Do you have white replacement windows? An old house that has replacement windows is considered a damaged house to those of us in the historic preservation field. Maybe the evil previous homeowner committed this crime and you are left to deal with it. Don’t worry though, there are options to save the curb appeal of [...]
Almost 99 percent of window shutters on homes are wrong resulting in very bad curb appeal. See if your shutters are bad and learn what to do right to make your home look its best.
Aluminum storm windows are your best bet to not only save heat but protect your original windows from the elements. Protecting your window with a storm window also defers window maintenance. The secret to energy savings is to have storm windows with Low E glass. This is something that the older storm windows do not [...]
Wood Window Shutters Maintenance - Keeping your Shutters Out of the Landfill. If you have your original shutters, treat them as if they were gold. Just because they're rotted does NOT mean they cannot be repaired. Use a high quality exterior wood filler for rotted wood (not bondo). Keep them painted. If the louvers are [...]
Exterior window shutters are taken for granted as an easy to install, quick fix to improve curb appeal. Unfortunately, few people understand the complexity of window shutters or the correct way of hanging shutters. What one thinks is a simple mistake will destroy a home's curb appeal. Don't let this happen to you! With historic [...]