When you decide to buy an older house and convert it to rental office space, you face exhilarating challenges. As a newcomer to the commercial real estate business, even the smallest decisions you make will have an impact on your bottom line. One important choice is to make the building energy efficient for long-term operational cost savings. A key component of your energy efficiency plan is the selection of windows to replace the old, drafty ones in the building.
- From checking your plumbing for clogs and leaks to ensuring your roof is sturdy enough to provide shelter, it is easy to see how maintaining your home can be overwhelming. Unfortunately, most homeowners do not place much emphasis on the humidity level inside their home. High humidity not only increases the risk of dangerous mold growth, but it can also lead to home damage, expensive repairs, and high energy costs.
- Great windows can make a home look and feel great. When choosing replacement windows, it's good to know what choices you have and how they can affect the appearance and energy efficiency of your home. The following offers several options for your new window replacements. Single, Double or Triple Pane? Just as the name implies, single pane windows consist of a single pane of glass. Single pane windows are the most affordable choice, but they're also an increasingly rare choice for good reason.
- When living in a crowded family home, it may seem like people are constantly coming in and out of the house. If you have sliding glass doors, then you probably hear that door open and shut multiple times on a daily basis. With this much traffic coming in and out of the home, you want to ensure that the sliding glass door operates as smoothly as possible. By hiring a glass door contractor, you can have four different repairs applied to your glass doors.
- If you've always dreamed of living in a unique and energy-efficient underground home, you may be ecstatic to finally be taking the plunge -- literally. However, building an underground home can pose some challenges that aren't present with more traditional homes, particularly when it comes to installing windows (often the only part of your home with above-ground views). What are the best window options for your underground home? Read on to learn more about the factors you'll want to consider before making your new window installation selection.