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Monday, November 13, 2017

How To Decorate Your Home For Thanksgiving

In a pinch for some festive and cozy Thanksgiving decorations? Some of these beautiful DIY decor ideas will spruce up your home and make your space more welcoming, just in time for your guests arrival!

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  1. Multipurpose Pumpkin Bowls


Pumpkins are just suited for Halloween — they look great during Thanksgiving time as well! Instead of carving scary faces into them, cut off the top and create any type of design you want. It will make a great flower pot for your front porch!
  1. Fall Wreath


Burlap is one of fall’s most versatile supplies — and it adds that rustic feel we’re all striving for during this time. Wrap foam around a wreath with burlap ribbon, secure with glue, and attach on added embellishments like flowers, berries and more burlap.
  1. Door Greeting


Greet your guests a different way this year. Add a chalkboard to your front door and add leaves and branches around it for a seasonal finish.
  1. Mums Windowbox


November’s flower of the month are mums and they just so happen to also be a wonderful option for planters and window boxes. They come in many different sizes and colors to match any exterior decor.

How are you decking out your home for the holiday season? Tell us in the comments below! And Don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for more tips!

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Friday, October 27, 2017

How To Prevent Break-Ins From Monsters

October is filled with horror movies, haunted houses and hayrides, and terrifying costumes. Most of this is a fun way to celebrate the upcoming spooky holiday — Halloween. One not-so-fun scary thing that can happen during Halloween time, or at any time during the year, is a home break-in. Keep these monsters at bay with the tips in this infographic from ADT.



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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Horror Movie Homes In Real Life

Whether you love ‘em or loathe ‘em, you can’t get away from horror films during Halloween time. While the gore and suspense is a main attraction to the genre, have you ever looked at the spooky homes behind the supernatural events?

Some of the homes behind the most popular horror films, such as Insidious, Poltergeist, and The Amityville Horror have a shocking price — and one of them is even located in Connecticut!

How Much Would These Horror Movie Homes Cost In Real Life?


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Thursday, October 5, 2017

How To Hang Halloween Decorations

Are you getting your home ready to haunt trick-or-treaters on the 31st? If you need help, we have a few ways to ensure your spooky decorations stay up throughout the scary season. Trust us, those witches, ghosts, and bats aren’t flying anywhere this year.

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  1. Use Zip Ties

If you’re going to hang a lot of bright orange lights, invest in a package of zip ties. They come in a variety of sizes and colors that help them look more discrete. Plus, they’re cheap!

  1. All-Purpose Light Clips

Want to hang decorations on your gutters or siding? Buy all-purpose light clips — you can buy a 100 pack for about $10.

  1. Duct Tape The Cords Down

Sometimes, it's unavoidable to keep extension cords away from where the trick-or-treaters will be. If that’s the case with your decorations, use duct tape to secure the cords to the surface. This helps reduce the chance of someone tripping.

  1. Use A Timer

No one wants to wake up in the middle of the night to go turn off the lights and decorations. Save yourself the trip and put on an outside timer.

  1. Leverage Your Outlets

Don’t plug all of your lights into one single outlet. If you have more than three strings of lights together, it’s time to use another outlet.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

4 Common Window Problems (And How To Fix Them)

You can’t hire someone to fix every little repair your home experiences. Luckily, when it comes to your windows, there are plenty of DIY guides to help you out.


Stuck Wooden Windows

Wooden windows can swell in wet weather. If this happens to you, try rubbing candle wax along the edge to free it. Damp weather can also make your windows rattle or fasteners difficult to close. Fix tissue by adjusting the positions a if you were installing from scratch.

Adjusting a Mortise-Plate

If the mortise-plate is poorly fitted, it can prevent the mortise-catch from closing the window securely. Remove the mortise-plate and refit it properly with a screwdriver.

Removing Vinyl Bead Trim

Only do this yourself if you have old double-glazed units. If your windows are still under guarantee, e suggest getting the manufacturer to repair them so you can reuse the trim without it going to waste.

Repairing a Rotten Sill

Ifa small area of a wooden sill is rotten, but the rest looks just fine, you can simply replace that one part of the sill. Cut back the sill and mark the position of the dip groove. Then, use a router to cut out the groove, screw a patch in place and voilĂ !

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Popular Door Designs For Homes

Nothing says “Welcome to our home” like a beautiful front door. And with the vast amount of options offered on the market today, it shouldn’t be hard to find one that best suits your style. Here are a few of the most inviting front door options to choose from:


Traditional

A door with anywhere from two to 12 raised panels will never go out of style. This classic design may feature glass inserts with colored panes, and come in wood, metal, and fiberglass. Custom options are also available!

Craftsman

This type of door can be seen on cottage-styled homes or even resorts in the mountains. craftsman-style doors are made from wood or fiberglass and often feature one window at the top. You’ll also typically find a craftsman door with stained glass, wood-outlined panes, and rectangular-shaped raised panels across the bottom.

