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Glass block windows are a smart alternative to traditional windows, especially for bathrooms and basements. Glass blocks are available in a number of sizes, shapes, patterns and colors, providing homeowners with the opportunity to create a unique window. Glass block windows enhance curb appeal,...Read more

With today’s hectic lifestyles, the bathroom is no longer just a place to brush your teeth and blow dry your hair. The bathroom is a retreat, a place to get away from it all for a few moments of well-deserved peace and quiet. Yet, when it comes to design, some tend to focus on functionality...Read more

Maybe you’ve seen it covering windows in older homes, or you’ve run across a package of it at your local hardware store. But is plastic window film really beneficial? In this post we share our take on the pros and cons of installing plastic window film on your home’s windows.

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Sure, your sliding glass door is an attractive entryway, but how efficient is it? It should come as no surprise that sliding patio doors can be a major source of heat loss in a home. If not sufficiently insulated, sliding glass doors can make a room drafty or downright cold. This is particularly...Read more

Your curtains aren’t just for privacy – in the winter they can also keep rooms warm, lower energy bills and reduce interior window condensation; but only if they’re thermal curtains!

Read on to learn everything you need to know about selecting thermal curtains for your home:

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From dew sparkling in the morning sun to water droplets on a soda can, all condensation is fundamentally the same: water vapor that has cooled to the point of condensing and forming liquid water droplets. This change of state occurs based on temperature, when warm humid air meets a cold surface...Read more

Windows come in all shapes and sizes, yet many of them are made of the same parts. Window terminology may seem confusing, but once you know the basics, you can find the exact window part you’re looking for.

Did you just run across beautiful glass cups, jars, bottles, or vases at the dollar store? They’re cute as-is, but etching is an easy way to add unique and custom designs to your glassware. With this tutorial from Glass Doctor®, you’ll learn how to etch glass in no time at all.

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Answer: No. While it may be tempting to quickly thaw out your windshield with hot water, it’s a very bad idea. Rapid temperature changes in glass can cause it to crack, and automotive glass is no exception.

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You may not realize it, but your double pane windows work hard to reduce your heating and cooling bills, lower your home’s energy consumption, and improve noise control. These are the reasons why double pane windows have been...Read more