Why Does Car Window Tint Turn Purple? Can It Ever Be Stopped?


You've probably seen cars on the road with their windows tinted deep purple, like the color of an eggplant. It's unlikely that this was done on purpose — low-quality window tinting degrades quickly, resulting in purple-colored tint. Thankfully, you can prevent this from happening. Here's why window tint turns purple over time and what you can do to prevent it. Why Does Window Tint Turn Purple? Most automotive window tinting is made of polyester that's impregnated with colored dye.

12 December 2018

Need a New Back Door? 3 Options to Consider


Whether it leads to an open backyard or onto a luxurious outdoor living space, your back door should be durable, functional, and appealing. Unfortunately, doors are not meant to last forever, so there will come a time when you need to replace your back door. Thankfully, choosing the right door style and material does not have to be overwhelming. Here are a few great options to consider when it is time for a door replacement.

11 October 2018

Considerations For Window Treatments That Can Reduce Noise


Is your home located on a busy street? If so, you may be looking for ways to reduce the noise that is coming in from outside. While having new windows installed is a great way to reduce noise, you can make additional improvements with your window treatments. Here are some things to consider when selecting window treatments for the purpose of reducing noise. Reducing Light One of the best ways to reduce outside noise is with curtains that block all of the light from outside.

6 September 2018

Why Invest In Vinyl Windows?


Your aluminum or wood windows are showing signs of age. Or, you want to upgrade your windows so you can add curb appeal to your home. Vinyl is often a favored choice of homeowners for window material for many reasons. Discover why vinyl is beneficial to your home project. Easy Care Like aluminum, vinyl is very easy to care for. Vinyl may warp under hard temperatures or turn colors in direct sunlight, but other than that, the material is very easy to clean and care for.

23 July 2018

Why You Should Update Your Shutters


Replacing your shutters is a remodel that you should eventually consider. Most homeowners will want to replace their actual windows before they change their shutters. Obviously, you want your windows and shutter styles to be complementary, so you might want to do them at the same time. Even if you can't find a product made by the same manufacturer, you should be able to find something that is similar enough in style.

26 June 2018

Steps For Addressing A Broken Window Before An Open House


When you're trying to sell your home and you have an open house scheduled, you'll be busy preparing the property so that it looks its best. The last thing you want is for something to go wrong, but this can occasionally happen. A broken window, perhaps caused by a low-flying bird or a children's ball can send you into a panic as you imagine prospective buyers visiting, seeing the broken window, and promptly leaving.

21 May 2018

Top 3 Reasons To Consider Real Wood For Your Replacement Windows


Is your home in need of replacement windows? If you're tired of drafty windows and high energy bills, or if your existing windows are more than 15-20 years old, then the answer is probably a resounding "yes!" At the same time, the number of replacement window options available these days can seem a bit overwhelming. One traditional option that has withstood the test of time, however, is that of the wood replacement window.

20 April 2018

3 Tips For Replacing The Blinds In Your Apartment To Cat-Friendly Blinds


When you have a pet cat, it's very likely that they can get into a lot of trouble when you have horizontal blinds installed. While horizontal window blinds are especially popular in apartments due to their low-price tag, it can end up causing a lot of issues for your cats. Instead of rushing out and replacing the blinds if your cat has damaged them, it's a good idea to look into what kinds of features can make a big difference in making the blinds easy to care for and less of an issue for your cat.

18 March 2018

A Guide To Window Films


If you have old windows, you're probably sick of feeling cold drafts as you walk by them during the winter. Similarly, during the summer, heat can radiate through windows, even when they are closed. The materials that make up your windows, from the panes to the sashes, are bound to wear down and become less efficient over time. While window replacement is a great way to dramatically increase the efficiency of your property, most people can't afford such a drastic and expensive home upgrade.

8 March 2018

How To Dust Blinds With As Little Frustration As Possible


Dusting and cleaning blinds ranks as one of the more frustrating tasks around the home, but if you avoid it, you'll just make the job bigger and even more frustrating. The clatter of the material and the sudden slipperiness of the slats as you try to grasp them and dust them may make you want to give up. But there are ways to clean the blinds and shades with much less frustration.

22 February 2018