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Learning About Fire Prevention, Causes and Educating Kids

We all live our lives day to day thinking that nothing bad will happen. We never think that we will be the ones dealing with the cleanup of a house fire. Unfortunately, there are many, many families that suffer the impact of house fires each year. Last year, a close friend of mine was a victim of a house fire and since then, my life has been different. I have spent many hours researching fire prevention, causes, and teaching children about fire prevention and what to do in the case of a fire. It is my hope that my research can help those of you concerned about house fires make the necessary changes in your home and teach your kids what they need to know about fire.



Learning About Fire Prevention, Causes and Educating Kids

4 Guidelines to Avoid the Common Problems Caused by Poor DIY Window Installation

by Pedro Taylor

The first things homeowners think about when installing or replacing their windows are the beauty of the resulting structure and energy efficiency. However, choosing the right window type and correctly installing it can save you a lot of trouble. You should consult a professional about the installation process, window options, and installation of the ideal windows in your home. Consider these four other guidelines to help you avoid the issues that result from poor DIY window installation. 

Voided Warranty

Most windows come with a warranty from the manufacturer. However, you need to meet specific terms and conditions during the installation process to keep it intact for the required time. Also, the warranty only works when your windows get installed by a qualified and licensed window installation contractor. Sometimes, it becomes voided because of using the wrong professionals for the maintenance and repairs. Before sourcing and installing your windows, ensure you understand the warranty and its terms and conditions beforehand. 

Decreased Property Value

New windows should improve the overall value of your property. However, this only happens when the windows have superior quality insulation, are appealing, and can withstand external force without shattering. If you choose and install windows that do not meet the criteria, they will get damaged a few months after the initial installation. Additionally, presenting a house with an unsightly window to a prospective buyer automatically leads to them making a low offer on it. You can avoid this by letting a professional window installation contractor handle the process for you. 

Gaps Between the Seal and Frame

A properly installed window should form an airtight seal when you close it. If your window has gaps between the seal and frame or between the panes and metallic components, it will be letting in the draft and compromising energy efficiency in the home. You can prevent all these by asking an expert to install the windows. They will also apply the caulk that holds together all the components. 

Glass Discoloration 

Stains and yellowish discoloration are other indicators of window damage that you might have to resolve. It indicates that water seeps through the panes and gets on the inside surface, causing stains. You can solve this problem by removing the damaged panes and getting a professional to replace them.

Window installation mistakes are more common when the homeowner carries out the project than when the professionals do it. Call a residential window installation expert to install yours and give you the best value for your money.