Here at Designer Door and Window we have heard many nightmare stories. One recently involved a homeowner reporting they had hired a contractor and paid them 50% of the deposit and never heard back from them again. We know that home improvements are not paid for with pocket change. It is your hard earned money and we want everyone to avoid these scam artists by asking yourself a few quick questions to verify the character and integrity of the contractor. Does he have a showroom you can visit? This is important and it indicates “roots”. Then ask how long at […]
This recent winter weather does not make it any easier on our homes or our nerves when we hear a horrible squeak or feel the cold draft coming from our front door. The main passageways in our home tend to receive the most family “love”. This is not the best news for your front door. Many things like the weather, material and traffic effects the longevity of an exterior door. If you are already considering investing in a new entryway door here are the top 3 reasons to do this before 2014. Selling your home? If you live in the […]
Fall is such a wonderful time of year and marks the coming of the holiday season. What better way to kick off the coming of the holiday season than fun-filled family activities, such as decorating the home in preparation. You can breathe new life in to the same old autumnal decorations by involving the kids. Here are some ideas for a crafty, entertainment filled weekend afternoon for all to enjoy!
Personality Comes KnockingWreaths are a great way to decorate the entrance to your home, and spread your family’s personality as well. Burlap wreaths are great […]
It’s time. The weather is changing and so is your focus on home repairs. Over time, the structure of your home has settled, causing the seals on windows and doors to leak. Of greater concern are the three windows that no longer lock which could be a security issue for you and your family. You realize that poor door and window seals are costing you lots of money and it is time to do something about it. The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy reports a $13 billion dollar energy loss from drafty doors and windows every year […]