Many homeowners knowingly or unknowingly attract birds to their home. Some people love having them in their yards and feeding them. But this simple pleasure can be life threatening to birds that often fly into glass windows. Glass windows are invisible to birds, and birds may fly into them as they try to reach potted plants on the other side. The glass may also reflect the sky or vegetation, causing birds to fly into them. One study suggests that these…

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Choosing the best glass for your windows requires careful consideration of multiple factors, including light penetration, appearance, and energy efficiency. While the aesthetic appearance of your windows is largely a personal choice, determining the best choice for energy efficiency and light penetration requires that you consider the climate in your…


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Your front door is more than just another entry door. It keeps out intruders, protects your home’s interior from extreme weather, and helps to make your home attractive to guests. Homeowners love steel doors because they address all of these issues. Other common entry door materials such as wood and…


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Replacing your patio doors sounds like a simple DIY project. Most doors, after all,  come in a standard size. You simply need to find a door that fits the opening, fix the hinges, and you have a new functional door. It should be a straightforward, step-by-step process, yet it is…


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If you have a regular door leading to your backyard, you should consider upgrading it with a modern patio door replacement that offers expansive views, provides natural light, optimizes ventilation, and adds style and beauty to your home’s interior and exterior. Getting a patio door can dramatically impact your enjoyment…


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As the trend towards eco-friendliness continues, many homeowners find themselves following certain “green” recommendations blindly—such as replacing doors and windows—based on the assumption of reduced energy costs and a lower carbon footprint. But what exactly does it mean to get an Energy Star certified product? When it comes to identifying…


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Fixed casement windows are the preferred option for modern homeowners looking for beautiful, secure, and energy efficient windows. Double-hung windows offer similar benefits, but are more common with traditional, cottage-style homes. Here are a few differences between the two window styles: Construction Double-hung windows are quite versatile and come in…


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