How to Soundproof Windows to Reduce Distracting Noise

Millions of Americans continue to work at home and school children continue distance learning in many districts. As a result people have become more aware of distracting outside noises and the need to soundproof windows. Any type of distraction can break concentration and make it difficult to focus and return to the task at hand.

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How to Keep Wildfire Smoke Out of Your Home

Northern California has experienced several of the largest wildfires in state history in just the last few years. In fact, of the five largest wildfires in state history, four took place since 2017, and two are currently burning now: SCU Lightning Complex – 377,431 acres burned as of 8/31/2020 LNU Lightning Complex – 375,209 acres

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Understanding Window Replacement Options with HOAs

Living in a condominium has many advantages such as not needing to perform yard maintenance and having amenities like a swimming pool available. As with any living situation, it also has its challenges. In San Francisco, only 31% of the housing stock is made up of traditional single family residences, and the remainder is apartments

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How to Check Windows for Air and Water Leaks Before Winter

Now that fall is officially here, it’s a good time for homeowners to check each of their windows to ensure they don’t have an air or water leak that could reduce energy efficiency during the winter. Unfortunately, it takes only a tiny leak to cause damage to a window frame. This will eventually start the

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Retrofit Windows vs New Construction: What’s the Difference?

Choosing the right windows for a home is an important task. Not only do windows help to set the aesthetic tone for the living space, they are also an important barrier to protect those living in the home from outdoor elements. The terms used to describe different types of windows can add to the confusion

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How to Hire the Right Window Replacement Specialist

The need to replace a window can arise suddenly, such as when someone throws a ball in the house and breaks it, or over many years due to normal wear. In either case, homeowners often feel unprepared to select a replacement window that best meets their needs. Before selecting a specific style of window, homeowners

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How to Obtain a Window Replacement Permit in San Francisco

San Francisco home and business owners who want to replace windows must consider several designs, determine measurements, figure out a budget, and finally install the windows. They also need to apply for a window replacement permit with the city. Taking the time upfront to ensure they follow the proper application procedure (SF Planning website) can

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Homeowners must consider several factors when it comes time to get new windows, including whether they should be wood, vinyl, or another type of material. While improving the appearance of the home and improving re-sale value are certainly important, homeowners also need to think about energy efficiency, maintenance, cost, and quality. Vinyl has clear advantages

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