8 Steps To Window Weatherizing

October 23, 2012

1. Can you hear your windows rattle in a heavy windstorm? Yes? Then you have an important weather-stripping job to do. Do little breezes sometimes move the curtains even when the windows are closed? Yes? Then you need both weather stripping and caulking. Two types of products that are easy to install are rope caulk and [...]

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Finding The Source of a Leaky Window

October 23, 2012

At one time or another, almost all windows leak, which is becoming a huge problem because of all the consumer concerns about molds in the home. Molds and decay organisms need water to grow, and the growth can be inside the walls, out of view. Check the exterior window and door openings twice a year for [...]

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9 Causes of Leaky Windows

October 23, 2012

One of the main reasons to ensure your windows are watertight is to keep moisture out of the walls. Once inside your walls, moisture can cause rot, mold and pest problems. Keeping water at bay would be easier, of course, if our homes had no openings for doors and windows. But of course houses do [...]

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How to Adjust Sliding Patio Screen Doors

October 23, 2012

Quite often, even a very slight misalignment or dirty track can prevent the smooth movement of a sliding patio screen door. Over time, if not corrected, the problem can only get worse, leading to damaged rollers or a derailment of the door itself. Adjusting the screen door’s roller mechanism is a simple procedure and insures [...]

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Cleaning Patio Door Tracks

October 23, 2012

Patio doors collect dirt and sand in their tracks and once the track of the patio door gets dirty the patio door does not slide back and forth as well. It gets sticky and hard to move when the patio door track has dirt and grime in it. Every so often you need to clean [...]

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How to Clean a Patio Screen Door

October 23, 2012

How To Clean a Patio Screen Door on Howcast You don’t need to be handy to clean your patio screen door. Cleaning can be done quickly and easily in a few simple steps. You Will Need: A screwdriver A utility brush A small vacuum cleaner A spray lubricant A steel wool pad Grease-cutting detergent Silicone [...]

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