Is it time to replace your windows? Sometimes the answer is an obvious, yes. Cracked window panes or leaking, rotting frames are definite signs that it’s time for new windows. If your home contains single-pane or temperature-conductive windows, you might upgrade to a more energy-efficient window. In any case, replacing your windows is an important decision. Especially considering the cost of the purchase and the fact that most expect new windows to last for twenty years or more. So if you’re thinking about purchasing new windows, it’s a good idea to know what your options are.
Your choice for window style depends on the structure of your home and function of the window. The most basic and popular window styles include:
You have several options when it comes to window framing. Most choose wood or vinyl, however there are three materials that work well depending on your needs.
With recent technology advancements, you now have many more options when it comes to window glass. Not only can you choose between double, triple, and quadruple-pane glass, you also have to think about the space in between the panes. This spacing does more for insulation than adding more panes. The most popular and efficient window glass includes:
There you have it. Are you ready to get rid of those old windows and high energy bills? Now’s the time to replace your old windows with new, beautiful and energy-efficient windows.
If you live in a tropical storm-prone area, you must have a certain level of preparedness. Although you can’t prevent all damage, you can lessen the dangers and destruction caused by a hurricane. Injury, death, home damage, or home losses are all possible side effects of these storms. There are many things that can be done to prepare in advance, or just before the storm hits.
If you have homeowners insurance, or are looking for a new policy, consider what kind of storm coverage offered. Those who live in areas that are prone to natural disasters such as flooding, should always have weather-related insurance to avoid costly repairs.
When the news broadcast hits and there is a hurricane headed for your area, it’s very comforting to know that you already have things you need. You don’t want to shove your way through people trying to get supplies and groceries at the last minute. Here are some things to put away in case of any emergency, including a hurricane:
There are companies for hire who can “hurricane proof” your home. They have items such as shatter proof glass that will make your home safer and less prone to expensive damage. Having shatter proof windows help prevent injuries involving broken glass. Another option is to duct tape or board up your windows. Duct tape doesn’t prevent the glass from breaking, but it does prevent shattered glass from being blown about inside the house. Always be sure to stay away from windows during a storm, even if you have taken action to prevent breakage.
Knowing what you need and what to do during a hurricane will make your experience much more bearable. Sit down with your loved ones, and come up with a plan for your upcoming hurricane season.
Broken windows, power outages, and beach erosion: all are common signs of hurricane destruction! If you were in Joaquin’s path this season, you may have seen the damage a hurricane causes, but Joaquin doesn’t begin to compare to these deadly, land sweepers!
Hurricanes have been recorded as malicious storms since the late 1800’s. Almost 80 years stood between the Hurricane of Lake Okechobee and Hurricane Katrina, two of our top five deadliest hurricanes. You never know when the next massive storm is going to hit the United States and leave people scrounging to find protection from massive winds and flooding.
It’s best to always prepare yourself for the possibility of tormenting, severe, hurricane weather, instead of waiting to see what happens. During this season stay informed of rough tropical storm conditions that could develop into the next big hurricane.