Window Cleaning Tips to Keep Your Panes Spotless

Cleaning windows from the outside is challenging but necessary work. Even when the windows are easy to access, many people find that they have to go back to remove residual streaks and missed spots later. This can be so frustrating that homeowners either give up on window cleaning or hire a professional to do it.

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Maximize Heat Retention and Energy Efficiency of Windows

Staying warm in the winter can be a challenge even in climates where the temperature doesn’t typically drop below freezing. This is especially true in older homes and homes with inadequate insulation or construction issues. Most people turn up their thermostat to stay warm in the winter and accept the higher cost of heating their home.

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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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Making The Most Of A Small Room

With the constant increase in real estate pricing, people everywhere are downsizing their homes or apartments. In the Bay Area we have it particularly hard, as San Francisco is now officially the most expensive place to live in in the United States. With such confined spaces, you might be wondering how you can effectively open

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