Windows that are exposed to the neighbors or a busy street may require additional privacy. As an alternative to heavy drapes, consider glass treatments that will make windows opaque.
TOURS FEATURES DIY NEWS SAVE Home Hacks & AnswersHome Design & DecorWindows, Doors & Walls Suggestions for Covering Glass Block Windows By Phyllis Benson SAVE Glass blocks range from transparent to opaque, providing varying degrees of light and privacy, but often shadows and movement can be seen through the each type to some extent
Window screens are made out of lightweight material like aluminum, and covered with a mesh screen, usually made out of nylon or lightweight metal
With a scant amount of paint and light pressure, you can turn your window screens into works of art. This art form can fool the eye.
Lay pressure-treated 2×4 boards around the perimeter of the porch. Use a framing square to make sure the sill plate is square. Fasten the sill plate to the concrete floor using lag bolts and concrete anchors (Image 1). Attach a layer of untreated wood on top of the sill plate to provide a base for interior trim work. Use a reciprocating saw or a handsaw to remove the sill plate from door opening.
Every time I’ve walked into our new kitchen during the late afternoon / early evening with its west facing windows, I think to myself “it’s time to make sun screens.” Well, I finally got around to it so now the sun doesn’t blind us and we have improved energy efficiency, which is important in sunny and hot Texas.
On a recent Weather Channel segment, Danny demonstrated retractable screens that piqued viewer’s interest. Questions for more information have been pouring in. The screens used in the segment are product of Phantom Screens. We contacted Phantom Screens for more information on their products, and they had the following to say:
The traditional method of screening a porch has pretty much remained the same for a hundred years. That’s unfortunate, because it’s a flawed system. Small tacks or staples are used to attach the screening to the porch posts and railings. Then, narrow wood battens are nailed up to conceal all of the seams and fasteners.