Home Improvement Blog: A Toolbox of Ideas

Windows Play a Key Role in Home Safety

Posted on Sun, Apr 24, 2011

Two of the main points of window safety are to provide an escape for fires and to help prevent falls. The Window Safety Task Force of the National Safety Council reminds parents that windows play an important role in both of these areas.


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Tags: Building Codes, Windows, Double Hung Window

Convert an existing deck into a sunroom

Posted on Mon, Nov 22, 2010

Decks are extremely popular because they give us a place to enjoy the outdoors to entertain, cook, dine, relax and more. With millions of existing decks across the U.S., many homeowners have often wondered “what if I could use my deck year round?”  By converting a deck to a sunroom, you will be able to use it during the colder winter months, the hot summer months and even on rainy days. A glass sunroom that is properly designed and built can create the open feeling of being outdoors while being protected from the inclement weather and changing seasons.  Building a sunroom on an existing deck is often a great idea because if the deck’s framing and foundation meet the current building code usually the homeowner can save up to 35% and the project can be completed in less time.     

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Tags: Building Codes, Sunrooms