Entries by Emilio

Pros and Cons of Casement Windows

A casement window, or casement, is affixed to a frame at the side by one hinge or multiple hinges. They differ from awning windows, which have top hinges, and from hoppers, which have bottom hinges. This type of window can either be used by itself or as part of a pair within the same frame. […]

How do Energy Efficient Windows Work?

ENERGY = MONEY Almost every homeowner is concerned these days with energy efficiency. The reason for such concern has to do with saving money. Energy efficiency translates into savings on utility bills each and every month. Over the course of a year even small monthly savings can add up to a fair amount of money […]

Pros and Cons of Wood Windows

Homeowners today have more window choices than ever before and each manufacturer has convincing arguments that their particular type of window frame is the best. This article makes no attempt to sell the homeowner on a particular type of window; the only goal is to provide the homeowner with unbiased information regarding the pros and […]

Exterior Paint Protection

Sun, rain, snow, and ice. Everyone knows that these adverse weather conditions can cause damage to human skin. That’s why there are things available to protect against these things, such as sunscreen, umbrellas, winter coats, and gloves. What most people may not realize, however, is that they need to protect the outsides of their homes […]

Andersen Windows Benefits

Most people don’t often think about window replacement unless there is a major problem. The fact is, though, that are many good reasons for home window replacement, even without a major emergency necessitating the change. Andersen Windows with Stormwatch(R) are some of the best on the market today. Here are just a few of the […]

EPDM Roofing

WHAT IS EPDM? EPDM stands for Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer. It is a rubber membrane with a single ply that has been a major solution in the low-sloping commercial roof industry for over four decades. It is the most popular choice of architects, consultants and contractors in both new construction and replacement projects because of […]

10 Beautiful Roofing Shapes and Styles

When it comes to the construction of a house, there are many roofing shapes and styles from which to choose  –  so many, in fact, that many people may not have the time to research all of them. Here is a quick list of 10 of the most popular and functional roof styles. We can install […]

An Overview of Transom Window Styles and Designs

According to architectural practices, “transom” is a term that is given to any transverse horizontal structural bar or beam. It is also used to describe a crosspiece that separates a door from the window located above it. Transom windows, also known as transom lights or fanlights, are smaller-sized windows that are usually hinged and set […]

How to Install Transom Windows

Transom windows can be installed by themselves (as interior windows), or as decorations above doors and cased openings.  Standard carpentry tools such as nails and hammers are needed, as well as a few simple components to frame the transom. In addition to the cased opening components, it is necessary to have adequate material for the […]