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Use uPVC Doors and Handles to Increase Your Safety

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Of Late uPVC has managed to dominate the market because of its easy maintenance yet stronger and durable structures. If you are planning to change your window door handles, here are some reasons to go for uPVC door knobs.

1. Durable

Commonly Asked Questions About Replacing UPVC Door Handles

Monday, May 30, 2016

It is understandable that many of us reside in humid places where the uPVC door handles tend to catch the corrosion.  Though the atmospheric conditions cannot be controlled, the regular maintenance and polishing can easily prevent the corrosive situations.

Don't be an Old School: Bid Adieu Window Condensation

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

This is the same case every winter. Even though I used to enjoy the occasional message my young son and daughter used to leave on the window interiors, by inscribing on it with their little fingers. But when I visited their home and tried to repeat the gesture, I was flabbergasted to find crystal clear window pane despite it was snowing outside. Looking back at the condensation at my place made me realise that there was something wrong with my windows.

You can very well imagine my horror when I studied and realized that if unchecked, this phenomenon can have numerous disadvantages. I'm not sure whether you know it or not, but there are several reasons for window condensation. It can be either due to the single pane windows or due to the lack of proper air ventilation across the surface of windows. The side-effects of this excessive moisture on the window pane lead to mildew and mold problems to the surrounding walls. However, if you just follow these simple home remedies, you can get rid of this situation for good.

Remedies to counter Condensation

Unlike the prevailing myth, condensation has nothing to do with poorly manufactured windows. Rather, it is a positive sign that your house is well constructed and properly sealed without any gaps between the walls of your house and the doors and windows.
1 - If you reduce the temperature of your thermostat, then the water vapour will not condensate on your mirrors and windows.
2 - To avoid condensation on your windows, you need to allow movement of warm air to window interiors. For that, you need to open the blind and drapes on them during the day.
3 - While you shower or heating water, switch on the exhaust fans in your bathroom and kitchen respectively. This way all the excess moisture in the air will be ventilated easily.
4 - If the sun shines during the day, then don't hesitate in opening a couple of windows to allow the entry of warm air.

5 - If you are from or near Ireland, then you should get a dehumidifier for your place. The moment hygrometer reading exceeds 40%, switch on the dehumidifier that can be installed to your existing HVAC system easily.
6 - When not using the room, you can switch on the ceiling fan for a while to aid in air circulation.

Hope these tips were helpful to you. For more such details or to know about any window or door accessories feel free to get in touch with us.

A-Z on Glazing tools: WindoorHC guide

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Working with an acrylic glass cutter, may feel like a tortoise race but hey remember the school time story. In which a tortoise race with a hare, the tortoise wins because of his steady efforts.  Similarly, you need to be patient when working with an acrylic glass cutter as you won't be a ...

Importance of right Adhesive, Sealant and Fillers: WindoorHc Guide

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

These minor hardware equipment, if used properly can not only save tons of money but also avoid an extra trip to your nearby convenient store to get a replacement of the broken appliance. To make things simple let's study them individually so that you get a comprehensive idea on when and how to use them to reap maximum benefits.

Adhesive

An adhesive is a substance which is used to bind together substances and make their separation difficult. It is a transparent liquid substance of high density and low viscosity. It is generally applied to the facing surface of the material that you wish to join together. It's uses are similar to that of glue and paste. However, it is far more resistant to separation that either of them and hence, it is generally preferred by professional when they wish to join two surfaces together.

 The right way of using an Adhesive is by applying and spreading it evenly on the surfaces of the material, that you wish to paste together. However, you must take some precautions when you are working with an adhesive. Like, you should never touch the liquid with your bare skin. Always wear gloves when applying the adhesive on any surface. If the surface is large, then spread the liquid using a small piece of wood or an unused cloth.

Sealant

The work of sealant is very much similar to that of an adhesive. However, instead of combining two material or two pieces of same material together and joining them to form one, the sealant is used to avoid the flow of liquid from joints or damaged hardware. You must have seen a leaking pipe or any plastic product with a crack. A Sealant is used to fix such equipment. It is also used at the time of installation of appliances as it resists the transmission of liquid, heat, dust and sound as well. It may not be an adhesive, but it still has some adhesive properties and once it gets settled it is very hard to remove or break open.

There is no such precaution while using a sealant. It is just that you should keep it away from the reach of children. And until it settles, avoid the flow of liquid through or over the sealant. It is also used for waterproofing of walls and roofs, as water or any other liquid does not stick to its surface nor does it mix with them once the sealant is dried.

Filler

Fillers are basically small particles that are added to materials to avoid the consumption of expensive binder or to improve the properties of binding materials. They are heavily used in the paper, rubber and paint industry. If used optimally with adhesive and sealants they not only enhance their ability but also help them to bind the materials more aggressively. Regarding the precaution one must adhere to, there are rarely any, apart from using the product optimally. Also, when mixing them with adhesive and sealants, make sure to mix the ingredients evenly and spread with care.

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