Posts by Ellen Rogers


Smart Home Technology Takes Off

By Ellen Rogers

These days, it’s not just our phones that are “smart.” From cars to appliances to the entire household, it seems like everything is getting smarter—and that includes windows and doors. More than 75 percent of contractors regularly receive requests for smart home installations or service. And with demand expected to increase, you’ll likely find that […]

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Will Robots Install the Windows in Your Next House?

By Ellen Rogers

Fifty years ago, the idea of a robotic housekeeper like in the cartoon series The Jetsons may have seemed like a far-off, unimaginable concept. But things have changed. While we may not yet have a full-body robot named Rosie to help clean the house, we do have a number of options when it comes to […]

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How Hurricane Season Affects Homeowners

By Ellen Rogers

November is usually a quiet month for hurricanes, but the last day of the season isn’t over until November 30. Given 2017 was atypical, many parts of Texas and Florida are still struggling to recover post-hurricanes Harvey and Irma; damage estimates from those combined storms could be between $150 billion and $200 billion. But whatever […]

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Window Pane Options: Single, Double or Triple

By Ellen Rogers

Selecting and buying new windows for your home isn’t as easy as it may seem. There are hundreds of options to consider, from the glass to the frame to the style and finish. It’s important to choose windows that will not only be right for your home’s aesthetic, but also the climate where you live. […]

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Door Glass Options: Which Ones are Right for Your Home

By Ellen Rogers

When it comes to the front door, homeowners have hundreds of options to create a unique aesthetic and build eye-catching curb appeal. One option is to select an entry door that includes glass—and the list of those options is equally impressive. Glass options include textured and decorative selections in a wide range of sizes, configurations […]

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How to Choose the Best Patio Door

By Ellen Rogers

From sliding doors to French doors, there are hundreds of options when it comes to selecting a new patio door. Fortunately, having so many choices means you have the ability to find just the right door to match not only your home’s unique aesthetic, but also your budget. First, however, you have to determine which […]

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Replacing Your Entry Door: Which Material Should You Choose?

By Ellen Rogers

For many consumers, it’s tough to beat the beauty and character that a real wooden front door can bring to a home’s curb appeal. Some of the most common species used include mahogany, oak, walnut or cherry, all of which can be painted or stained a variety of colors and finishes. But there are other […]

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Deadly Summer Heat can Take A Child’s Life if Unattended in A Vehicle

By Ellen Rogers

Summer is almost here and while this brings time spent enjoying outdoor activities, it also means increasingly high temperatures. As the days get hotter, it’s important to be aware of the dangers that can result from hot vehicles—particularly to children. According to KidsAndCars.org vehicular heat stroke is largely misunderstood by the general public. The majority […]

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One- vs. Two-Person Installation

By Ellen Rogers

How many workers does it take to install a new windshield? It’s a question that most auto glass technicians must consider. It also brings up some points that you may want to question windshield replacement shops on before committing to replacement. Which is better: the labor-intensive, two-man installation or technology-driven machinery? The pros and cons of […]

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Step By Step Instructions on How to Install Your Magnetic Glass Markerboard

By Ellen Rogers

Opportunities to add new products and services are all around—you just have to know where to look. And for small fabricators one area that offers a lot of potential is in magnetic glass markerboards. By offering these products, your company can help businesses in your area add a unique aesthetic to their office interiors, while […]

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