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Window Problems: Repair or Replace

window problems are sometimes easy to fix

Window problems are common in any home. We thought it would be helpful if we reviewed the most common window problems to help you find and fix them, sooner rather than later. Why? By fixing these problems you can lower your heating or cooling bills, or reduce repair costs as today’s window problems might require replacing a windows if you delay.

Deciding to Repair or Replace a Window

The cost of replacement windows varies widely so you might be tempted to replace one or more windows rather than repair them. Here are things to consider when making that decision:

Window quality – as... 

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Windows: Repair, Replace, Other Choices?

Windows need inspection & repairs on an ongoing basis to keep them airtight

Do you have a favorite room in the house? Curious if you also like spending time there at a certain time of day, and if your choice is based on sunlight streaming into the room to brighten your day? Windows are really one of today’s modern treasures as they let us visually enjoy natural sunlight and views of the area around our homes, they’re our eyes to the world beyond!

When people talk about curb appeal, they start with the front door but consider your windows — they have great visual impact on the overall appearance of your house so you... 

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When to Replace Exterior Home Components?

New siding is needed every 20 to 50 years, depending on type of material uses

Just like buying new tires for your car, key components of your home need to be replaced on a fairly predictable schedule. Unfortunately most home owners don’t plan for these expenses, and then get caught with a whooping bill for a new roof, new furnace or worse, multiple expenses in the same year.

This article provides a list of the most common exterior home components needing ongoing replacement. It will be followed by a companion article, listing common interior home components that need replacing and you’re going to be more familiar with things like a new refrigerator, washing machine, etc.

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New EPA Rules for Lead Safety

Beginning in April 2010, strick new EPA rules go into effect for all renovation, repair and painting projects in homes built before 1978. The rules focus on lead present in paint sold prior to 1978. Lead if swallowed or breathed can poison people, and young children are especially vulnerable.

Damages children’s nervous system causing developmental and behavioral problems. In adults, causes health problems and pregnant women are especially vulnerable.

All contractors (includes carpenters, electricians, plumbers, window installers, painters), property managers and others who perform renovations, repair and painting work in residential houses, apartments and child-occupied facilities built before 1978, are required to... 

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