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How a Weather Seal Protects Your Home

How a Weather Seal Protects Your Home

Doors and windows give access and light and help keep bugs and the elements out of your home, but they aren’t able to do all of the work by themselves. What helps these entryways do their job effectively is if they have the proper weather seal around them.

This important, but commonly overlooked, addition is what truly closes up all of the little cracks and openings that can become an expressway for bugs, water, and allergens into your home.

When you have a professional handyman come and install a weather seal around your doors and windows, you are taking that extra step to make sure that your property is the comfortable and safe environment in which you want to live. Some of the different ways one of these seals can help you improve your home include:

  • Helping to Keep Insects Out
  • Reducing Allergens, including Mold, Pollen, & Dust from Entering your Home thus Improving Air Quality
  • Improved Heating, Cooling, & Humidity Control
  • Helps to Eliminate Water Leaks, Air Drafts, & Mildew Build-up

With a list like that, it is easy to see why more and more homeowners are making sure they have the right type of weather-stripping and seals around their homes.

 

Energy-Efficient Features of Having Garden Windows

Energy-Efficient Features of Having Garden Windows

Garden windows are a charming addition to any home. These delightful installations are becoming more and more popular for homeowners that want to increase their house appeal while adding a practical solution to space limitations around windows. Garden windows provide additional light and offer more shelf space than a standard window ledge. You can start a little garden indoors when you include a garden window in your home.

The Greenhouse Effect

Garden windows look very similar to what you would find in the structure of a greenhouse. Because the top and each side are glass, they concentrate the sun's heat and provide an insulating bubble of warmth. However, there is little to prevent the heat build-up within the garden window frame, except to open the window.

Insulating Properties

The construction of garden windows means they are highly insulated. This insulation is superior to standard windows and means their energy efficiency is far greater than average. Although garden windows have a higher price point than most other windows, they can save you money in the long run.

The look of garden windows improves the appearance of a home. It provides not only a great place to showcase your plant collection; they also help reduce your carbon footprint.

The Pros & Cons of Adding Removable Window Muntins to Your Home

The Pros & Cons of Adding Removable Window Muntins to Your Home

Traditionally, muntins were strips of wood separating panes of glass in a sash. These days, muntins aren’t necessary for modern windows. Most windows are now made with larger panes of glass that don’t need additional support to hold their structure.

However, muntins offer a desirable multi-paned look that remains popular to this day. Removable window muntins are made of vinyl or wood and come with some advantages and disadvantages.

Advantages of Removable Window Muntins

Clean With Ease

It’s a lot easier to clean a large piece of glass than several small panes. When your windows get dirty, the muntins can be removed to wipe down the whole pane easily. 

Classic Look

Removable window muntins provide you with the option to give your home that classic old-world appeal without the expense or hassle of extra maintenance.

Disadvantages of Removable Window Muntins

Breakage

Removable window muntins are not a durable product, so handling them over and over could result in breakage. Be sure to remove and reinstall the muntins with care, and they could last for many years.

Authenticity

While removable window muntins can provide your home with a charming and elegant style, up close, it might be obvious they’re not authentic. Be sure to find a supplier that will install high-quality windows to achieve the look you want.

Beautify Your Windows with a Custom Window Grid Kit

Beautify Your Windows with a Custom Window Grid Kit

You can make your home have an entirely new look with a custom window grid kit. There are different types of windows all over your house, whether they're large or small, customizing your kit allows you to install them freely. Windows are also made differently depending on whether they're older or newer, which might also make it more difficult to order a standard set.

A custom window grid kit will allow you to place grilles on windows that may be unusually sized. If you can't find what you need, Fixhome can help you look through our inventory; your satisfaction is our highest priority. Our team can also advise you on what grilles could look best if you provide details about your renovation plans. Revamping your home is always an exciting moment, and getting window grilles is an economical way of going about it.

Invest in a custom window grid kit and get the grilles that capture the vision you have in your mind. The dream home you're striving for is closer than you think. Contact us today to learn more about our products and services. We'll be glad to help you find exactly what you need so that you can get the most out of your purchase.

Choosing a Profile for Your Removable Window Muntins

Choosing a Profile for Your Removable Window Muntins

Muntins are decorative pieces that can add more dynamism to your window's design. They vary in design and can make your home feel more personalized to your taste. Muntins are easy to install and just as easy to take off if you want to try something new or go back to your window's original design. Fixhome offers removable window muntins so that you can switch them out whenever you like. 

We can help make your renovations a breeze with our vast selection of muntins. That's why it's essential to choose the right profile for your removable window muntins. Profiles are usually made of compressed layers of pine and differ in design so that it fits properly on your window. The last thing you want is to leave any gaps that could damage the muntins themselves or your window. That's why there are:

Standard Profiles: For windows where slide-by clearance is not an issue.

Low Profiles: For windows where slide-by is an issue.

Premium Profiles: For windows made from the Marvin Integrity line, or for an incomparable finished look.

Contact us today to learn more about our removable window muntins. We'll be happy to help you choose the perfect profile for your windows.