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.
Nothing is worse than being forced to deal with a plumbing emergency. A flooded basement or an uncooperative plumbing fixture can destroy your entire weekend in an instant. Fortunately, you might be able to avoid rescheduling events by making the right decisions beforehand. Here are two plumbing repair mistakes that can cause big problems later, and what you should do instead.
1: Not Winterizing Your Outdoor Plumbing
If you are like most people, you probably remember watching your dad spend an entire Saturday getting the outdoor plumbing ready for the winter.
While the roof is the logical place to install solar panels, it isn't an option for everyone. Maybe your roof is at a bad angle, maybe your homeowner's association is blocking the installation, or maybe you don't own your home and don't have the authority to install the panels. However, there are still ways you can make use of this extremely valuable resource.
Pole Mounted Panels
If you have yard space but not roof space, you do have another great option for mounting traditional solar panels.