But did you know that in addition to entering our yearly sweepstakes – you are also signed up to be in the running to be selected as a monthly winner? Well, just in case you didn’t, let me tell you how it works!
Diamond Kote offers a wood option to our customers, with the benefit of superior durability, as it is treated wood with an innovative pre-finish for exterior siding. The color selection is diverse, using natural occurring colorants extracted from raw materials. Natural pigments don’t fade over time, ensuring a fade free home!
Oh sweet, sweet summer.. slowly turning to fall in its vivid, vibrant glory.
fall-leave-gpxI stand at my kitchen window each morning, overlooking the sprawling old (& messy) locust tree & my barren patio. I slowly sip my coffee & mentally make a note for myself to get out there and start with the transitional work on the yard from summer to fall. Autumn is my favorite season, but I grow nostalgic for my poor hibiscus that is barely able to force out its blooms, for my daisies that stopped reaching up at the sun weeks ago &, well, my tomato plants which have all but shed their very roots.
Many homeowners understand that there is a lot of time and research that goes into shopping for new windows. However- the most difficult question might not be which company you go with, but rather which window installation type benefits you the best? How do you know which one is the better option & do you even know that there are various options available? There are many factors that can determine the type of window installation to go with. To determine which installation option is best for you & your project needs, it is important to know the difference between pocket (insert) install vs full frame installation – so that you can decide which is best for your project. There are many pros with both install types, but knowing when you need to go with one or the other is sometimes the bigger task at hand!
Condensation is usually most commonly seen as a winter occurrence. However – as we move into the warmer months, and we turn on our air conditioners- (hopefully!) we may see the development of sweating on the exterior of the windows. Let’s dive into the how, and why this occurs.
This is an amazing article by our manufacture which details IMPORTANT window issues to watch for. Please take a moment to read, as it can save you time, money, and issues in the future.
As weather heats up, homeowners can notice a difference of temperature inside the home versus outside the home. The changes in temperature and humidity levels affect your home, and can cause condensation on even the newest windows.
This article by our manufacturer at Restorations Windows® explains the key points in understanding the causes and solutions associated with this common household occurrence.
When thinking about home improvements and ways to make your home more energy efficient, most think about purchasing new windows, or watching how they use electricity in their homes. Attic insulation can be just as important as other home improvement projects to ensure that your home is ready for all of the climates Wisconsin has to offer.
–Most homes in the U.S. do not have enough insulation. An estimated 60% of homes do not meet the level of needed insulation to keep energy bills at their lowest. The odds are stacked against us, since more than half of all homes do not have proper attic insulation.
–Adequate insulation provides temperature control. Feel the ceiling in the top level of your home on any given afternoon. Can you feel a temperature difference? The difference can come from the sun beating down on your roof all day long, heating your attic. Oftentimes when the attic is not properly insulated, you can feel the temperature difference as you climb the stairs during the summertime. Adequate attic insulation can help keep the warmth in the attic and avoid unnecessary hot flashes every time you go upstairs.
–My home is more than 10 years old. Chances are, unless you have recently added insulation to your attic, the levels of insulation are lacking. Newer homes may or may not have the proper levels of insulation and should also be checked.
–How much insulation should I have? According to the U.S. Department of Energy, it’s all in the R value. (A number used to measure the resistance of heat flow a material has – the larger the number, the more resistant.) This number should be between 49 and 60 for attic insulation.
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