What to Do If Your Blinds Are Too Wide for Your Window Frame


If you've just moved into a new home and the blinds are too slightly too wide for the windows, that can be annoying, as the blinds stick in the window frame as you try to roll them up and down. In other cases, you may simply have a acquired a blind for free that is too wide for your window. Regardless of why your blinds are too wide for your window, there are a two fixes you can try.

29 July 2016

A Few Tips for Choosing a Security Door for Your Home


A security door for your home can reduce your risk of a break-in, as such a door may be more difficult to kick in or pry away from the door frame. Not all security doors are alike, though, and some are simply heavier models of standard storm doors, so note a few features to consider when choosing a security door for your home. 1. Material Some door companies will manufacture doors of a tough, thick wood and advertise them as security doors, but you need to consider that a wood door can usually be splintered or kicked in no matter its overall thickness.

25 May 2016

How to Identify Windows That Need Repairs


Many times, it may not be easy for you to identify a window that needs to be repaired because the defect may not be visible when you take a casual glance at the window. Such hard-to-detect defects can increase your energy bills because heat will be leaking out or into the home. This article discusses how you can find out which windows in your home need to be repaired. Shake Them

20 April 2016

Troubleshooting Some Simple Garage Door Repairs


Your automatic garage door should work for years without any problems, but it can occasionally malfunction or otherwise need repairs and maintenance. You may have done something to damage the door and its parts, or something may have simply broken down due to age and use. Note a few simple garage door repairs that you might be able to troubleshoot yourself and when you should handle these on your own versus calling a garage door repair specialist.

10 March 2016

Tip for Choosing the Right Garage Door for Your Home


Your home's garage door is more important to its overall style and even its safety and security than you may realize. A poorly maintained garage door can make the whole exterior of your home look rundown and shabby, and also offer a potential intruder a good entry point. When you're ready to choose a new garage door, note a few tips for selecting the right style and material as well as safety features.

15 January 2016

Making an Informed Choice on Rolling Shutters


A roller shutter typically rolls down to shield the window or door and then rolls up into a punnet overhead the window or door, keeping it concealed when not in use. Roller shutters are primarily used for safety and security however they also play a significant role in acoustic and insulation protection. The basic design of a roller shutter is a drape of steel or aluminium sections referred to a lath, which is coiled around a barrel which may be operated manually or electrically to either raise or lower the lath.

30 November 2015

Automatic Door Hazards Points and Best Safety Practices


Automatic doors are a popular alternative to conventional doors in business establishments for a number of reasons. Having automatic doors makes for better user experience and addresses the unique needs of disabled visitors and those carrying heavy bags. In addition, they are huge energy savers in buildings that run HVAC, since the doors are kept closed and only opened for incoming customers. However, just like any other motor-driven machine, there are inherent dangers with the operation of automatic doors.

4 November 2015