Windows / 12.06.2018

To fix difficult-to-operate blinds, peer inside the head rail, which is the long metal piece at the top of the blinds that holds them, and locate the square metal pieces or friction clips connected to the track. Remove one or all of the friction clips if the blinds are difficult to operate. This should solve the problem. Lightly pull down on the bottom rail or long metal piece at the bottom of the blinds to reactivate spring if blinds will not lift. Release the cord lock if blinds will...

DIY, Windows / 12.06.2018

One thing that most homes have in common is a lack of storage units. And oftentimes, the space in front of windows is under-utilized. Why not kill two birds with one stone and install an attractive window seat that doubles as storage space? It's a good idea to install solar window film to increase comfort and to save money on utility bills while cooling and heating the home. Designing the Window Seat It's a given that the dimensions of the window are not going to change, so that's a good starting...

Windows / 12.06.2018

The days of designing a home with few or small window openings in order to conserve heat are behind us, but it is not an inexpensive project to upgrade the old single-pane, wood frame types of windows of older homes and buildings. In order to make your choices easier, this is a guide to the most popular types of windows found in North American homes. Becoming familiar with the terms will also add to your enjoyment of the process. Awning - windows that are hinged at the top...