Shawn, “I WAS WONDERING IF MY SHUTTERS ARE THE CORRECT SIZE. I THOUGHT THEY SHOULD BE LONGER”Mike’s response:The classic shutter look is to generally look like it fits inside the window trim, not from the top of the trim to the bottom of the sill.This is from the days when ...
September 21, 2016schmidt
You ask, we answer:Hi Mike,We had new windows installed 15 years ago. While the windows are fine, we noticed a draft coming into the house the last two winters. Should we re-caulk around the windows again? What do you is the best way to do the caulking?Sean,My favorite exterior caulk ...
June 2, 2014schmidt
You are getting ready to make a decision regarding residing your home in Naperville, Wheaton or Glen Ellyn. You need to examine and weigh the pros and cons of each of your options. Vinyl - Cement Fiber - Wood1. Evaluate your neighborhood. Is it stable or rising in value? Are ...
January 25, 2013schmidt
We get that question often from our Batavia; Il customers.When choosing siding, be sure your ideas will give you the results you want both now and later.It is time to update your home’s exterior. You have many home siding options and cannot seem to decide which one to choose.Evaluating the pros and cons of ...
May 3, 2012schmidt
· Most of today's windows are made from a frame material and an insulating glass "sandwich"-each component subject to wear, weathering, and potential failure. · Weather-stripping in the frame and moving parts can wear out with use. · An insulating glass panel may suffer a broken seal after years of expansion and ...
March 27, 2012schmidt
Bubble Gum: Fantastik®, Murphy Oil Soap®, Solution of vinegar(30%), Water(70%), Windex® Crayon: Lestoil® DAP (Oil-Based Caulk) Fantastik® Felt Tip Pen: Fantastik®, water-based cleaners Grass: Fantastik®, Lysol®, Murphy Oil Soap®, Windex® Lipstick: Fantastik®, Murphy Oil Soap® Grease: Fantastik®, Lestoil®, Murphy Oil Soap®, Windex® Mold and Mildew: Fantastik®, Solution of vinegar(30%), Water(70%), Windex® Motor Oil: Fantastik®, Lysol®, Murphy Oil ...
March 22, 2012schmidt
Will new windows eliminate condensation?· Condensation is a direct result of interior humidity and the difference between indoor and outside air temperature. · Warm moist are seeks a cold surface. This is a basic law of physics. · A glass with ice will form condensation. The moist air in the heated room ...
March 12, 2012schmidt
· Check the window's NFRC rating label. Quality replacement windows will have an NFRC label adhered to each new window. · The NFRC (National Fenestration Rating Council) is an independent testing organization that rates the "U-Factor" for replacement windows. · U-Factor is the amount of heat transferred through a material. · The Federal ...
There are tangible signs your old windows need to be replaced:·Your windows are difficult to open or close. The window sash falls unexpectedly. You rely on a storm window, and that is highly suspect. Drafts are evident. Air leaking through and/or around the windows. Excessive condensation or icing on the inside of the window ...
· Adding new replacement windows to your home can be valuable in many ways. · For homeowners looking down the road toward eventually selling their homes, energy efficient windows can be a strong selling point for your realtor and will increase a home's value. · There are benefits you'll enjoy right away, ...