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Wonderful Windows: A Crystal Clear Window Blog

Welcome to my window blog. My name is Christy, and this is one of a series of blogs I am making about homes and home repairs. I was inspired to write about these topics after remodelling our home and replacing a lot of elements like the windows. I am going to write about everything from choosing the right windows for your climate to keeping your glass squeaky clean. I hope that you like reading these blogs -- if they inspire or help you, share them with your friends on Facebook, Twitter or whatever social media you like! Thanks again for reading and enjoy!

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Window Tinting: Your Options

Tinting the windows on your car or your home brings many benefits such as improved visibility in sunny conditions, protection from UV rays which can harm the upholstery and increased privacy. However, when it comes to window tinting, there are a wide range of options on the market. If you have not purchased window tinting before, you may be confused or overwhelmed by the range of options available to you. Below is a brief guide to 4 of the most popular and common types of window tinting which will help you to decide which type of window tinting is best for your home or car.

Smashed: How to Replace a Broken Pane of Glass

If a window on your property has been broken, you may be considering how you can replace the pane of glass. Below is a step by step guide to replacing a broken windowpane. 1. Gather your tools Before starting work, the first thing you should do is gather all the necessary tools together. You will need the following: Pair of thick work gloves Cardboard box Putty knife Measuring tape Wire brush Linseed oil Heat gun Glazier's points 2.

The 2 Qualities Of An Energy Efficient Casement Window

Many prospective homeowners choose casement windows for the fact that they often provide an uninterrupted view of the outdoors and for the fact that they often don't need additional window treatments. Like many other prospective homeowners, you'll probably want to invest in the most energy efficient windows. This article discusses two qualities that you should look for when comparing the energy efficiency of casement windows. A Low U-Factor Or A High R-Value

How to Make Your Canvas Awning Last Longer

Canvas awnings are often installed outside of windows on the back patio or deck in order to give you more shade. Awnings are great because you can create relaxing places in your backyard where you enjoy nature, but also have some protection from the harsh sunlight. Here are some tips for helping your awning last to protect your investment. Clean the Awning Regularly First of all, your awning should not just be left alone, as dust and dirt will accumulate on it.

How to Create More Privacy in Your Home

While you may enjoy talking to your neighbors when washing your car or checking the mail, you might not want to display everything you do to them. This is where the perk of having more privacy comes in. When you create more privacy in your home and yard, you feel more protected and safe in your own space, while creating a much cozier atmosphere. Here are some ways to have more privacy at home.

Getting Familiar with Double Glazed Windows

No matter what type of home you have, heat loss through windows is inevitable. What you can do though is install energy efficient windows that will reduce the amount of heat you lose on a daily basis. This could significantly reduce your heating-related utility bills in the long run. One of the more popular options for energy efficient windows are double glazed windows. These windows comprise two glass panes that have been joined together with a gap in between the panes.

2 Ways to Reduce the Health Hazards of Driving

Crashes aren't the only hazard you risk when driving. Did you know that being in a car can have other negative effects on your mental and physical health? For many people, it's impossible to avoid or reduce the amount of time you spend driving. However, you can reduce your risks in other ways. Here are 2 tips for making your daily journeys a healthier experience. Banish Road Rage Driving can be incredibly frustrating.

Some Features to Look For With a Bi-Fold Door

If you have a large door wall or opening to your outside area, you might want to choose a bi-fold or accordion door for this space. A bi-fold door can allow you to open up the door completely and fold the sections against the wall. This can mean maximum air circulation in the home and also makes foot traffic in and out of this space easier as well. When shopping for bi-fold doors, note a few factors to consider and discuss with a contractor so you can ensure you get doors that you're sure to love for years to come.

Is it Possible to Repair Aluminum Windows?

Windows are some of the most important components of any home. They do a number of different jobs, including allowing fresh air and light into your home, all while keeping burglars, rain, wind and dust out. While well-constructed, high-quality aluminum windows will provide you with years of problem-free use, as time passes, some components of the windows may become damaged and require repairs. Here you will find some of the most common window components that need repairs and how to determine if the repair is possible,or if replacement is the best option.

Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Buy Roller Shutters

Roller shutters can perform several functions when they are installed in windows. It is therefore very important for you to consider what your exact needs are before you order roller shutters. This article discusses some of the questions that you should ask yourself before you buy rollers shutters for your residential windows. The questions will help you to identify the most important features that those shutters should have if they are to address your needs.

Glass Tinting | 3 Helpful Tips For Tinting Glass Windows

Glass tinting is an excellent way to protect your home's interiors by keeping out the harmful UV rays of the sun. Tinting also helps to increase your privacy, which makes it a good choice for all the windows in your home. You can either choose to undertake glass tinting on your own or you can hire a professional to tint your glass windows. In any case, these tips aim to help you in your glass tinting quest.

5 Tips to Help You Select the Right Skylights in Your Home

Skylights are an ideal solution if you need to brighten your space. They let natural light into the house, reducing your dependence on artificial lighting, which in turn reduces your energy bills and carbon footprint. Skylights can be installed in any room of the house, and proper planning will help you enjoy the full benefit of having them. 1. Size Skylights come in many sizes, and the size you choose will affect the amount of light, heat and ventilation coming into your house.