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When skylights are too costly, or a small area needs natural illumination, a tubular skylight, or sun tube, will fill the bill. This version of the traditional skylight comes with leak free pre-engineered flashings, just like their larger brethren.

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Skylights offer a sunny disposition to your room and a chance to watch the stars in comfort. The roof skylight of the past often leaked due to poor design and installation. Newer skylight windows are made with integral flashings requiring no solder, caulk or roofing cement. This engineering fosters leak free and quick installations. Read on for more skylight tips and inspiration.

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Skylights can be installed without fear of leaks. Skylight installation problems occur with poor roof flashing installation. Caulking and roof cement are for emergency repair only - never for permanent installation of skylights. These installation tips will help you understand proper procedure for leak-free skylight installation.

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Replace old, drafty, wood windows with modern improvements without changing the architectural integrity of your home. Purchase wood window replacement kits. These wood replacement windows allow working from inside, leave woodwork intact, offer screens, tilt features, easy maintenance and are simple to install. Follow these tips to get your old windows out and your new wood replacement windows in with success.

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Glass block was widely used in art deco styles, and has been used for over four decades in commercial/industrial applications as well. DIY'ers can create privacy, yet allow in light with glass block windows that are not complex styles. Add inspirational style to your home with glass or acrylic block installations.

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Glass block windows and acrylic block windows can be a challenge to install. Contact these companies for information and installation advisories. Visit a local distributor to review all the marvelous choices available to you.

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Glass block installation requires minimal tools. When installing glass block windows, measure twice and draw a sketch of each window and take photos to show the fabricator. Correct sizing of block windows is critically important. These glass block installation tips will walk you through the process of completing your project with success.

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Glass block windows can add pizazz in a variety of ways to your home. Block the gaze of passers-by and yet let in light with block windows. Or try installing glass block windows in your shower or a wet bar. Use your imagination and create interesting, practical accents in your home with glass or acrylic block windows.

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Low-e glass will not protect your furnishings from fading. You need a special window film that blocks UV radiation.

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