Windows

Removing a Basement Window

With many basement windows having metal frames there are several reasons why you might want to remove basement windows in order to replace them. Firstly being made from metal, they can be prone to distorting causing the window panes to shatter; and the unsightly rust that can accumulate in the sub-ground level moist conditions can actually go on to weaken the integrity of the whole window frame.

Soundproofing For Windows

Do your neighbors keep you up at night or do you live near an airport or any other noisy environment? Before you get ready to move to a quieter place, consider ways to make your own home a more peaceful place to be. If you have a noise problem then soundproofing for windows is your solution. Though most people don’t realize it, the windows are typically the most common way that noise travels in and out of a room.

A soundproofing window is a second window placed behind your existing window that opens and closes just like your current one. There is no need to remove or replace your window to eliminate noise problems.

Casement Window Removal

Casement windows are windows that open via hinges rather than sliding in a frame. No other window can be opened as far. When you open a casement window, you swing the entire window open. Casement windows are very difficult to break into. Casement locks are hook-shaped, and these hooks are embedded within the frame, making them untouchable. They are not hard to remove, but you do need to know what steps to take. Below is a quick guide to casement window removal.

Types of Casement Windows

How to Make Curtain Rods

If you would like to save money when decorating or replacing your window treatments this article will tell you how to make curtain rods. Purchasing curtain rods can be costly. You may spend as much as $50 per window if you buy them from a home improvement store.

You don't have to purchase expensive window treatment hardware to hang your curtains. Look around the house, the garage, do some dumpster diving, go to the hardware store, or even the Dollar Store. You don’t need much technical know-how to do this; in fact all you really need is a little imagination.

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Weatherstripping

Vinyl Adhesive WeatherstrippingWeatherstripping can be used for many applications and there are several types. This page discusses where to use different types of weatherstripping and details of how they are installed and how they generally come packaged.