Rather than hire a professional to apply or repair caulk, homeowners can perform this simple task on their own, provided the caulk appropriate for their application is being used. There are a number of different caulks on the market, which can be intimating for those using for the first time. Use this cheat sheet as a guide to understand the available caulk options so to help decide which is type is best for your application.
Many residents in harsh climate areas are required to have high impact windows installed in their home. Homeowners that are not required to use high impact windows may not consider them at all, especially after learning of the price increase. Why pay more for a window that is not necessary, right? Wrong! High Impact windows have huge benefits that can be appreciated by ANY and ALL homeowners. Using the strongest, heaviest windows not only offer increased protection for the home but also save the owners money in the process.
It is undeniable that wood windows deliver a warm, natural beauty to a home that is difficult to achieve using alternates such as vinyl or aluminum units. However, to preserve the beauty and functionality of wood windows, routine maintenance is essential. This routine maintenance does not require extensive knowledge or the help of a professional.
Here is a homeowner friendly guide on how to properly keep wood windows beautiful and functional all year round!
To keep cold weather out, your home comfortable and energy bills down, it is important that your homes’ windows are functioning at maximum capacity. You can help by performing minor maintenance and/or applying add-ons that do not require the hiring of a professional. Here are a few things you can do to improve your windows efficiency to keep freezing air outside and your home warm.
However, there are still plenty of historic buildings in Midtown Manhattan that are private properties and when it comes to repairing old buildings, even if it is just replacing windows, you want to make sure that you are allowed to execute your plans. Any sort of façade restoration falls under the jurisdiction of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC). Fortunately, Original Window’s long-term working relationship with the LPC means we can help speed up and ease the process for you.
Instantly recognizable, the brownstone rowhouses are a symbol of Midtown Manhattan. The “brownstone era” started in the mid-1800, however, while the stone structures are still standing strong, doors and windows are a whole different story. Mostly made of wood, these parts of the house need to be either repaired or replaced from time to time.
Your windows are important visual and functional components of your NYC home. As such, care should be taken to ensure that minor repairs are taken care of before they can lead to more serious damage. Delicate moving components such as hinges, catches, and cranks can become damaged over time and adversely affect the operation of the window and the look of your home. They can also cause ongoing damage if not rectified quickly.
Storm windows are an effective measure against bad weather and the sub-zero temperatures of winter, and can be installed at a fraction of the cost of replacement windows. These are mounted either on the inside or outside of a building’s current windows and in many cases can be removed or mounted when necessary. Storm windows provide an easy solution to insulation troubles and can also be used for aesthetic effect.