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    Why Purchase An Accent Window from Fixhome Reason 2

    Poly Frame Is Impenetrable By Weather. 

    Seamless Poly Frame

    When you look for an accent window or transition window to give you home that little something extra, you should consider the low maintenance Poly-framed windows from Fixhome.com 

    Our polyurethane frames are a fantastic weatherproof exterior against the elements.  Our frames will not rot, crack, nor warp in heat, cold, wet or dry.  Our frames are a single piece, solid molding.  Our corners are seamless and do not allow for any discontinuity for moisture to penetrate nor crevices for bugs and mildew.   

    Most of our competitors use a hollow vinyl extrusion, which needs to be welded – making for unsightly welds and/or open cracks where moisture can penetrate as well as a place where pests can nest. The exterior glaze is typically a flimsy snap in plastic flange that requires weep holes in the bottom to allow water to drain.  These weep holes testify that of the lack of water tightness in the exterior of the frame.  Ask yourself, how many times you have seen black messy stream out of weep holes on vinyl windows only a few years old? 

    Vinyl Mitre

    Since our poly frames are one solid piece, with no clip-in stops nor weep holes, they are resistant to insects, vermin, moisture, mold and fungus. And, our prefinished colors are a tough, high quality, all weather Polane by Sherwin Williams, which we offer in 4 standard colors – Bronze, Sand, Black and White.  Plus, if you would like to apply your own custom color, you can easily do so by ordering our frame in prime painted version.  The window will arrive ready for you to apply your own exterior grade coating.   

    In contrast, vinyl is always a tricky material to paint, even with new modern paints designed for the purpose.  In fact, Black and Bronze are especially tricky colors to use on vinyl in many conditions because it may cause the vinyl to melt from the solar heat flux.  Just another factor to consider when choosing a decorative window for you home. 

    Therefore, Fixhome.com offers an outstanding choice for a near No Maintenance window for your home.  Check out our numerous styles and sizes – octagon window, elongated octagon window, round window and oval window selections. 

    Why Purchase An Accent Window from Fixhome Reason 1

    Full Depth Jamb

    Full Jamb vs.Short Jamb

    Accent windows, by design, have a more complex geometry than standard windows.  This gives character and highlights to a home, both inside and out.  However, the installer may have some difficulty finishing out the window for the interior side of the wall.   

    Therefore, an octagon window jamb extension required by most of our competitors will cause the installer to use more complex miters, miter fastening, or bending to finish out the project. This will cost time, money and frustration.  That is why most of our models have a full jamb, already deep enough to fit the standard wall. Our typical competitors just don’t put that extra into their windows, leaving the installer to miter, or bend, or whatever they figure out, to finish out the install.

    In the rare cases where our windowsClamp Nail Jamb Fastener do have a shortened jamb, we have a full line of jamb extensions that can be readily added to finish out the window.  All you need to do is just check out our accessories page. Good luck finding that through your big box store! In addition, our wood jambs are joined by an exclusive steel shank that holds the miters together.   

     And as you can see, our wood is a ponderosa pine, graded No 1 Sash Cuttings by the WWPA. This makes our interiors suitable for either stain or paint as desired by the owner. Plus, our jamb stock is also treated with Woodlife 111 to improve moisture stability and extend life without compromising the natural wood beauty or stainability.  That is just something that a vinyl window cannot give. 

     

    Interior View Of Octagon Jamb

     

     

     

     The OCTAGON WINDOW JAMB - Just one of the advantages of purchasing an accent window or transition window from Fixhome.com 

     

    How to Dress a Window without Drapes or Blinds

    Kitchen Window with grilles & shelves

    Drapes and blinds are tried-and-true window decorations that work well with many home interiors. However, sometimes you’d rather not hide the view and let the windows themselves act as a defining design element. When it comes to adding character to your windows, you have options. Here are six popular window dressings for home interiors:

    1. Sophisticated Moldings and Casings--These design flourishes give your windows a classic allure without obstructing the view.

    2. Shelving--A popular trend with some homeowners is to install shelving along their windows. This allows you to have more storage space without feeling too boxed in.

    3. Window Grilles--Grilles create an attractive colonial or diamond pattern on the panes with minimal obstruction of the view.

    4. Layered Windows--If you want to decorate your walls without blocking the natural light, try layering your windows with mirrors or paintings. A layered window creates a personalized decorative feel while preserving the sense of openness that sunlight creates.

    5. Black or Dark Green Sashes--Your window’s sashes are the parts that hold the glass in place. By painting the sashes black or dark green, you transform your windows into bold yet elegant frames displaying the view to the outdoors like a work of art.

    6. Interior Hinged Shutters--Hinged shutters provide several benefits while highlighting your decor. They can offer privacy and help to control light. Shutters add value to your home while saving energy costs by adding a measure of insulation.

    Cedar Screen Door Finishes

    Cedar Screen Door Finishes

    Cedar is a classic material in home construction because of its durability, affordability, and design versatility. If you have recently purchased a new cedar screen door, you may be wondering how to finish it. While some homeowners opt to paint cedar doors, others decide to stain them.
    Both paint and stain offer protection and visual appeal and which you choose ultimately boils down to a matter of personal preference. Here are some things to keep in mind, though, when you are making your decision.
    Many property owners love the natural look of wood. With stain, you can preserve the rustic appearance of your cedar while safeguarding it against rot and fading. There are several affordable options for staining your door: transparent, semi-transparent, and opaque stain.
    Since you don’t have to scrape or prime your cedar prior to staining it, this finish requires less work than painting it. However, stain is thinner than paint. So stain will need to be reapplied more frequently than paint would.
    With paint, of course, you can select whichever color best fits your home design. Typically, paint is a little more expensive per gallon than stain. Paint acts as a film over the wood, so it performs more effectively against sunlight and moisture. And since paint is thicker, it will better conceal any blemishes, which may be useful as your cedar door ages over time.

    How to Choose Windows and Accessories for a Ranch-Style Home

    1980s brick ranch house in the suburbs

    People love ranch-style homes for their rustic appeal, modernist materials, and wide-open spaces. They are designed to stay cool in hot climates and foster an easy-going lifestyle. When you choose window and related accessories for your ranch-style home, you must be sure to stay true to that aesthetic.

    The window types most commonly seen on these houses are fixed windows, casement windows, jalousie windows, and awning windows. These styles complement the ground-hugging look of ranch-style homes while also letting in plenty of sunlight. When you examine these buildings, you will notice that they feature many horizontal lines and are simplistic in design. Thus, perceptive homebuilders and renovators avoid the more up-and-down, vertical window styles, as well as novelty shapes.

    The most common decorative window grilles for ranch-style homes are horizontal grilles. That is why pine or vinyl sash dividers from Fixhome are the perfect choice. They can be used horizontally to maintain the look and feel of the ranch-style home. For example, you could divide a large window into long, horizontal panes that emphasize the lines of the house’s overall exterior. Avoid vertical grilles, since these will clash with the design, as well as grilles that create eye-catching shapes. With ranch-style homes, it is always best to keep it simple.

    For further recommendations, talk to the team at Fixhome. We would love to help you emphasize the unassuming beauty of your ranch-style home with the ideal windows and accessories.

    Beautify your ranch-style home with the ideal decorative window grilles. We will help you find the right windows and accessories to enhance your exterior.