How Do I Know I Need New Windows?

The first step in choosing windows is determining if you need them in the first place. Here are some good ways and simple tests to help you determine if new windows are right for you....

Match the Window Height to the Space

The vast majority of windows in American houses have their heads set to the standard door height of 6 feet 8 inches. With a standard wall height of 8 feet, that leaves a 16-inch gap between the top of...

Match the Window to the Room

Different areas of the house have different requirements for windows. Here are a few guidelines for thinking about windows on a room-by-room basis....

3 Rules for Choosing Windows

Don’t Be Bound by Tradition Most people think of their houses — and the windows that go in them — as representative of an iconic “type,” like Colonial or Queen Anne. But it’...

Planning Window Placement

Windows play a critical role in the three most important aspects of home design. The first is appearance. Next to the shape of a house (Colonial, ranch, Cape Cod), windows are the most significant fac...

About Window Films

The difference is that window films are generally a retrofit option, intended to fix a problem with excessive solar heat gain and/or solar glare from an existing window while window coatings are gener...

Window Film Installation

Many home owners who have decided to install window glass film in their home prefer to install them by DIY. While window films may be carried out on DIY basis, if you have a big pane of window glass,...

Window Coatings

With window coating, you may apply it on any glass window or door for decoration, add privacy or filter out solar radiation....