Cracking some windows in winter may seem like the last thing you’d want to do, but doing so from time to time can actually be good for your health! Good ventilation is key to a healthy living environment, but in winter most people tend to leave everything closed up and crank up the heat.
Many home owners want to do everything possible to improve the aesthetic appeal of their properties, and one of the most popular ways to do this is to replace standard flat windows with bow or bay windows. While this is a feasible task in more than 90% of cases, it’s imperative that you take the points below into consideration before forging ahead with your project:
Spontaneous glass breakage occurs when tempered panes of glass shatter, crack or break for no apparent reason. While the amount of these panes that have fallen from high rise buildings after breaking has been minimal, it has prompted building industry professionals and other experts to consider what can be done to ensure the protection of pedestrians. But why does this spontaneous breakage occur, and what can be done to prevent it?
Basement renovation is one of the most common ways to create extra space out of your existing layout. In fact, 13% homeowners in Canada opted for a basement conversion in 2014, according to a report from Statista.
Cracks in a window could be highly frustrating, especially if it is a new installation. The only thing you can do now is to ensure it does not happen again. After all, applying for a mortgage or a line of credit is an expense that’s best to avoid. Today, we look at four reasons why a window can crack.