In this tutorial we will outline how to install metal flashing around the windows of your home. There are a lot of tricks of the trade for different situation you may encounter in doing such a job. There are also many variables that could be different, such as the type of window and what type of sill, siding or outside layer will be on the home after the flashing is installed. Flashing window openings can be simple or complex depending on the job and all its details.
Tempered glass is sometimes referred to as toughened glass as well. In this article we will examine the qualities of tempered glass and explain its common uses for windows and offer some buying tips. We also will give a comparison between tempered glass and regular glass.
Tempered glass is roughly four times stronger than regular glass. It is meant for applications that may withstand severe pressure that normal glass cannot handle without shattering. It is often known as safety glass because when it does shatter, it breaks apart in tiny square like pieces that are not as sharp and dangerous as regular shattered glass shards which can be pointed, sharp and extremely dangerous during both breaking and clean up afterwards.
Creation of Tempered Glass
Originally polyurethane concrete sealants were all solvent based; however, today you can also buy a more environmentally friendly type of polyurethane concrete sealer that is water based. Either way, by using polyurethane concrete sealants you will render what was a porous surface non-porous.
This not only means that you can prevent water penetration into the concrete surface but, if traffic is moving or parked on top it or machinery is used above it, you can also prevent oils and other chemicals from penetrating the surface.
Roof overhangs, commonly known as eaves are sometimes added to an existing home. In this article we will discuss why you may want to add them, tell what is involved and consider some different designs.
There are several advantages to having roof overhangs on your home. We will go over some of the main advantages next.
Perhaps the most important advantage is removing water away from the roofline. If you do not have overhangs then water will run straight down the side of your home and even into the basement in some cases.
A common mistake made by the DIY/home enthusiast regarding the question – what is millwork, is that it refers to woodmill produced artifacts; which could be anything from doors and window frames to baseboards and mantels.
However, for the DIY/home enthusiast wanting to work with millwork the term will invariable be applied to things like crown molding, dentils, fascias and other custom interior finish details..