Renovations, Windows / 17.05.2018

Purchasing replacement windows for your home is the largest monetary output you will make after buying your home and car, so it's not something to be taken lightly. While homeowners often buy multiple cars and sometimes several homes during a lifetime, purchasing windows may occur only once or twice. Because this is a purchase that's going to stay with you for years to come, it's important to do your homework on what you'll be up against. Look at Samples Before You Buy Visiting a big box home improvement store, such as...

Windows / 17.05.2018

Windows are one of the most vulnerable parts of the home envelope when it comes to high speed winds. Both wind gust pressure and debris impact can cause damage. There are very good choices for preparing the home's windows during hurricane preparation. Products vying in the marketplace to provide this protection may voluntarily undergo an impact test. A wind speed of at least 110 MPH is considered the minimum standard to meet. The industry-accepted testing standard is the Miami-Dade County hurricane impact test. Following are some methods of protecting...

DIY, Renovations / 17.05.2018

Cracks in brick siding make a home look unkempt. Learn what causes cracks above windows and doors and prevent this type of cracking. Cracks that sprawl between the mortar joints on a brick wall are not an uncommon site. You can often see a stair step appearance where new mortar has been added to compensate for the settling of a building and to keep the structural integrity of the building intact. However, new homes often have cracks that form on the corners of the windows and doors only and...