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How to Choose the Right Window Covering 

February 19, 2015 Categories: Home Renovation Tips Window Treatments

bedroom windowsWith so many great options on the market today for window coverings, it can be very difficult to decide what to put up in a room. You could choose drapes, shades, blinds, café curtains or even shutters. If you have a good friend or relative to help with this project, it can go more smoothly. Sometimes, it really helps to ask someone what they think of a color or style. Turn the project into a fun time of bonding with someone you care about.

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Can Windows Be Replaced in the Winter? 

February 06, 2015 Categories: Home Renovation Tips Replacement Windows

Winter Windows InstallWould you like to replace your windows this winter? Concerned about your home being opened up to the cold during the installation process? If you’re getting Stanek Windows, you don’t need to be worried. Our special winter window installation process minimizes the heat loss in your home during the installation of your new windows. Whether you are getting one window replaced or an entire houseful, the experts installing your Stanek Windows have your comfort in mind every step of the way.

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How to Prepare Your House for Winter 

January 15, 2015 Categories: Doors Home Renovation Tips Replacement Windows

how to prepare your home for winterThe cool air and comfort of autumn is quickly being erased with winter weather. The cold weather means waking up for work every morning and leaving your car running for ten minutes on high heat before driving. These temperatures are also hard on the home and can damage the budget with high heating costs. But, there are ways to prevent the harsh winter blasts.  These steps take some time, but after they are completed you will see amazing result and your home will become more energy efficient.

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Installation of New or Replacement Windows 

December 16, 2014 Categories: Replacement Windows

new interior wood window trim

What is the difference between a replacement window and a new construction window?

In short, nothing. A replacement window and what people often refer to as a “new construction” window are one and the same and are both new windows. The difference is in how the window is installed and those options vary by the type of window being replaced.

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Easy Ways to Go Green at Home 

December 04, 2014 Categories: Home Renovation Tips

ways to go green at homeEveryone’s talking about going green; from large industrial plants to those in a one-person apartment. Americans have realized the importance of clean air and fresh water and there are many ways that companies and families are going green. In this blog post, we will go over a variety of really simple things you can do right now to help save our environment.  If you decide to try a few of these ideas, be sure to include those around you so they can also learn about recycling and saving the environment.

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How to Install a Storm Door 

November 12, 2014 Categories: Doors

how to install a storm doorThere are many benefits to having a storm door. A beautiful storm door can enhance the visual appeal of your entrance and can also provide added security. Today, you’ll find storm doors in all styles, colors and materials so that the door blends well with the architectural style and construction of your home.

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Screened-In Porch: How to Clean Window Screens 

November 07, 2014 Categories: Home Renovation Tips

learn how to clean window screensWindow screens - everyone has them but most of us don’t pay much attention to them, even though they’re great assets to have on your home or apartment. They keep out unwanted insects and allow an extra measure of safety. When the weather is lovely outside, it’s easy to open a window and let some fresh air in the house. This is when most of us usually realize that our window screens haven’t been cleaned in quite some time.

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How to Repurpose Old Windows 

October 30, 2014 Categories: Home Renovation Tips

how to repurpose old windows

If you’re replacing the old windows in your house with new ones, don’t throw them out. Instead, use them to create unique focal pieces for any room in your home.

Repurposed windows can be turned into wall art that touts a special quote, photograph frames that showcase your family, unique jewelry organizers for your accessories, or, for those who are handy with a hammer and nails, a piece of furniture. 

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Poor Window Installation Equals Major Headaches 

September 18, 2014 Categories: Home Renovation Tips Replacement Windows

poor window installation

Have you ever heard the saying, "If a tree falls in the woods and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?”  The answer to this debated question is yes.

The same holds true for water damage. Unfortunately, water damage to a home often goes unseen by the homeowner. The sign of any destruction is usually hidden by siding or exterior cladding, but underneath there can be serious damage occurring.

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How to Paint an Exterior Door 

September 11, 2014 Categories: Doors Home Renovation Tips

how to paint an exterior door

If you are looking for a fun way to refresh your home, you may be considering painting an exterior door. Your front door plays a key role in the curb appeal of your property and, with the right paint job, you can make your home even more welcoming.

Painting an exterior door is a little different than painting the internal portions of your home. External doors are exposed to weather conditions and dirt that can challenge the durability of the door itself. In order to appropriately address the demands placed upon your door, you’ll need use the proper paint so your hard work will hold up.

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