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What Makes Windows Energy Efficient?

Energy efficiency is a term that gets used quite often when it comes to home repair. There are energy efficient construction practices, materials, and–as we have discussed elsewhere on this website–energy efficient windows. However, it can be hard to tell...

Your Windows and Sound

When you think of your windows, you probably don’t think of them as an investment in sound quality for your home. However, windows play an important role in protecting your home from unwanted noise by acting as a barrier to sound. Even so, some windows are better at...
The Dictionary of Windows

The Dictionary of Windows

A window seems like a very straightforward appliance: It has a frame, glass, and maybe even a knob or lock to open or close it. However, there’s a lot more than windows than meets the eye, and each element of a window has its own unique name. With that in mind, don’t...

How to Fix a Window Screen

Window screens are not invincible; too often they tear and break, opening up opportunities for pests to crawl inside your home. If your screen suffers from hole-riddled mesh, don’t lose hope, however: As long as its frame is intact, any screen can easily be fixed to...

Cleaning Windows like a Pro

It’s a crusade you’ve waged since the first time you noticed the sun catch on an ugly window smudge. For what seems like eons, you’ve stricken grime from glass, polishing panes with a tenacity that never fails to leave windows spotless and gleaming. You might’ve wiped...