With this week’s 100-plus days in Sacramento, we thought we’d share some insights on energy efficient windows and the benefits of installing Low-E dual pane windows in your home.
For this project you’ll need safety glasses, gloves, a putty knife, and a tape measure.
The first thing to do is remove the window screens. Some screens you can remove by just pulling the sides, others will have a tab to pull on. Using a standard tape measure, measure the width of the screen first. To do this measure the outside edge of the window screen frame. If your screen has a lip around the edge, then measure the body of the frame, not from the edge of the lip. Measure to the nearest 1/16 inch. Make sure and measure at the corners as the middle may be slightly bowed. Repeat this process for the height of the window. If your window screen has a middle crossbar, then measure from the bottom of the screen to the center of the crossbar. Note any pull tabs, springs, clips, or other hardware locations. Finally, identify the type of mesh: [Read more…]
Things are heating up and screen season is upon us! Now is the time to open your windows and doors and let the fresh air in! To let fresh air in but keep those pesky bugs outside of your home we recommend that homeowners inspect their window screens and screen doors for tears, holes, bent frames, broken corners and degradation to the screen fabric. If there is damage to the screening material often we can simply re-screen the screens for you. If the damage to the screen is beyond repair (broken corners or bent frames) we can use your original screen to make you a duplicate. We offer a variety of different screening materials to best suit your needs: [Read more…]
Materials list: Safety Glasses, Gloves, 2 four inch putty knives, phillips head screwdriver, replacement rollers, and two sturdy saw horses. For this project you’ll need assistance, and it will take two people about 20-30 minutes to finish.
For this project you’ll need safety glasses, gloves, glass cleaner, mild soap, a cleaning pad, paper towels, soft cloth, and a soft brush.
Please Note: Never use any of the following materials to clean your window or patio door, as they may damage to glass, frame, or insulating seal: petroleum-based cleaners, caustic chemicals, razor blades, putty knives, abrasive pads, or high pressure water hoses. Also, do not remove any grease or lubricant found on hardware such as rollers, locks, or casement/awning operators.
To clean vinyl or fiberglass, first remove debris such as leaves, bird droppings, or sand with a soft brush or a cleaning pad as shown. [Read more…]