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Found 86 results for the keyword ‘Windows’

  • Fiberglass Window & Door Frames -- the future is now.

    Fiberglass is a very interesting option in window frames in that it combines many of the best characteristics from the other window frame choices. In their energy efficiency they are similar to vinyl with the many dead air spaces and far better than the cold conducting metal frames. Their s...
  • Cleaning windows behind screens & keeping silver polished.

    When you have metallic window screens, the sun tends to cook some kind of screen-like pattern of pollution on the window that doesn't want to come off. The key is to use any oven cleaner, which when you think about it, is made for cleaning off cooked-on matter. Be careful, the oven cleaner will...
  • Extending the life of ice scrapers

    If there is one tool that everyone living in Northern United States, Canada and mountainous regions has it's an ice scraper for your car's windshield. And if there is one thing we all have in common, it's the fact that long before the end of the winter, it no longer scrapes well. So just like w...
  • Making and adjusting Slots, Grooves and Dados

    In woodworking a slot is a channel usually made to receive another piece. It is either designed to be a tight fit to hold something together like shelving or T&G flooring, or a sliding fit to permit things to move. A little research on vocabulary will tell us that a dado is a slot cut a...
  • Solar energy is making the transition from experimental housing to mainstream housing.

    We visited a demonstration solar energy house in Guelph, Ontario and Teresa Paul from Nexus Solar Corp. who designed it. In this very standard looking house we could see the bringing together of all the basic concepts of solar energy for both winter and summer. To emphasise that this did no...
  • Foam Gun Maintenance

    Foam guns are the air sealing tool of our epoch. We all use them. We all kill them. We all wish they would last longer and clog less. Of course there are as many different qualities of single component poly-urethane foam guns as there are different qualities of foams — at least we can be happy t...
  • WHAT IS SOLAR OVERHEATING?

    If the sun has unobstructed access to the inside of your house through lots of window space, and if you have a well-insulated house, the sun can cause overheating in the summer and sometimes even in the winter. If the south-facing window area of your house is more than 6 per cent of the floor ar...
  • OVERVIEW: Window Replacement

    When it is time to replace your windows you will hear a lot of confusing and even contradictory things from contractors, salesmen and even friends. If you just look up Windows in this database you might be overwhelmed -- so here are the links to the most useful entries specifically related to pla...
  • Weather Restrictions: Water based caulking / Acrylic Latex

    Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:   Category: Sealants (Caulking)     Product: Water based caulking / Acrylic Latex Temperature Limitations: Above +5 C (+40 F) to +15 C (+60 F) depending on brand Rain Limitations: No rain for 30 min. Wind Lim...
  • Weather Restrictions: Silicone Caulking / Sealant

    Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:   Category: Sealants (Caulking)     Product: Silicone Caulking / Sealant Temperature Limitations: Above +5 C (+40 F) and below +27 C (+80 F) Rain Limitations: Apply to a clean, dry surface - no rain for 30 min...