(New construction windows or replacement windows? Which is right for you?)

Written by John Rocco

(New construction windows or replacement windows? Which is right for you?)

Hello, my name is John Rocco.I grew up aroundrepparttar window and door business. My father owned a glass shop that dealt in every aspect of residential and commercial glass.Naturally, when it came time to choose a profession, i wound up inrepparttar 100112 window and door business. I have been inrepparttar 100113 business for about 27 years, and i have been self employed for 20.One ofrepparttar 100114 things that seperated my company from my competitors was my willingness to show my customers how to replace their windows themselves. Whenever i would encounter a customer with a curiosity or willingness to learn how to install their own windows,i would offer to sell themrepparttar 100115 labor on one window,using them as my helper.Then,they would installrepparttar 100116 rest ofrepparttar 100117 windows usingrepparttar 100118 knowledge gained from helping me install one.Most window companies would never do this because there is so much money made onrepparttar 100119 labor.But i was always so busy,i never felt like it was costing me money.Eventually, i made an installation video for those homeowners who wanted to do their own windows.Whilerepparttar 100120 video is for sale on my website, i decided to take excerpts fromrepparttar 100121 video and write an article once a week covering some part ofrepparttar 100122 window replacement project.This article is going to coverrepparttar 100123 difference between window frames used in new construction homes, andrepparttar 100124 window frames that are used to replace existing aluminum or wood windows.

When a new home is being built,the windows are nailed torepparttar 100125 wood studs that make uprepparttar 100126 house frame.In order to accomplish this, new construction windows have a fin around all four sides ofrepparttar 100127 frame that rests againstrepparttar 100128 outside ofrepparttar 100129 stud, and nails are driven intorepparttar 100130 studs throughrepparttar 100131 nailing fin. After that,flashing paper is applied to prevent water leaks, thenrepparttar 100132 exterior, material is applied. That material can be stucco, brick, siding, etc.Now, imagine 10 or 20 years later when you want to replace those

Buying home appliances the smart way

Written by Duane Lipham

When you add up allrepparttar money that you can spend on home appliances and fixtures it becomes obvious that you need to spend wisely and carefully to keep costs under control. These items tend to be some ofrepparttar 100111 larger ticket purchases aroundrepparttar 100112 home and lots of money can be wasted if buying isn't done properly.

One ofrepparttar 100113 most important suggestions for buying appliances and fixturesrepparttar 100114 smart way is to decide before you begin shopping exactly how much money you wish to spend, or what will fit in your budget. Surprisingly, this is often not done untilrepparttar 100115 customer is already inrepparttar 100116 store. Unfortunately,repparttar 100117 heart often takes over when looking overrepparttar 100118 latest high-tech gadgets and features onrepparttar 100119 item being considered and results inrepparttar 100120 purchase of a much more expensive item than is truly needed. So take some time to decide exactly what your spending limit is before you even begin to shop and then stick to your guns on that decision allrepparttar 100121 way throughrepparttar 100122 buying process.

It's also a good idea to research your buy before you start looking at actual products themselves. These days there are many consumer publications that help you make a wise choice on a broad range of consumer items, including home appliances and fixtures. They extensively testrepparttar 100123 major brands and give their unbiased opinions on a wide variety of features and issues related to each product. This is valuable information that can't be had almost anywhere else, so take good advantage of it. You can find most of these publications available for free at your local library. This kind of research will also help you decide in advance exactly which features are most important to you and which should be avoided as unnecessary expenses, in other words, invest your hard-earned money into essentials not features. Always opt for better quality over more features too.

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