2016

How to Choose Between Custom and Ready-Made Awnings

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Awnings are a great addition to every home’s outdoor space. Whether you want to protect your windows or create a functional deck or patio during the summer, awnings have you covered. However, when planning the purchase, you may be unable to decide between custom and ready-made awnings. Custom awnings are designed, cut, and made as per your specifications while ready-made ones are bought off the shelf. Which is the ideal option for your home?…

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Why Upgrade Your Home Through Window Tinting?

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Window tinting is popular for its ability to add more privacy, increase security and improve the beauty of a home. But these are not the only benefits that homeowners can reap from window tinting service. There are several other important yet overlooked advantages that tinted home windows can provide, including: Protection from UV radiation  Prolonged exposure to the sun’s UV light can be harmful to your health and that of your loved ones.…

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Considerations When Engaging In DIY Installation of Shade Sails

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One of the simplest and most convenient ways to add some much-needed shade in your garden while enhancing its beauty is through the use of shade sails. If you have chosen to embark on DIY installation of shade sails on your property, here are some of the considerations that you should keep in mind. Consider where you will locate the sail A mistake some people will make is assuming that shade sails can be installed anywhere that shade is required.…

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Five Lock Options for Aluminium Sliding Windows

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In you have sliding aluminium windows and you want to make them more secure, you may want to install or make a lock. There are several different options. Take a look: Sliding Bar Lock A sliding bar lock fits into the track of your aluminium window, and it has a small bar that slips over the window that slides open. When you attach this lock to the track of your aluminium window, it makes it impossible to slide open the window.…

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How To Improve the Energy Efficiency of Your Windows

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If you are looking to make your home more energy efficient, your windows are a great place to start. Your windows are one of the key entry points for unwanted drafts as well as being a key point from which heat escapes your home. Below are four steps you can take to improve the energy efficiency of your windows. Check for Gaps and Drafts The first thing you need to do is establish if there are any gaps around your window frame or drafts entering your home.…

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The Benefits Of Installing A Traffic Door In Your Bi-Fold System

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Bi-fold doors provide a great solution for combining your interior and exterior living space.  However, when they’re locked, you can’t get into the house from the outside.  Also, when the weather is bad, you might not want to open up the whole bi-fold system in order to let the dog out into the garden for fear of letting the elements into your home.  But how can you solve these problems?  Read on to find out.…

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Reasons to Opt for Double Glazed Doors and Windows for Your Home

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The process of double-glazing your doors and windows is also commonly referred to as insulated glazing. It consists of joining two glass panes in attempt to cut down on both heat loss or gain through your doors. Regular glass doors and windows comprise of one pane of glass and this does not provide much insulation when it comes to heat transfer. As such, you find that your home is hotter in the summer and much colder in the winter.…

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