof windows any time soon. However, it is interesting to note how these White House trappings differ from the replacement windows you might consider for your own home. Bullet-proof windows […]

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Get that Federal Tax Credit on Replacement Windows Before it’s Too Late

Sep 09, 2011 No Comments

With the Federal Tax Credit for energy efficient replacement windows set to expire at the end of 2011, there is never a better time than now to install government-approved Energy Star windows. When shopping for them, just be aware that even among windows that are Energy Star-rated, there are differences in performance. The people who […]

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Making Your Home More Child-Friendly

Jun 14, 2011 No Comments

Parents have enough to worry about regarding child safety without adding in-home hazards to the mix. Thankfully, childproofing your home doesn’t have to be an expensive exercise. A home services contractor can work with parents to simply and affordably childproof and improve the home. At first, parents may think that they can make these home […]

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Windows 101: An Introduction to the Essentials

Jun 01, 2011 No Comments

Since windows are one of the signature design elements of your home, not to mention a source of energy savings, it’s important to consider several factors before purchasing new windows or repairing older ones. First, you have to decide whether you want to get involved in repairing windows you currently have, or replacing them and […]

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Winter Weather Worries? Install Storm Windows and Save

Apr 01, 2011 No Comments

Oh the weather outside is frightful… but aside from the comfort of a warm fireplace, what would really be delightful is ensuring that the winter rains and snows don’t damage your home. For this, homeowners should hire home services professionals to install energy efficient storm windows. These windows will not only add value to your […]

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Daylighting: A Simple Way to Cut Electricity Costs

Mar 15, 2011 No Comments

Have you seen the light? Or, more accurately, the daylighting? Increasingly, businesses are turning to architectural and window styles designed to daylight, or use natural light, as a replacement for the illumination provided by costly electricity. When done right, daylighting is a combination of art and science. A proper job is dependent on a number […]

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