A 0 Kolbe vinyl double-hung was impressive, but a top-rated 0 Simonton was even better. Prices varied by frame material; the top-scoring American Craftsman vinyl window, 0, is the least expensive casement. Look at the overall scores in our window Ratings, then zero in on test results that apply to where you live.
If your home is exposed to high winds and cold temperatures, look for windows that were excellent at low-temperature wind resistance.
Hem the edges neatly with double-sided iron-on fusible tape (in fabric and craft stores).
Wear it open or belted for the season's cinched look. Blast a hair dryer on tight areas, while flexing feet, until you feel some relief. (This works for natural leathers, not synthetics like vinyl.)Make a hip infinity scarf by cutting a favorite worn-out tee into six or eight strips.
Pull hard to stretch them until the sides curl in and the strips are about twice as long as before.
Rummaging in my wardrobe for a dress to wear to a party, I noticed the frightening number of rarely and even never-worn items with price tags still attached. I often bag up old clothes and take them to the charity shop.Upgrades can easily add 50 percent or more to the base cost of a window. Low-E coatings improve efficiency, but triple glazing probably isn’t necessary unless you live in an extremely cold climate. Cladding protects the exterior of a wood or composite window and is made of vinyl, aluminum, or fiberglass, eliminating painting. Sash is the moving part of the window; it can be tilted in for easy cleaning. Insulated glass Double-glazed windows have a sealed space between two panes of glass filled with air or another gas that insulates better than air.Double-hung window sashes that tilt in make cleaning easier, and full screens allow optimum airflow when the top window is lowered and bottom window raised. Argon gas is standard on many windows, but the energy savings won’t justify paying extra for it. Low-E coating is transparent and improves the efficiency of the glass by reflecting heat yet letting light in.In a pinch, brush a dry scrub sponge like Scotch-Brite's over pills in one direction to gently pull them off (never use a razor).Create a cute buttonless cardigan by cutting up the front from hem to collar.