building a personal greenhouse
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building a personal greenhouse

It has always been a dream of mine to have a greenhouse that I could use to grow my own produce during the winter. I love garden fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, cantaloupes and a variety of other produce and it made me sad when I had to quit gardening for the season. I decided that it was time for me to invest in having a greenhouse built in my backyard so that I could continue to grow throughout the entire year. Learn all about the selection of the glass and how it needs to be cared for right here on my blog.


building a personal greenhouse

Give Them The Protection They Deserve: How To Extend The Life Of Your New Windows

Lee Moerman

Now that you're going to have new windows installed on your home, you'll want them to last for years to come. While it is true that all glass will eventually need to be replaced, there are things you can do to prevent the need for premature replacement. Here are just a few of the steps you can take to extend the life of your new windows.

Install Total-Coverage Window Screens

If you're like most people, you probably have the standard-issue screens on your windows. Those are good, but they only protect one-half of your windows. For maximum protection, you need to install total-coverage window screens. This type of screen goes over the entire window, giving protection to the entire window. Your total-coverage window screens will help protect your windows from damage by giving the entire surface of the glass an extra layer of buffering. Not only that, but the total-coverage screens will also help keep your home cooler during the summer, which is an added benefit.

Keep Your Windows Clean All Year Long

If you want to extend the life of your new windows, you need to keep them clean. You might not think that cleaning your windows would help them last longer, but it will. Things like hard water deposits can build up on the glass and cause it to weaken over time. Not only that, but once your windows get too dirty, it will be more difficult to get them crystal-clear again. Once you can't see out of them properly, you'll want to get them replaced. You can avoid that by giving your windows a deep cleaning at least four times a year.

Create a Barrier Between the World and Your Windows

If you've got children, or there are a lot of children in the neighborhood, it's just a matter of time before a wayward ball comes crashing through your windows. When that happens, you'll need to go through the expense, and the frustration, of having the glass replaced. In a busy neighborhood filled with children, you could be replacing the glass in your windows quite often. You can prevent that by creating a barrier between the world and your windows. Installing lattice-work screens in the front of your windows and then planting a flowering vine in front of each screen will not only beautify your yard, they will also help stop wayward balls before they have a chance to break the glass.

If you're going to be having new windows installed in your home, use the tips provided here to give them the added protection they deserve. The tips provided here will extend the life of your windows. To learn more about window glass, contact a company such as Hoosier Glass.