If your house is more than 75 years old and you are considering installing impact windows, there are a few important things to understand. Older houses, like yours, were usually built with balloon framing. This type of structural framing presents several problems when it comes to making home improvements like installing new windows. And, impact window installation in a balloon framed house is even more challenging. Here's what you need to know before you get started on your home renovation project.
As a property manager, you have a responsibility to not only maintain the infrastructure of your buildings, but their parking lots as well. However, without any construction experience, you're wondering why your asphalt lot seems to require seal coating or crack sealing much more often than it should. Instead of continuing to pay hundreds of dollars every few years, take a moment to learn how these three problems damage your lot.
Once you old windows start to wear out, you may decide it is time you have them replaced. Whether you are replacing your own windows or having a contractor do it for you, you will need to prepare the interior and exterior of your home before the job begins. Below are five tips to help you get your house ready.
Clear A Path Outside Your Home
If the immediate exterior of your house is cluttered or has items stored against the side, this could slow down you or the workers because everything will have to be cleared out before each individual window can be replaced.
Your home's windows are there to let in sunshine and warmth, but they can also let in the outside heat or cold. If your home's windows are getting old, they will show you several signs they need to be replaced. Here are four signs that you might need new windows in your home.
Foggy or Dirty-looking Glass
Anytime your windows have moisture between the panes of glass, this means that the seal around the windows has begun to degrade.
Automatic openers are one of the most popular convenience features on the typical garage door. To ensure the safety of pets, young children and the unwary, most automatic openers use photoelectric sensors to detect obstacles in the doorway. This prevents the door from closing if something or someone is in the way.
After years of service, these photoelectric sensors may need replacement due to wear and tear. Fortunately, the process is much easier than you'd expect and it only requires a few tools and just a bit of your time.