Archive for the ‘Replacement windows’ Category

How to Replace a Skylight

Interior Painting

Skylight

Replacing a skylight is a task that is possible to do yourself at home, but generally, a Baltimore, Maryland professional will yield better end results. A couple things come into play when you are looking to make changes to your skylights like the type of skylight is currently in use and the framing of the opening. Here is some information about how you can replace your skylight to save on energy costs and enjoy the natural light flooding into your room. Continue reading

Best Windows for a Media Room

Traditional Design

Traditional Design

The living rooms and dining rooms are a staple of most Baltimore area homes and, in the past, a family’s time got spent there. Television, video games, and even board games got played with the children to stimulate their imaginations. Technology has continued to get better every year and designers have began to build media rooms to include a few of your family favorites. Your media room welcomes natural light that is able to enter when finished. Continue reading

Window Replacement Trends

Replacement windows

Windows

One of the most requested renovations that most Potomac area homeowners ask for or end up doing themselves is window installation. The latest trends in window replacement involve many options. So, here is a little buyer’s guide to help you choose what you want featured in your home.

Energy Efficiency

Older windows in your home are the biggest area of energy loss. Cracks, holes, and places that are not sealed well give up your heat to the outside world and let that nasty cold in. You can spend an extra hundred dollars a month on your heating bill with the wrong windows. Buying a new energy efficient window replacement for your home will end up saving you money in the long run. They even open up the opportunity for you to get an energy efficiency tax credit this year. Continue reading

Window Replacements and Privacy

Glass Block Window and Privacy

Glass Block Windows

Having a window in your bathroom is a plus.  You don’t always have that option if your bathroom is not located on an exterior wall.  When you can incorporate natural light into your bathroom design, there are many styles of windows and window treatments to protect your privacy and still let the sunshine through.   You must consider the design, cost, look, and function when making a replacement selection.  So when you are remodeling your bathroom (or just updating) keep the following types of windows in mind. Continue reading

Replacing Broken Windows

windows from Kelemer Brothers

Windows

Up until a few years ago there were very few choices for those building or remodeling a home. But today there are many different types and styles of windows for homeowners to choose from. In general older windows were not expected to provide high levels of insulation as they allowed for heat transfer. This is quite possibly why so much research was expended in developing better window materials. Modern windows are energy efficient which is great, but they can be more difficult to deal with when it comes to having to replace one that is broken. It is imperative that broken windows be replaced as soon as it is feasible. Failing to replace a broken window can end up costing you in energy bills as well as take away from the aesthetic appeal of the home.

Replacing Single Window Panes

It is time consuming but it should not require a background in construction or carpentry to replace a single paned window. Years ago, window frames were made solely of wood, but today’s frames are made from many different types of materials. Most of the time when home renovations are done which include replacement windows, wooden frames are also replaced with more durable options such as aluminum or vinyl. These materials also require a lot less maintenance. However, if a window pane is cracked or broken it will not matter what the frame is made out of, it will need to be replaced. The frame’s material can make replacing broken windows more difficult. Wooden frames are generally the easiest type to work with but it is important to obtain instructions from the manufacturer before beginning. In most cases it is best to hire an experienced window replacement professional in Baltimore to replace broken windows or frames. Continue reading