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When Do Doors and Windows Need Service?

Many people don’t realize that doors and windows, just like cars, need to be serviced on occasion. Although many people wait until their doors or windows are inoperable before calling a window and door repair company, it’s not always the smart thing to do. The best thing to do is to have a specialist check out all your windows and doors, including your sliding glass doors on a regular basis, or at least at the first sign that something is not working perfectly as it should on one of your windows or doors. Doors can have problems with hinges, latches, locking mechanisms, and such. They can warp and swell, and wind up with problems opening and closing or locking. They often require being taken down off the hinges in order to do a proper and lasting repair. Some quick preventative maintenance can work wonders towards keeping your doors healthy and trouble-free. Sliding glass doors suffer their own unique problems. There can be issues with rollers and bearings, tracks, frames, latches, and locks. Common symptoms are sticking and jumping tracks. Again, preventative maintenance will keep you from running into problems and can reduce the frequency and cost of repairs. Windows also

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What Type of Door is Best for You?

There are lots of different types of doors to choose from – some of the common, some not so common. Here is some information about various door options that you have when it comes to decorating and improving your home. You may be surprised at the variety of solutions. Hinged Doors:The hinged door is without a doubt the most popular door around. You see them everywhere, from the front door to almost any home, to the door for most bedrooms and bathrooms. When you see a door with hinges on one side, and a handle or a knob on the other, you’re probably looking at a hinged door. French Doors:These doors are perfect for bedrooms and home offices. They are comprised of two door panels with their hinges on the outer edges and a lock in the middle. They can have outer panels as well. They swing open in a grand way, creating a big opening to enter and leave a room through. They are typically made mostly from glass, and therefore give a very light and airy feel to any room in which they are used. Dutch Doors:Dutch Doors, also know as stable doors, are not common at all

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What to Look for in a Window and Door Service

It isn’t every day that someone repairs their windows or doors. And most people replace their windows and doors even less frequently. Let’s face it, it’s not always cheap to get these things done, even when you’ve found the best deal around. So when you’re looking for window and door service or repairs, you need to find a company that will give you real value. If you choose wisely you get good prices, good service, a good warranty, and a product that will last. Choose poorly, and get burned. We all know how that goes. So how do you choose the best window and door company in Ocala for your project? There are several ways to narrow it down. Have they been around for a while or are they a fly-by-night? A company that is brand new may have been around a lot longer than they want you to know and may have changed their name to hide from bad jobs they’ve done in the past. Or they may not have the experience to get the job done correctly and efficiently. An experienced company may charge a little more than someone just starting out, but it’s often cheaper, in the long run,

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Preparing for Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is here and preparing can be stressful, especially if there is already an active storm looming over us. The best thing to do is prepare your hurricane kit before a storm makes its way to you. This article will give you an idea of where to start, so you’re not running to the store with everyone else just days before landfall. Here is a list of some things you’ll need: You may choose to leave some of these items out of your hurricane kit, and there may even be some things you feel you need that I didn’t list. There are some things you can avoid doing to prevent further hazards. Candles and oil lamps are a fire hazard so it’s best to stick with battery-operated lamps and flashlights. One thing that people have done for years, is taping their windows. This actually poses a risk rather than preventing any issues. If a window were to break, the tape would keep bigger pieces together making it much more dangerous.

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Solid Tips To Beautify Your Home’s Interior and Exterior

Are you someone who envies homes they see that are so tastefully decorated in magazines you read? Well, there is no need to be jealous anymore. Your home can look just as good as those houses you view in magazines. All you need is the right advice. For more ideas and inspiration, read on. This article is packed with tips for getting the most from your home interior. Simple is usually best. The clean, minimalist approach is always a nicer look than a cluttered look. A couple of well-chosen articles or pieces will have a much better impact, than many small trinkets and collections placed around a room or on walls. A great way to liven up an otherwise boring or complicated space is to create a point of focus in the room. This focal point will become the highlight of the space, and everything else that’s in the room will work to support the focal point. Focal points to think about working around include fireplaces, windows, artwork, and stately pieces of furniture. Make sure that you do not ignore the doors and windows of your home. These can serve many different purposes like air transfer, security, and light transfer

