How to Repair or Replace Your Doors

The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Egress Windows

Egress windows are specially designed windows that are designed to offer an escape route in the event of an emergency, or to allow emergency personnel an entrance to your home. For this reason, egress windows tend to be much larger than most windows, and at least one is required to be in each bedroom. Egress windows provide a unique set of benefits and drawbacks to your home. Understanding what egress windows have to offer can help you decide whether or not you should add more egress windows to your home. Advantages of Egress Windows Safety: Adding additional egress windows to your home greatly increases the safety of you and your family. Every additional egress window is another potential escape route or entry point for first responders in the event of an actual emergency, and in the case of a fire or similar event, can save lives. Light: Since egress windows have to be large, in order to provide an opening that a person can fit through, they also let in a lot of light, which can be a huge aesthetic benefit in poorly lit rooms. According to ci.lakeville.mn.us, egress windows have to be at least 5 square feet on the ground floor, and 5.7 square feet in the basement, which will let in more than enough light to brighten even the darkest room in your home. However, you should check your local code to see if there is any variation in your area of residence. Home Value: The safety that egress windows add to your home, bolstered by the increase amount of light that they allow into your home,... read more

Fire Door Questions And Answers

Fires have the potential to reduce your home to smoldering ashes is a shockingly short amount of time. In addition to the loss of your possessions, a fire can also pose major health risks, and due to this threat, it should be no surprise that modern construction is highly concerned with fire control and mitigation. In particular, fire doors have become a common addition to many buildings, but if you are not familiar with these doors, learning a couple of questions and answers may help you better appreciate the protection offered by these doors.  Will Fire Doors Stop The Spread Of A Fire? A common misconception about fire doors is that they will completely contain a fire. Unfortunately, this is an impossible task without extinguishing the fire because it is impossible build a home using only fireproof materials. As a result, these doors are not designed to completely stop a fire, but rather, they are intended to slow the fire down as much as possible.  By slowing the growth of the fire, you can help minimize damage to your home and give firefighters a chance to extinguish it before it breaks out of containment. The ability of the door to slow the spread of the fire will be determined by the materials used to make it, but manufacturers are required to clearly label the door with the estimated amount of time that it can withstand the intense heat of a fire.  What About The Cost Of The Door And Installation? Sadly, some people may avoid installing these safety doors because they are under the impression that these doors are... read more

About Me

The doors in your house take quite a beating each day. From temperamental teenagers slamming the doors behind them in a fit of rage to toddlers whacking the doors with their toy dinosaurs trying to gain access to the princess hidden in the castle inside. Are your doors in need of a few repairs, or are you looking to replace the doors with new ones? Either way, you will receive some helpful advice about how to proceed by visiting my site. Having raised 5 kids of my own, I have learned a lot about making household repairs on things like the doors and have put together a resource list to help others looking to make some repairs of their own.