Posts made in December, 2020

Steps on Installing Your New Window

»Posted by on Dec 16, 2020 in Window Services | 0 comments

Installing a new window for your home can be a bit puzzling to do, however, in order to help you do it yourself, here are some steps to guide you through the process. 

  1. Trim and casing removal 

If you are replacing an old window, the first step in the journey of installing your new set of windows is to remove your window’s trim and your window’s jamb extension. Your window’s jamb extension is usually made of wood and is attached to the jamb of your window. To bring it down, grab a prybar to remove it with ease. 

2. Get rid of the old window 

After removing the jamb extension, get a screwdriver to unscrew your window. Take extra caution when it comes to handling your window so that you can avoid the possibility of breaking the glass in your window.  

3. Prepare the new opening for your new window 

After the removal of the jamb extension and the window itself, try to inspect if there are any needed repairs so that the window opening will be ready and prepared for the new window to be installed. Sometimes if it has been a while before you replaced your old window there can be problems with rot and leak thus if these problems happen, make sure to manage it right away so that installing the new window will be properly placed.  

4. Window stop replacement or inspection 

Wondering what a window stop is? A window stop is the wooden piece that you can see around the outer part of your window jamb. A window stop’s purpose is to make sure your window won’t slide out if you open your window. In simple explanation, it technically keeps your window in place. Check if the old window stop from your previous window is still viable, if it is, you can freely use it for your new window, however if you think it needs repair because it is damaged, then repair must take place first.  

5. Dry fit window 

Dry fitting your window is a procedure to make sure that you will avoid issues about fitment. Thus, through this procedure, you are sure that once you install your new window, it fits perfectly. 

6. Window installation 

In order to install your new window, you will need to put silicone in the edge of your window and after slide the window in place.  

7. Insulation 

Insulation is very important. The gaps in your windows needs to be insulated properly. Grab roll insulation pieces and put them in the gaps.  

8. Extension jams 

Just like how your old window has extension jam, your new window needs them too. Put in a trim molding you like too to add some finishing touches to your new window.  

There can be a lot of steps when it comes to installing a new window on your own, however if you do not have enough time to process all the steps on your own, you can always call the pros for help. New window installation is a service offered by Connect with them today and have your new windows installed in no time. 

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The Dangers of Trees for Your Kids and Pets

»Posted by on Dec 14, 2020 in Tree Service | 0 comments

Trees are amazing. This is certainly true. They grow for generations, look elegant, prevent erosion, and offer shade, just to name a few of their amazing advantages. However, homeowners need to be wary of the risks trees present to their kids and pets.  

Today, we’re going to share with you how trees can hurt your kids and pets. If you want to avoid them, all you’ve got to do is to open your favorite search engine and type in “tree service near me”. 

Toxic Trees 

Almost all species of trees do not present a direct threat to children and pets. Unfortunately, if you own a horse, they can be poisoned by yew trees, maple trees, and black walnut trees.  

However, you should keep your children from eating any bark or leaves from trees just to be safe. Leaves and bark might contain fungus, bacteria, or other possible hazards.  

Pests and Insects 

Old tree stumps and living trees can be host to spiders, ants, bees, and other pests. Kids, dogs, and cats can all be hurt by insect bites and stings. On several occasions, a bite or sting can result in life-threatening allergic reactions. At the very least, wasp stings and ant bites can be extremely painful.  

Have the tree removed for the safety of your whole family if you’ve got a dead one on your property. Keep a close eye on living trees for indications of pest infestations such as: 

  • Unusual growths 
  • Damage to bark or leaves by insects 
  • Visible wasp nests 

Keep in mind that insect infestations can affect the tree’s health as well. 

Broken Branches and other Debris 

Severe weather can damage a tree. This results in falling branches. On serious occasions, it can lead to the total collapse of the tree. Both are extremely dangerous situations that can affect both children and pets. You shouldn’t allow your dogs, cats, or children to play outside under trees. This is particularly true after: 

  • Heat waves 

Hot weather can create brittle branches. These branches have higher possibilities of snapping off. Also, long periods of dry and hot weather can affect the overall health and stability of the tree. 

  • Rainy Weather 

Oversaturated soil can cause healthy trees to topple over since the root system isn’t stable anymore. 

  • Strong Winds 

Strong winds can snap off tree branches. It can also leave the branches dangerously dangling and ready to fall on any occasion. 

  • Snowstorms 

Snow and ice can weaken and weigh down branches. 

Falling and Climbing 

A lot of kids are adventurous. That’s why they will climb a tree if they can. However, you need to be wary and mindful of the risk presented by falls from trees. 

A lot of individuals are killed by falls from trees every year. Though most of these deaths are from job accidents, a lot of children fall victim too. A lot of kids suffer bruises, bumps, and other severe injuries such as concussions and broken bones. 

Discouraging kids from climbing is the ideal thing you can do. Aside from being risky for kids, it can also damage the branches of the tree

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