Home Improvement Blog: A Toolbox of Ideas

Argon Gas in Replacement Windows

Posted on Mon, Aug 29, 2011

You know you need replacement windows and you are looking forward to the changes in you heating bill. But it can get confusing with all the different options available for increasing the energy efficiency of replacement windows.  One of the options available is argon gas but what is it and how does it work to increase the energy efficiency of replacement windows.

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Tags: Energy Efficiency, Replacement Windows, Windows

Can I Put a Patio Enclosure on My House?

Posted on Sat, Aug 27, 2011

The extra space of a patio enclosure sounds like the perfect solution to adding on additional space to your house.  What a great space it would be, a wonderful room to enjoy the outdoors while being indoors.  A patio enclosure, also called a sunroom, is constructed of three walls and attached to home which creates the fourth wall.  Now you wonder if a patio enclosure can actually be put on to your house. 


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Tags: Sunrooms, Deck Enclosure, Patio Enclosure

Can I Install My Own Replacement Windows?

Posted on Sun, Aug 21, 2011

So what is so hard about putting a replacement window into a cut out rectangle of my home?  I watched the guy down the street from the window company do it and it looked fairly simple.  Empty hole gets filled with a new window, a little caulking and trim and all done!  Okay, now for reality to set in.  There is more to installing windows that to simply putting the window into the opening.

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Tags: Installation, Replacement Windows, Windows

Replacement Windows to Siding, Do Your Homework

Posted on Sat, Aug 20, 2011

It has finally been decided to move forward on that home improvement project that has been on the back burner for a while now.  No matter if you’re looking for new siding or replacement windows, you need to do some homework of your own before you have contractors to your home to give you an estimate on your project.

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Tags: Design, Investment, Home Improvement

Designing Decks: 3 Secrets for Great Results

Posted on Sun, Aug 14, 2011

When it comes to designing decks, you will want to do some planning and configuring before the actual construction.  One of the worst things to discover is that you wished you had thought about or done something different with your deck design after it has been built.  So, here are 3 secrets to getting great results from your deck design.


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Tags: Decks, Design, Outdoor Space

Sunrooms: A Multi-Functioning Space?

Posted on Sat, Aug 13, 2011

Sunrooms are a great way to expand the living space of your home.  They can serve as a multi functioning space for your family.  Here’s a sunroom story about the designing and building of a sunroom that needed to be multi-functional and tailored to the family’s needs.


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Tags: Outdoor Space, Sunrooms, Gable Sunroom, Cleveland Sunrooms

Entry Doors: Make a Statement with Design Options

Posted on Mon, Aug 08, 2011

Your entry door creates a statement about your home and is a key element in the overall curb appeal of your home.  Along with the choice of materials for your entry door, from wood to fiberglass, there are many more choices in regards to design options.  The simple addition of sidelights changes the front door from a narrow entry to a light filled entrance.  Add decorative glass to reflect your homes personality and architecture.  Let’s explore some of the design options available for your entry door.

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Tags: Glass, Design, Entry Doors, Doors

Adding a Sunroom: Explore Your Options

Posted on Sat, Aug 06, 2011

Adding a sunroom can be very exciting.  You may be adding a sunroom to expand your living space, enjoy the outdoors while remaining indoors or simply because you love the look and feel of a sunroom.  While thinking of a sunroom is one thing deciding on all the details of a sunroom is another.  Yes, details.  There are differences and options to consider for the enjoyment of your sunroom for years to come.



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Tags: Studio Sunroom, Design, Sunrooms, Gable Sunroom