Home Improvement Blog: A Toolbox of Ideas

Replacement windows with window grids?

Posted on Sun, Feb 19, 2012

Window grids are the “dividers” within the window frame that create a pattern.  The most popular pattern is squares, dividing the window into equal symmetric squares, but diamonds and arched patterns are available as well.  Window grids work with many styles of homes including traditional, craftsman, cottage and contemporary.  Window grids are of personal preference and are a detail to be considered when replacing your existing windows.


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Tags: Glass, Design, Replacement Windows, Window Grids

Why Do I Have Condensation On My Windows?

Posted on Fri, Oct 07, 2011


It’s great fun for the kids to draw in the condensation on the windows of the bus, but what does it really mean in your home?  Should you reduce the humidity in your home, get replacement windows or simply enter your kids in art class?   


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Tags: Glass, Vinyl Windows, Windows

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

Best Sunroom Glass Available Today

Posted on Mon, Apr 11, 2011

There are different options in selecting which type of glass will be best for your sunroom project.  There are different levels of LoE glass, some with better insulating factors and others that are tinted for UV protection.  Glass is rated by the solar heat gain ratings and the insulating qualities, obviously the better the ratings the better the glass.  As well, it is highly recommended to use tempered glass in any sunroom project for strength and safety.  Let’s look at what options are available to create the best sunroom glass available today. 

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Tags: Glass Coating, Glass, Sunrooms, Energy Efficiency

How Glass Will Impact Our Future?

Posted on Wed, Mar 09, 2011

We use glass everyday in our lives (automobiles, phones, windows, mirrors, televisions and more). In our fast-changing world, where will technology be in 5, 10 and 20 years?  No one knows for sure, but we know it will change.  

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Tags: Glass Coating, Glass, Replacement Windows