We do. While it is pretty easy, there are some steps you have to follow. I recommend you check out my very short window cleaning tips video that takes you through the process. Or you can download my Window Cleaning Guide from my website! Either way, cleaning the glass is easy once you have your Read more
We have an existing door with sidelites that are clear. Do you sell a stained glass insert to cover?
No, but I understand what you mean and stained glass inserts to cover or hang over side lites do exist and I am going to direct you to the following website: http://www.stainedglassandmore.com/. Beautiful pieces. The company’s located in Savage, Minnesota. Check it out! Let me know if it works out Read more
Rather than flip the sashes around, it’s best just to re-install the window itself correctly. A local handyman can do that for you in an hour. The main reason why you should just re-install the window is this: every glider window has an internal drainage systems in the bottom track. So, if the Read more
The Tru Scene Screen is made especially to fit the Andersen Replacement Windows from Renewal by Andersen. They have special locking levers that are positioned to fit the Andersen window. The high transparency screen is made of a stainless steel mesh that has a finer weave and is made of a thinner Read more
Yes! All glass in and around a door opening has to be tempered glass, according to all building codes. In fact, it is even more important that transom glass is tempered, simply because of the height of the transom from the ground. Tempered glass, remember, is type of safety glass. It’s been Read more
I’m looking to install a ‘secure’ entry door on an elderly relative’s home. What’s the best core material for strength?
You could add a full iron bar security door, if you want to, but why cover up an entry door with ugly iron bars when you can keep the beauty of the front door and still be secure? So to “beef up” the door itself for maximum security, here are my four recommendations: • A Steel Door: It’s Read more
We have Provia patio doors with blinds between the glass, but there are several reasons why I do not carry windows with blinds in the glass: First of all, you are simply going to lose on energy efficiency. The reason being is that when you put blinds between glass you really cannot create a Read more
Yes, but there were some changes made to the federal tax credit program in 2010, which still apply for 2011. The maximum deduction for Energy Star qualified windows was capped at $200. Energy Star qualified doors fare somewhat better with a cap of $500, which is the maximum deduction allowable Read more
The Unconditional Performance Guarantee lasts as long as you own your home—it means worry-free windows and doors for life. I realize that a lot of companies may promise the moon, but when you read the fine print, it’s a different story. A customer recently showed me a sales agreement from Pella Read more
Yes, casement windows can be replaced with double hung windows. There are a number of considerations when switching window types, including height and width of the opening, load bearing, and how the window is attached, or mulled, to the window next to it. Another option for side-by-side casement Read more