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Quick Advice For Home Improvement Projects

Today, home improvement is an incredibly popular hobby that is growing in popularity all the time. The demand for products and techniques related to it is on the rise. Now is the time to start with a project that will not only make your home more livable but will increase its value. Here are some tips that you can use to get started with your home improvement plans. When it comes to home improvement, consider replacing your windows and doors. This not only has a chance of greatly improving the value of the home but may also severely decrease the amount of money required to keep your house warm and dry. In other words, it’s a project that can pay for itself. You can also add extra security with new doors and windows. Windows and doors make a perfect home improvement project. You can add an indoor or outdoor window box or change out your old patio doors for French doors. It is often possible to find good deals on these types of materials at the home improvement store. You won’t have to spend a lot of money to make a dramatic change. With a little help from professionals, you

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Professional Home Design Tips and Tricks

There are plenty of ways to make your home look better, without hiring a designer to tell you what to do. Once you have your ideas in mind you can either tackle it as a do-it-yourself project or hire the necessary contractors directly. Here are some great professional tips to help you get started. A great way to liven up an otherwise boring or complicated space is to create a point of focus in the room. This focal point will become the highlight of the space, and everything else that’s in the room will work to support the focal point. Focal points to think about working around include fireplaces, windows, artwork, and stately pieces of furniture. One smart tip about interior design is to always be aware of the lighting in a room. Using dark colors can make a room seem drab, uninviting, and much smaller than it is. Use light colors to brighten up a room and give it the illusion of space that most people crave. Light colors and beautiful bright windows can work together to create a cheerful warm space that looks and feels great. Lighting is an important aspect of any design project. There are many

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Home Improvements to Add Property Value

Some improvements are expensive but do not add much to the value of your home. But there are some things you can do that will skyrocket the value of your home. Here are several great ideas that you can use to beautify your home while increasing its sales value. Landscape your yard: Working on your landscape can be both a recreational activity that’s good for your health, as well as something that’s enjoyable and good for your bottom line. If space is limited you can grow a beautiful little herb garden, which will be both a tasty addition to your life as well as something that’s nice to look at. Update your front door and entryway: Nothing says hello better than a nice clean inviting front door and entrance area. The area around your door should be organized, landscaped, and kept clean and clear of spider webs, wasp and bee nests, and the likes. A properly installed new door will add the advantage of safety to your abode as well as making it look great. Repaint areas that need it: In one weekend, with a couple of cans of paint, you can improve the looks and value of your home

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The Dangers of Old Windows and Doors

Most people never really think about the danger and pitfalls of having old windows that seem to be OK or are out of repair. Not only can they create safety issues, but they can also cost you money. In this article, I’m going to go into some of these issues so you can decide if it’s time to replace or repair your windows. Balance rods in windows often wear out or go bad. Single-hung windows are very prone to this. You’ll know when this has happened because the window will not want to stay up properly, and will have a tendency to slip, stick, or won’t open at all. If the problem goes too far without being repaired, the window can slip on someone’s hand, or just come crashing down one day and break the glass. Not only is broken glass dangerous, but it’s a security issue as well. Best to get this taken care of long before running into a problem. Jalousie windows, which are slats of glass inserted into a frame that is locked on a track, were very common in the 1950s in States that have moderate winters like Florida. You can still see them all almost

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Six Great Reasons to Replace Exterior Doors

So your front and back doors are starting to look a little dated and faded. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s time to shell out your hard-earned cash for replacements – or does it? Here are some great reasons to seriously consider updating and upgrading the doors to your home. You decide if it’s time to make the investment or not. Original doors are beyond repair: This reason is a no-brainer. If your original doors are worn and damaged beyond repair, or it will cost too much to make fixing them worthwhile, you’ll want to get some nice new high-quality doors on your home as quickly as possible.Curb appeal: Maybe your current doors still look OK, or can look OK after a quick going over by your local window and door company. In that case, you may want to just refinish. But maybe OK isn’t good enough anymore. The economy is getting better, and home prices are rising again. You may want to consider making a small investment into the single most important thing that people see first when they drive by or come to visit? You’ll be amazed at how much better your home will look with nice new

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