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Vicki Mead, who resides in Jonesboro, Arkansas, asked me with a tinge of smoker's guilt this question: "First of all:  I don't smoke, so that is not an issue.  But there is a film that develops on the INSIDE of the car window.I live in the sunny south and when the sun strikes that film, […]

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Wood shims are used when installing a door for several reasons. The door shims allow minimal or no structural stress or pressure applied to doors or windows at any point. This allows the doors or windows to operate freely.

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A window box has to be properly anchored to your house. Flower boxes with soil, flowers and water can weigh hundreds of pounds. Consider a French cleat to support your window boxes. French cleats work great and are hidden.

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Window coverings come in a variety of styles and types. Certain blinds and window coverings might require special installation depending upon you windows. Be sure to check the payback period when checking into some of the modern window coverings, such as the solar window coverings.

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Casement windows offer some advantages over double-hung windows. Modern vinyl casement windows are a nice choice for casement replacement windows. A casement window mechanism requires some maintenance for proper operation.

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Should old windows be replaced? Does an old window cost me more in heating costs? Older windows may not have the insulation value of new windows. But you have to consider the payback period when deciding to replace old windows. You may not start saving money right away.

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When you are looking for the best windows or the best replacement windows, be sure to look for two industry certifications. These labels assist you in judging the best window quality and the energy efficiency rating.

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Anderson Windows is a major manufacturer in the USA. Anderson casement windows are easy to install. The Anderson vinyl-coated wood windows had a nailing fin with a prepunched hole for installation. Consider purchasing extra window hardware when getting new Anderson windows.

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Glass windows can add beauty and protection for your home. A stained glass window will brighten a room with brilliant colors. Glass-block windows provide security for lower level windows. Research all the window glass available before making your final decision.

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