Rustic

Rustic doors are often seen on cabins and homes that feature wood or stone exteriors. These doors are thick, and have raised panels, scored lines, and clear glass.

Arched

Arched doors may fit into the other popular door designs, but we still had to give them their own category! Their curved design gives them a distinctive look and appeal you can’t find with the other doors. More than likely, an arched door will be a special order made for your home or business.

With our extensive experience and expertise, Superior Windowland is an industry leader in windows, doors, spray foam insulation, and more. So whether you need a broken window repaired, or new siding for your home, you can count on us to get the job done right! Call us today at (203) 948-7770 for a FREE estimate.

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Monday, September 18, 2017

The ABC's Of Windows

What house would be complete without windows? They provide natural sunlight, fresh air, and views of the outdoors. It’s important for homeowners to know the different types of windows, materials, and building codes. And that starts here.

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The ABC's Of Windows:

Wainscoting - This describes the decorative paneling that lines the lower half of the interior wall.

Wall Insulation - Insulation is placed between the wall studs to slow down air moving between the inside and outside of a home.

Wall Sheathing - Sheets of plywood nailed to the outside face of the wall studs that serve as a base for exterior siding.

Water Repellent System - An exterior coating system that temporarily protects against water.

Waterproofing - Waterproofing prevents moisture, unlike a water repellent system.

Weather Stripping - This is when certain materials — like rubber, metal, wood, or plastic — are installed around the door and window openings to prevent air filtration.

Window Casting - The decorative strips surrounding and finishing the exterior and interior sides of the window or door opening.

Weep Holes - To allow water to drain, small holes are placed at the bottom of walls, windows, or along the edge of flat roofs or decks.

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How To Make Commercial Roof Repair Effortless

For many business owners, the last thing they want to spend their money on is building or roofing repairs. But it’s important to check in on your commercial roof and fix any issues as they appear.

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How To Make Commercial Roof Repair Effortless:

Prevention
A little goes a long way when it comes to your roof. If you want to prevent major issues and the huge repair bills that follow suit, follow these precautions:
  • After storms hit, hire a professional to clear the debris off your roof, and check the drains to free them of any clogs.
  • Schedule an annual or semiannual inspection.
  • Limit the foot traffic on your roof.

Communication
The more you communicate with your contractor, the better. At a minimum, there are two things you should discuss before the job:
  • How much foot traffic or weather issues your roof has experience since the last visit.
  • Problem areas you are worried about.

Documentation
Keep record of all the work done on your roofs. This should include photographs, warranty information, and independent evaluations.
  • What was repaired?
  • Where was the work done?
  • Which company handled the repair?
  • How well was the repair performed?
  • How was the company’s communication with you?

If it's time to replace or repair your roof, turn to Superior Windowland. We offer many different material options including asphalt shingles, wooden shingles or shakes, tile, slate, metal, and copper. Our experts will help you choose the best options for your home to keep the need for repairs and maintenance to a minimum.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The Best Lighting For Computer Work

Did you know that 50 to 90 percent of all computer users experience eye strain? Well what if we told you there are plenty of ways to properly light your workspace, and one of the sources is free!


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 1. Tweak your overhead fixtures.
Glare-free, overhead lighting offers the best lighting when working on your computer. Tone down the intense, existing light by replacing some of the fixtures with low-wattage level bulbs.

 2. Fix your task lighting.
Choose a low-glare, adjustable desk lamp that allows you to easily alter the illumination. Place the light next to your computer, facing your desk and not your screen.

 3. Adjust your computer screen.
Another way to help help reduce possible eye strain or fatigue is to adjust your computer screen's brightness display setting. Fix the brightness to be equal to the illumination in your office.

 4. Harness the sunshine.
What if we told you there was an option on the market that doesn’t cost a thing? Natural sunlight won’t affect your pocket, and it’s a natural mood booster as well (win-win!). You can soften the glare and the direction of the outdoor light with your shades, blinds, or drapes.

If you want to grab some of that natural sunlight for your home office, contact Superior Windowland today!  Whether you need a broken window repaired, or new siding for your home, you can count on us to get the job done right! Our expert staff members are factory-trained not only on each of our products, but also on the proper way to install them. Call us  at (203) 948-7770 for a FREE estimate or visit our website today!

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3 Ways To Add Flowers And Boost Curb Appeal

When you drive down your block, what’s the first thing you notice? The front door, the garage, the landscaping? If this motivates you to add something special to your front door, you’re in luck. One of the best ways to spruce up your curb appeal is to add flowers, and we have three ideas that you can choose from!

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Window Flower Boxes

If you love flowers and want to add a pop of color to your home’s exterior — place a window box below any of your windows. The work well in the front or back of your home — just make sure you can easily reach them to water the plants.

