Home Improvement Blog: A Toolbox of Ideas

Custom Replacement Windows Will Set Your Home Apart

Posted on Wed, Apr 27, 2016

When you have a home, especially an older home, you should consider getting custom replacement windows. A custom replacement window has many advantages to "cookie cutter" replacement windows; it allows you to exactly fit a window, find the perfect window that is aesthetically pleasing, and sticking to a time period theme for your home.

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Tags: Energy Efficiency, window replacement, custom replacement windows

Patio Sliding Door All Fogged Up

Posted on Tue, Jan 20, 2015

What do you do with a large patio door that the sliding doors are all fogged up?  Over the years, the insides of the glass panes have become so cloudy that you can’t see through them!  It’s embarrassing to have your friend and family over.  Quite frankly, it looks like you didn’t clean your patio doors for years!

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Tags: Energy Efficiency, Casement Window, Sliding patio doors, Window Grids

Interior & Exterior Winter Checklist for Your Home – Part 4 of 4

Posted on Fri, Dec 30, 2011

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Tags: Energy Efficiency, Save Money, Ohio, Heating

Interior & Exterior Winter Checklist for Your Home – Part 3 of 4

Posted on Thu, Dec 29, 2011

In the past two articles (part 1 and part 2) we have looked at 5 exterior and 5 interior winter “to dos”.  In today’s edition, part 3, we will look at another 5 exterior tasks to tackle to complete the exterior checklist.  Again, these are simple things to check, however, you may need a professional to help you with repairs.

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Tags: Energy Efficiency, Ohio, Gutters, Siding, Vinyl Siding

Interior & Exterior Winter Checklist for Your Home – Part 2 of 4

Posted on Wed, Dec 28, 2011

In yesterday’s article, we looked at 5 exterior tasks to help your home “weather” the winter.  Today, we will take a look at 5 interior projects to make your home more comfy and cozy.  These are simple and easy but can make a difference in the comfort of your home and the amount you spend on your energy bills.

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Tags: Energy Efficiency, Save Money, Ohio, Windows, Heating, Home Improvement

Interior & Exterior Winter Checklist for Your Home: Part 1 of 4

Posted on Tue, Dec 27, 2011

Winter has officially started on the solstice calendar and soon the weather will follow.  Here in Northeast Ohio, it is best to be prepared for these harsh elements as they can take a toll on our homes.  In this 4 part series we will take a look at 10 important steps to take on both the inside and the outside of your home.  In this first article, we will look at 5 exterior tasks that should be on your winter checklist.

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Tags: Energy Efficiency, Replacement Windows, Doors, Save Money, Ohio, Windows, Gutters