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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Install Shutters On Home

Durability

Quality shutters are a fixture, which can stay with a property for decades. Whether they are made of wood, vinyl, or metal, they will last for a long time. Furthermore, while blinds and curtains will fade over time, these window covers will hold up to sunlight for a greater period of time. If they do eventually fade, you can simply repaint them, rather than replace the whole set.

Protection

Just as these window covers hold up well against the sun, they also can help protect your house from inclement weather. Their installation can make any storm preparation much simpler. Simply close and secure the covers and your windows are protected from wind, hail, and even flying branches. If you live in an area that experiences major storms such as hurricanes and tornadoes, you can purchase sets that are specially designed to deal with winds over 100 mph. Many insurance companies will give discounted homeowner insurance if protective covers are installed on a property. Along with the weather, they can also provide protection against home break-ins as they create one more layer of security to the property.

Efficiency

When shutters are closed, they can help keep a house properly heated. The wood, metal, or vinyl of the covers acts as a much better insulating material than the cloth of curtains. This means your house will be more comfortable in any type of weather, and your utility bill will be lowered.

Privacy

Window covers give the occupants of the home privacy from anyone walking down the street. Slatted types are especially useful, as they can allow sunlight and air into a room, while still providing privacy.

Information of Sliding Glass Door Won’t Slide

The first step is to examine how your sliding glass door is fixed to the track. The majority of sliding glass doors have a strip that runs along the top of the frame that holds the doors in vertical alignment, positioning the wheels to fit neatly over the sliding track. To begin, let’s use a simple screwdriver to remove that strip at the top. Once the strip is removed, slowly tilt the door out of the frame, then remove it out of the frame all-together. Turn the door on its side and examine the wheels at the bottom of the door. Remember, some sliding glass doors can be upwards of 90 pounds, so either acquire some help or be very confident in your physical ability.

Once the door is on its side, you can closely examine the wheels and the track. Most commonly, you will find the wheels are full of soot and debris, and the track is also likely very dirty. To clean the wheels, use compressed air and needle tip pliers. Be careful to pull every last hair out of the wheel bearings. It is wise to be diligent in this step, so you don’t have to make a habit of this process. Once the wheels are completely clean, spray a little bit of penetrating oil into the wheel bearings, spinning the wheel as you apply the oil. (The best choice for the oil is DuPont’s Teflon non-stick dry film lubricant.) It is equally important to clean the track that the wheels rest on. Use damp paper towels to remove the grit and dirt, and then spray the penetrating oil along the track so it is well-applied. Use a clean paper towel to ensure it is evenly applied.

While you’re at it, clean up all the “mating-edges” of the door. This is where the sliding door meets with any other surface of the door frame. A general rule of thumb is to simply wipe down anything that looks dirty. Remember, even if the dirt is not necessarily in the track itself, it can eventually fall to the track causing your door to require another wipe down. If you notice any mating edges that feel sticky, take a paper towel and spray some oil into it, then wipe the oil onto the sticky surfaces.

After you’ve done all this, reinstall the door. You should notice right away that the door is much easier to slide, and should require significantly less effort. If for any reason the door is still difficult to roll, it is likely one of the following reasons: either your wheels are completely burned out, or your sliding glass door is sitting too high on the track, and is thus hitting the top plate of the door frame. If your wheels are burned out, unfortunately you’ll have to call the manufacture of your sliding glass door and request new wheels. If, on the other hand, your door is hitting the top plate of your door frame, you can adjust this by finding the screw holes at the very bottom of you sliding glass door. On most sliding glass doors, there are two screws which can be turned with either a flathead screwdriver or an alan wrench. Turn to the right to raise the door, or turn to the left to lower the door.

Installing Colorbond Roofing

The installation of colorbond roofing is not a mission impossible, but if you don’t have the skill, you may not want to do it yourself. Just make sure that the roof is installed based on an acceptable standard. This is to make sure that the roof is installed the right way and that it won’t pose a risk or danger in the extreme weather. Therefore, if you have not done this type of job before, we suggest that you look for a professional.

1. First of all, you need to install the fascias and guttering.

2. Before the roofing, you should install sarking, which is a reflective foil.

3. Another alternative to sarking is the insulated “blanket”.

4. Actually, the colorbond sheets are lightweight. So, you can take them to the roof without anyone’s help, but they are a bit cumbersome. Therefore, it’s a good idea to get a helping hand.

5. When placing the sheets, make sure you mark them with a chalk line. Also, the sheets should be cut properly.

6. Also, the gutters should be aligned with the sheets.

7. Once the installation is complete, you may want to clean it thoroughly. Small metal fragments may corrode the roof. So, make sure you remove them on a regular basis.

Getting Tinted Windows

There are many different benefits of having window tinting.

• They protect the upholstery and interior of your car
• Protect your eyes from the glare of the sun
• They block sixty-five percent of the heat from the sun
• They block ninety-nine point nine of the damaging UV rays
• They help to protect your skin from sun damage
• If your windows get broken, the window film helps to hold the shattered glass in one place so it does not cut you.

Before taking your car in for window tinting you need to see what is legal for your locality because every state has separate laws regarding tinted windows. Most of the professional companies who tint widows know what the law is and will give you a certificate of compliance in case you are pulled over. Many offer warranties and will fix your windows if anything goes wrong. If you are out of compliance, fines can cost from fifty to five hundred dollars.

Some states will allow the tinting on every window if you have side mirrors and some will not let you tint the two front windows and windshield. How dark the tint will be is also legislated and is measured by visible light transmission (VLT%). This is defined as the percentage of visible light that will come through the tint. Some states will make an exception for various medical conditions that require a person have heavy protection from the sun.

If you want window tinting for your recreational vehicles, cars, and boats that have sensitive navigational equipment you should use a non-metallic film because if you use metallic films it could cause interference. States also reduce significantly the level of reflection is allowed in the reflective films or they may outlaw them totally.