Flower Pots and Baskets

If you don’t want a window flower box, you can plant the same flowers in outdoor pots instead. This way, you will also have the advantage of using different color and textured pots instead of sticking to neural ones — maybe even hang some flower baskets!

Trellises and Arbors

The most common plants around a house are trees and low shrubs. But have you ever thought of adding a trellises? They are easier to maintain, and are a great addition because they come in all different colors, shapes, and sizes.

If you want to add even more life to your windows, check out our last article to find out which window treatment is right for your home!

With our extensive experience and expertise, Superior Windowland is an industry leader in windows, doors, spray foam insulation, and more. So whether you need a broken window repaired, or new siding for your home, you can count on us to get the job done right! Call us today at (203) 948-7770 for a FREE estimate.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Window Treatments: Are You More Decorative or Formal?

Recently added new windows to your home? Next step is adding window treatments to help tie your space together. But do you go with decorative window treatments or formal? Use this guide to help you decide.

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Decorative Window Treatments
Add a layer of design through patterns, colors, and textures.
• Highlights a particular feature of a room, like a bay window or window seat.
• Ties all of the elements in a room together by reinforcing a style, supporting the color scheme, and matching the design.

Formal Window Treatments
• Serve a purpose beyond their aesthetic value.
• Can easily block the sun if need be.
• Provides privacy at night so no one can peek through your windows at ground-level.

Factors to Consider
Budget - Find out what you’re realistically willing to spend, both decorative and formal window treatments can add up!
• Placement - Where will your treatments go? Will it be beneficial to place them there for years to come?
• Function - What is the purpose of your treatments?
• Lifestyle - Do you live alone, with children, pets, or both? Depending on your living situation, you may want to avoid floor-length styles or treatments with long cords dangling.

With our extensive experience and expertise, Superior Windowland is an industry leader in windows, doors, spray foam insulation, and more. So whether you need a broken window repaired, or new siding for your home, you can count on us to get the job done right! Call us today at (203) 948-7770 for a FREE estimate.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

How To Take Care Of Your Roof So It Never Lets You Down

Your roof deserves your attention. It helps keep you safe by protecting you and your family from the elements. But it can’t do it alone, it needs your help and guidance.


Periodically check for any alarming signs.
If you continuously check on your roof, you won’t be caught off guard with timely and costly repairs. Check your attic for water drips or stains. Head outside and look around your property, keeping an eye out for shingle pieces on the ground, or damaged or broken shingles on your roof.

Schedule an inspection.
We live in an area with many climate extremes, which can take a toll on your roof. Do your research beforehand and choose a licensed, trusted roofing professional — added plus if they offer free inspections as well.

Keep your gutters in good repair.
You can also safeguard your home and roofing system by making sure your gutters aren’t clogged or in poor condition. Gutters main function is to lead water away from your home, but sometimes water can freeze (ice dams) or clog along your roof edge, which can lead to water damage to your roofing and siding.

Trim your trees.
If you have any tall trees hanging over your roof, don’t fix it yourself, call a professional instead. There’s less of a risk of personal and property damage when an expert does this job! They will clear out any pine needles, leaves, branches, or other debris that can ruin your shingles or gutter system.

If it's time to replace your roof, turn to Superior Windowland. We offer many different material options including asphalt shingles, wooden shingles or shakes, tile, slate, metal, and copper. Our experts will help you choose the best options for your home to keep the need for repairs and maintenance to a minimum.

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Friday, July 28, 2017

What's The Best Color For Your Front Door?

We’ve discussed how to create good feng shui in the main entrance of your home. But how can you emanate good energy before someone even walks through the door? First, figure out the direction your front door is facing, then read on to find the best color option for your home!

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North-Facing Front Door
North is associated with the water element, which means black, blue, white, and grey. Wood, Earth, and fire are all weakening/destructive for the water element, so avoid using any of their colors (i.e. green, red, purple, yellow, and pink).

South-Facing Front Door
South is the only direction with the fire element in feng shui, so the best color for this direction is red. You can also try yellow, orange, or even purple, but try to stay away from any earthy colors (like blue, black, or brown).

East-Facing Front Door
If your front door is facing east, your best choices are the wood element colors (green and brown). However, if those colors don’t match the exterior of your home, you can also play around with blue, black, and very light yellows.

West-Facing Front Door
The best colors for a west-facing front door are white, grey, and light yellow — representing the metal element. Colors to avoid include blue, black, red, purple, pink, and orange.

A strong feng shui color will help you attract great energy for your entire home. But first, you have to find and install the perfect door — and that’s where Superior Windowland comes in! Allow us to take years of experience — both in the installation and sales of all types of doors — to enhance not only the beauty, but also the efficiency of your home. Call us today at (203) 948-7770 for a FREE estimate.

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