Last updated 3 days ago
Nobody likes looking out a dirty window. Fortunately, you don’t have to. You could pay to have your windows professionally cleaned and detailed, or you can save money and do it yourself. Cleaning your windows is about using the right tools and the right techniques. To learn more about the tools and techniques that will help you clean your windows like a professional, check out this short video clip.
If your old windows are beyond cleaning, contact Window World of Orlando. As one of the leading replacement window companies in Central Florida, we can provide you with high-quality vinyl windows for your home. Visit our website to learn more about our replacement windows, or call us at (321) 282-6200 to request an estimate.
Last updated 9 days ago
Sliding patio doors make it easy to enjoy your outdoor living space. Unfortunately, they may also make it easy for intruders to gain access to your home. Simply because of the way patio doors are designed, they are not as strong or secure as heavy wood entry doors. There are ways that you can boost the safety of your patio door to protect your family and your belongings. Here are a few tips for securing your patio door against unwanted intrusions.
Install a Slide-Locking Bar
Hardware stores sell heavy-duty slide-locking bars, but something as simple as a thick wood dowel or metal bar cut to fit the bottom track of your door will work just as well. A slide-locking bar will keep your patio door from being opened, even if the latching lock is damaged or removed. Of course, if your latching lock is missing or damaged, replace it as soon as possible.
Maintain Tracks and Rollers
As with your vehicle, the key to good sliding door performance is routine maintenance. Most sliding patio doors move back and forth on plastic rollers. If these rollers become damaged, the door may be easily lifted from its track. Replace damaged rollers soon to avoid this problem. Dirt and debris in the track can also cause the track roller to degrade, so clean it out with a broom or small brush.
Wire an Alarm System
If you have an in-home alarm system, make sure it’s wired to a contact on your sliding door. If you are not comfortable working with electrical equipment, contact your alarm company to have a technician install the equipment needed. Your alarm technician may also be able to install glass-break sensors on your door in case a thief tries to smash the glass instead of opening the patio door.
Although we’ve made a name for ourselves as one of the leading replacement window companies in Orlando, Window World also provides some of the highest quality patio doors in the area. All of our patio doors feature sturdy aluminum frames and a four-point tension system, keeping the top and bottom screens securely in place. For more information, call Window World of Orlando at (321) 282-6200.
Last updated 19 days ago
Windows may be a small part of your home, but they can have a huge impact on its efficiency, value, and beauty. Replacing old or broken windows is a great first step to improving upon these areas, but how you dress them up is just as important. Window treatments come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and materials, and all of them will add something to your home. If you are considering buying replacement windows for your home, make sure you take the time to find the perfect window treatments.
Window Treatment StylesWindow treatments come in many different shapes and sizes, and in about as many different colors and finishes as you can imagine. Semi-sheer window treatments don’t offer much privacy, but they do provide a good amount of natural light in common spaces such as the family room or living room. Roller shades and blackout curtains offer maximum privacy, but do not let in much if any natural light during the day when closed.
Functionality vs. Beauty
To find the ideal window treatments for your home, look for options that strike the perfect balance of functionality and charm. For example, shutters will block out all sunlight while closed but can be opened past the window to allow natural light and expansive views of the outdoors. Determine which features are important to your family to find the perfect window treatments for your home.
When shopping for window treatments, consider the existing design of your home. You can mix and match window treatments to complement your existing décor, or you can design an entire room around a beautiful curtain or luxurious shutters. The most important thing is that you love your window treatments!
Before you shop for window treatments, determine which windows need to be replaced. Window World of Orlando offers a large variety of energy-efficient vinyl replacement windows that will increase your home’s comfort and energy-efficiency. For additional information about our replacement windows and installation services, visit our website or call us at (321) 282-6200.