Parts Of A Window 101

by on 02/15/2018 - 12:21 pm
Category: Windows & Doors

Frame: The combination of the side jambs, head jamb, and sill that forms the rectangular support structure surrounding the window opening. Grilles: The bar(s) that separates two panes of glass on a sash. Typically, grilles are arranged in a grid pattern.Head Jamb: Sometimes just called the head, this is the horizontal piece that forms the top of the window frame.Lock Mechanism: A small, metal piece of hardware that prevents the window from being opened. Most commonly this is a small hook that, when rotated, connects the lower sash to the upper sash.Lower Sash: The bottom division of the window that rests on the sill and slides up.Pane: The smalles subdivision of glass in a window tha ...

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Rattle, Buzz, Clang: The Sounds You D...

by on 02/15/2018 - 11:37 am
Category: Home Technology

By Bryan Rutkosky , owner of BERS HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical & Energy Auditing Different brands and types of furnaces make their own, unique noises, but some sounds serve as universal warnings that problems may be brewing. Knowing what to listen for could be the very thing that prevents costly repairs and time spent bearing subzero temperatures without a working heater.Anytime your furnace starts making a rattling, buzzing or popping sound, something could be wrong. Before a part breaks, it usually starts making noise. If you just ignore it, a part that could have been salvaged may break beyond repair, at which point you’ll spend more money to fix the problem.BuzzIf your furnace m ...

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INFOGRAPHIC: A Guide to Window Coverings

by on 02/15/2018 - 12:57 pm
Category: Windows & Doors

Upgrading your windows can add value and aesthetic appeal to your home.  (And you can find a professional perfect for your window project by visiting our Windows & Doors category.)But once you make that investment, your windows need some clothes. The right window covering sets the mood for the space and provides privacy, design depth (through pattern, texture, and color), and an outlet to express your unique style. Our window gurus compiled this visual guide to kick-start the window covering creative process. So after you find the perfect window for your space, don't forget to dress it up.

Guhde Flooring America Installs a Sch...

by on 02/02/2017 - 01:09 pm
Category: Kitchen & Bath

Watch as Guhde Flooring America experts install a vapor-tight, waterproof shower system by Schluter: