Protecting Exterior Doors from Sun Damage

The Effects of Sun Damage

sun damageWhether across the U.S. is heating up and homeowners everywhere are preparing for the eminent heat that summer brings. Is your home ready to face the heat? Truth is, no matter where you live, your home’s exterior is in danger of sun damage. That’s because the harsh impact of UV rays and direct heat on any area for an extended period of time causes adverse effects on a variety of materials. Especially wood. These effects include fading, cracking, warping and peeling of exterior surfaces and damage the longevity of the material.Read more

Replacement Windows: Know your Style

replacement windowsWindows serve two main functions: they let in natural light and they allow for a breeze to flow into a room. But besides those two technical functions, window design can also complement and enhance the style of a home both inside and out. Every house has different windows of different sizes and different styles that fit within the architectural design of the house. Whether it’s traditional or modern, your windows can be customized to fit nearly any taste or style. So, what happens when the look and feel of your windows simply doesn’t match with your style anymore? It’s time to invest in some replacement windows.

The key to making an informed decision about the types of replacement windows that should go in your home starts with both your personal style and the style of your home. To help, our window experts have provided a list of replacement window types that will make it easier for you to pick the best windows for your home.Read more

Selecting the Right Patio Door

patio door

Summertime in the home, for most families, usually means more time will be spent in the backyard. It’s during these months that the front door becomes obsolete, and the patio door becomes the most popular door in the house.

As the entryway to your backyard, this door provides convenient access and an uninhibited view of the patio. For some, it brings in natural light that transforms the room and for others it serves as the opening to create a seamless transition from outdoors to inside.

So, how do you decide which door is right for your home? The style, material and size will ultimately depend on the location of the door and for what it’ll be used.Read more