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Can a House with One Door be Changed to a Two Door Frame?

Great question. I am assuming what you'd like to do is put a side-by-side, double entry door in place of the one you currently have. Yes, that is very possible. The minimum that needs to happen is to enlarge the opening and put in a new header. That may be easier said than done. There are a lot Read more

Lead Paint Law in Effect for Replacement Window Projects

You may be hearing a lot of buzz lately about the EPA's Lead Paint Rule. That's because its requirements, defined in 2008, became effective just last month and that means a change in the way many remodeling companies are doing business.  Almost any contractor can disturb lead-based paint during a Read more

Don’t Get Stuck Without a Replacement Window Guarantee

I just ran across this video on the web. I couldn't believe it. It's why we have a Worry Free Lifetime Performance Satisfaction Guarantee. This is exactly what I try to explain to homeowners when they are looking for window replacements, and it's what I discuss in my article "What You Need to Know: Read more

What is the Best Way to Deal with a Failed Seal on a Door Sidelite?

Question:  The glass in my front door sidelites has lost it's seal - very cold in the winter. Can I replace just the glass? The rest of the door and sidelite is in fine shape. Yes, it is possible and actually quite common to replace the glass in a sidelite. Since I am not certain what kind of Read more

Steel, Fiberglass Doors Prevent Burglaries & Home Invasions

Are you worried about home break-ins around your neighborhood?  I just listened to an article from NPR, that states crime trends are showing spikes in localized areas related to the poor economy. Although national statistics show lower crime rates overall, there are localized pockets where crime Read more

Surviving Allergy Season: Shut Pollen Out of Your Home with Window & Door Tips

It’s that time of year again. The grass is green. The sky is blue. And your car is yellow from all the pollen. That’s right, it’s allergy season. It seems to get worse every year, and pollution certainly isn’t helping. Luckily you can limit allergens from getting in your home by sealing up your Read more

IRS Says 30/30 Requirements For Replacement Window Tax Credit To Be Effective June 2

Last week, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a “Safe Harbor” provision to ease some of the confusion about the new energy tax credit for replacement windows, doors, and skylights. Under the provision, previous energy-efficiency standards were retroactively put in place for a limited time, Read more

How To Get Your Energy Tax Credit For New Windows And Doors

Customers have been asking a lot of questions about the new energy tax credit for home improvements. The federal government is giving big tax incentives for replacing windows and doors to save energy. I made this quick video to answer some of the questions: Energy Tax Credit for New Windows @ Read more

Should I Reinforce Door Locks With Metal?

Question: I’ve been trying to find information about a product that claims to reinforce your lock. The company says locks and deadbolts aren’t good enough because the lock area is just wood, and that you need to reinforce the lock to be safe. Do you think this worth the money? Answer: I Read more

How To Install A Peephole In a Metal Door

Question: I just bought a new metal door that does not have a peephole. Can you I put a peephole in a metal door? And how would I do it? Answer: Yes, you can put a peephole in a metal door just like you can in any door. You can even do it yourself. Here’s what you need to do. First, before Read more