Finally, it seems like we are closing in on evening swims and weekends at the lake. With a few threats of rain still spreading out across our land from time to time (thanks tropical storm Bill), our time in the sun is finally becoming forefront on our minds.
Most of us, except for our newly pink and red toned friends who didn’t plan ahead, think about sun protection for ourselves and our loved ones when we step out to soak in a few rays. These same damaging UV rays can cause fading inside our homes as well. Anywhere the […]
These recent storms have certainly served to highlight any weak points such as leaky doors and windows. In fact, doors and windows are never quite in the spotlight as they are when combatting a monsoon.
Storm season in north Texas also means a higher risk of damage to doors and windows. If you need to replace your doors and windows there is value in doing so sooner, rather than later.
If you are considering selling your home, replacing your doors and windows is a win-win. It will help you sell your home and you can recoup quite a bit […]
On a sunny day when you go to the beach or swim in the pool, if you are wise, you will apply a sunscreen product to protect your skin. Much like your own skin, you want to employ regular maintenance to your wooden doors before significant damage occurs. You can keep sun damage confined to the outermost layer of your doors finish. Here, some preventative measures can be taken to limit the damage to your wood door.
Here are some tips to keep your door’s finish in top shape.
Wiping the exterior of your wooden door […]
It seems that we are finally getting our fabulous spring weather to stick here in North Texas. Time to throw back those curtains and enjoy! What can we do to add a little extra “Spring” to our lives? We can offer a few suggestions as to how to do so.
First and foremost, wash those windows! It may seem like a no-brainer, but often it is an overlooked task, yet yields remarkable results to last throughout the summer.
Be sure to open the windows and deep clean inside the jam and the interior trim, as […]
All across America, bets are being placed as anxious and excited homeowners declare their allegiance to one of two most popular replacement window choices: Vinyl versus Wood.
On one side of the court, stands the classic wood window. The average sized wood window weighs approximately 20 to 30 pounds and boasts an assortment of corners and angles intricately incorporated into each design. Cleaning these windows will definitely make you feel like a part of the team, while repainting these wood windows will make you feel like you are carrying the whole team to victory on your back. Scraping, sanding and […]
Texas weather…it’s cold, it’s warm, it’s cold, and then it’s FREEZING!!! This last cold snap has been a doozey. Condensation build up on the glass panes and frames drip on to your window sells causing damage to paint and wood. If not remedied, it can eventually cause serious structural damage around the window frames. It can even create mold and other environmental issues.
Since these kinds of window leaks will wreak havoc on your home. It is best to identify them in the early stages rather than waiting until a real, big problem has become […]
Over time we all begin to show a little wear and tear. It’s only natural that every day exposure to the elements will slowly break down our sturdy exteriors. Then it stands to reason that our homes suffer the same wear and tear; it is just as easy to let it go unnoticed day after day and week after week… until years have gone by and we find that our homes are in serious disrepair.
Sometimes one of the most often worn, but clearly overlooked areas is our windows. We often pay little attention to our windows detailing, seams […]
When is the last time you thought about your home’s security system or overall level of safety? Probably not as often as you should; and truly, it is easy to feel overly confident in most of our North Texas neighborhoods regarding the safety in our homes. We know our neighbors, our local fire and police forces are highly visible, there’s plenty of community discussion throughout social media, and the news outlets keep us aware of the latest trouble to avoid. We are on top of it, right?
But, sometimes our own false sense of security […]
When the time comes to update some or fully replace your home’s windows, it is important that the vendor you use can provide you with the highest quality brands available on the market today. But even more importantly, you want to be sure that you are dealing with a contractor that employs knowledgeable and experienced consultants to help guide you through the window-shopping journey.
That is so important! You will have so many options to consider. It can make your head spin, and blow your budget in a split second, if you select the wrong contractor […]
Bright sunny days, birds chirping, and warm breezes all signal that spring is on the way!! Now is a great time to begin your home updating to take advantage of the approaching pleasant months to fully appreciate the new season’s fresh air blowing our way and what better way than to expand our access to the great outdoors?
One of the best ways to do this is to add or update your home’s patio doors. When you are preparing to make a change to your patio doors you want to be sure you choose […]