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Vinyl

Holiday decorating can be fun, but not when you accidentally damage your vinyl windows or invalidate the warranty.  Gary Pember, vice president of marketing of Simonton Windows, advises that “It’s important to never...

Repair

Are your casement windows difficult to open?  Does the window crank seem too stiff to turn?  You won’t need butter or vegetable oil to make them move more easily.  Follow these simple steps instead:

-- First, remove the screen from the casement window from the inside of the house.

-- Next,...

Landscaping

Staying cool in the summer is a priority for most homeowners. Whether your home has a complete central air-conditioning system or just a window fan, here's what to look out for to help you stay cool in the summer without spending a fortune.

Inefficient Windows:  Roughly 40 percent of the...

Energy Star

No matter how beautiful the view from an old window, inefficient windows can contribute to a pretty terrible-looking energy bill year-round. Sure, maintaining a window’s weatherstripping can trim the losses, but the better long-run investment with older windows is replacement with models that...

Exterior Remodeling

Heating an apartment is the single biggest energy expenditure during winter.  But while home owners can do things like purchase new energy efficient heating systems, renters don't have the same options to improve heat in a home they don't own.  Or do they? 

Renters can actually make several...