How to Keep Doors and Windows More Secure

Did you know that nearly a third of reported break-ins in North America occur because doors or windows were left unlocked? Unfortunately, many criminals take advantage of the absentminded or careless behavior of many homeowners. The good news is there are several steps that you can take to help protect your family and your most prized possessions. By following some of the steps outlined in this article you will be able to prevent any unwanted burglaries and home intrusions. Making…

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Choosing the right window treatments can help to improve the appearance of your rooms and give you more control over the amount of light and privacy you get. Blinds are considered a “hard” window treatment in that they feature tilting slats or vanes that allow partial opening/closing using an attached,…


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Weatherstripping involves sealing any air leaks in an old or drafty house. If done properly, it can cut down on your utility bills – heating and cooling – by more than 20 percent. Weatherstripping your doors and windows not only reduces your energy costs, but also reduces unnecessary wear and…


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Harsh weather and extreme variations in temperature can adversely affect your doors and windows, causing them to wear down faster than they should. From the scorching summer heat to gusty winds to pelting sleet and rain, any structures exposed to the elements can lose their appeal and even structural functionality…


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Your local climate zone plays a vital role in many aspects of building or renovating your home, including your choice of doors and windows. You want to make your living space as comfortable as possible without having to spend too much money on energy bills – heating and cooling. Today,…


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Failing to weatherproof your windows can result in heating and cooling losses as much as 30%. This means that you can expect very expensive energy bills. In order to prepare your windows for the seasons ahead, you will want to weatherproof your windows. Fall: Look for any light around your…


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Window condensation is the moisture that forms on the inside of your windows. While it might seem to only cause the temporary inconvenience of not being able to properly see out of your windows, it can also cause more serious problems such as peeling, water stains, rotting and mold growth…


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