Why Are Blinds The Preferred Window Covering? Blinds are a popular window covering options due to their relatively inexpensive cost, ability to control light, improve insulation from direct sunlight, and match the existing decor. Installation is fairly simple and they aren’t permanent. Why Are Blinds The Preferred Window Covering? In simple terms, windows are a big hole with glass separating you from the outside world. Without a window covering, anyone can see into your home or office when they pass by (that could be embarrassing). Window coverings provide protection from those inadvertent (or snooping) eyes. They help to provide instant protection when desired, yet give you the ability to see what’s happening outside. There are several types of window coverings to choose from, each with their own benefit. But, which covering is the best? For most homeowners, blinds are the preferred option. As we alluded to earlier, they are relatively inexpensive, control light, improve insulation from direct sunlight, and match [...]
We would like to thank everyone who helped us raise the donation funds for the injured deputies. We would like to send out a special thanks to our vendors and friends who provided gifts for the raffle which made it possible to generate the funds that were donated. Vendors Who Helped Custom Window Systems Eastern Shore Ace Hardware Shwinco Viwinco WEAR WALA WKRG Croci Shutters Yolee Solutions Boise Cascade Again, the Folkers family cannot begin to say thank you enough for the generosity shown this year.
Folkers Christmas Party 2019 Leading up to our company Christmas party, we always hold an employee raffle. We take the money raised by our employees for the raffle and the company then matches that amount. The money raised is then donated to a local charity. In 2017, we donated $3,000 to Toys for Tots in Pensacola. In 2018, we donated $4,000 to our neighbors in Panama City Beach who were devasted by Hurricane Michael and for 2019, we are donating $2,500 to the two Escambia County Sheriff Deputies shot and injured in the line of duty at NAS Pensacola while defending our fine sailors. We took a vote at the Christmas party and the results were unanimous that the money we raised should go to these two local heroes. This is small token of appreciation from the Folkers family to those who stand on the wall to protect us all.
Why Are Double Doors Called French Doors? French doors first appeared between the 16th and 17th centuries. And surprise, they originated in France. However, they weren’t labeled French Doors until many years later. Designed with glass panes that covered the doors, they provided a pleasing look that matched their existing window style while providing ample light. Why Are Double Doors Called French Doors? Have you ever wondered why double doors are called French doors? You aren’t alone? This is a very common search phrase, and there’s no definitive answer as to why we call them French doors except for their origin. Double doors first appeared in France between the 16th and 17th centuries. Primarily made from wood, wrought iron, and glass, these doors matched their home’s exterior while providing ample light during the day. Today, these same doors are made from other materials, including aluminum and vinyl. The Benefits of Double Doors Double doors are beautiful, but they [...]
Energy efficiency is no longer a fad. It has become a necessary requirement for every modern home. Initially, energy conservation campaigns were run to try and create awareness on the need to conserve our resources. The response to such campaigns was not very inspiring, until home owners did estimations on how much dollars they lose every year from unchecked energy consumption. This is why today, many home owners will readily embrace any initiative intended to ensure sparing use of energy at home. But what are some of these energy-efficient home improvements? This article will highlight a few of them. Energy Efficient Home Improvements Insulation A great deal of heat is lost through the walls and attic, so it only makes sense to insulate them if you wish to preserve this energy. Insulation is especially resourceful during winter where every joule of heat is very significant. The good thing about insulating your walls and attics is that there are so many [...]
Folkers Window Company is proud to announce that it has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award (SSA). This award honors service professionals who have maintained exceptional service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List in 2018. “Service pros that receive our Angie’s List Super Service Award represent the best in our network, who are consistently making great customer service their mission,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “These pros have provided exceptional service to our members and absolutely deserve recognition for the exemplary customer service they exhibited in the past year.” Angie’s List Super Service Award 2018 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include maintaining an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade and review period grade. The SSA winners must be in good standing with Angie’s List and undergo additional screening. “Another year and another Super Service Award. Folkers has won this award every year since 2012, which is a testament to our employees [...]
The Proper Insulation for Each Part of Your Home Every homeowner knows how important insulation is in protecting them from harsh environmental conditions – the unbearable summer heat and the icy winter cold. Insulation moderates the temperatures in the home and keeps you comfortable. A well-insulated home will be covered completely, from the foundation to the roof. As a smart homeowner, you should know which types of insulation goes in which part and why. For Your Basement and Foundation There are many types of insulation, some which also offer termite resistance. Fiberglass blanket and roll type, foam board, loose-fill insulation is used for both old homes and new constructions. These are budget-friendly options. Concrete forms and blocks are used in new constructions, whereas sprayed foam insulation is the best for a finished basement. Insulating slabs on grade are installed around the perimeter with foam boards. For a new home, install the foam boards on the exterior or under the footing. [...]
Your house will always let you know when something is not right. This is especially true for windows because they are notably communicative. Do your windows refuse to close? Do they fog up? Or are they drafty? Do they get stuck when opened or shut down? If you see any or all of these symptoms, it's time to get them replaced. Well-maintained and high-quality windows generally last for more than 20 years. There are many factors that play a part in keeping the windows intact. If your windows have already crossed a decade, keep an eye open for the replacement signs. Here's a list of signs that should be on the lookout to know it's high time you changed your windows. 1. Repairs instead of replacement Repairing is always an option if you do not want to replace windows uniquely designed to suit the framework of your house. Besides, repairs are cheaper than a replacement. Minor problems like worn-out [...]
The outside world can offer a lot of noisy interference sometimes. Some people live near busy interstates listening to the drone of highway traffic. Others, live in crowded suburban areas filled with the neighborhood kids running amok at all hours of the day. Maybe you're just not a fan of excessive bird song or bugs buzzing outside your window. We Don't Live in a Vacuum Whether we want it to or not, sound travels. Your neighbors will always need to mow their lawns, and somewhere there will always be an aspiring garage band practicing. But what if you don't want to have to hear about it? Is it possible to make yourself a impenetrable fortress of silence and zen-like solitude? Well, maybe not exactly, but you can certainly tame the outside world's noise if not conquer it completely. Luckily, there are a few easy to find and apply home improvements that can get you started. First and foremost, you probably [...]
Top Energy Efficient Home Improvements Your home is meant to be a place of comfort, but sometimes comfort can be costly. Thanks to recent improvements in technology, homeowners can add his or her personal touch to homes while saving money. Home improvement is the process of altering settings or features in the home, or adding or removing components as well. There are many improvements that can be added to improve the comfort, beauty, safety of your home, but here are the top energy efficient home improvements every homeowner should consider. Insulation Insulation is arguably one of the most significant energy efficient home improvements, as it enables reduction in the amount of heat loss or gain for the entire building. Thermal insulations are done to protect home in many ways. In the winter months, proper insulation saves a large amount of energy as heat is not lost so easily and the use of heaters can be reduced. Similarly, good insulation [...]