Solving the Mystery of Condensation

Mar 10th, 2015

Condensation on glass is not the kind of mystery Scotland Yard would ask Sherlock Holmes to solve. The door and window professional should be able to evaluate conditions and help the property owner understand the cause of water condensation on windows. Water inside a home can do a lot of harm. It can damage paint, […]

A “Surelock Homes” Mystery: The Case of the Watery Windows

Mar 5th, 2015

The royal glazier was held captive in the tower of London awaiting his execution. Windows he replaced were making water in the grand ballroom of Buckingham Palace, and the tapestry drapes had been stained by the water on the glass. By royal decree, the window installer’s head would roll at the break of dawn. The […]

While I was Sleeping

Jan 6th, 2015

During a cold January in 2002, I discovered how the Internet could be used to brand, market, generate leads and convert sales for my family’s remodeling business. The “World Wide Web” was only 10 years old, our website was newly born and I just recently started sending and receiving email for business. I was sitting […]

That’s Not How Any of This Works!

Nov 18th, 2014

Have you seen the car insurance commercial? Three elderly ladies are in Beatrice’s living room and Beatrice is so happy she doesn’t have to mail her vacation photos anymore, she just posts them to her living room wall. It’s so quick! When her visitor points out that’s not how it works, Beatrice unfriends her. It’s […]

Thank You, Renewal by Andersen!

Oct 20th, 2014

Everyone in the replacement window industry owes a huge debt of gratitude to Andersen for promoting the need to replace windows to homeowners … and for raising the expectation of the price homeowners should pay for new windows. Over the past few years Andersen has gone on a marketing rampage to promote “Renewal by Andersen” […]

Making Door and Window Education Fun!

Sep 30th, 2014

How can we make educating the consumer about doors and windows fun? Successful door and window specialists must separate themselves from their less knowledgeable counterparts by educating consumers. That being said, it is important to remember that nobody wants to go shopping only to end up being bored to death by a sales spiel. The […]

MPG For Windows

Sep 23rd, 2014

Since the 1970s our Government has required car manufacturers to glue MPG stickers on every new car sold in the United States. They’re there to help us choose more fuel efficient vehicles that save us money on gas – or at least show a car buyer that one car will go further on a dollar […]

Can You Teach Doors & Windows?

Sep 16th, 2014

Fall is here. Students are back in school. It’s time for door and window specialists to take homeowners to school and teach them about the door and window replacement project, too. I have said before, “The educated consumer is my best friend.” The successful door and window specialist knows that educating the consumer leads to […]

Doors & Windows with Style!

Sep 9th, 2014

There is a growing trend in the remodeling marketplace. Homeowners are purchasing new doors and windows with the primary goal to improve the look and style of the homeowner’s architectural fashion sense.

Teenage Tiny House Builder on “Tiny House Nation”

Sep 1st, 2014

“Tiny House Nation” is a new TV Show about homes smaller than 500 square feet. They’re looking for people planning to live in a Tiny House and I told them about my 19-year-old son. Mark wants to live in a Tiny House for some very good reasons: He likes the idea of saving money on […]