Galaxie Home Remodeling’s professional pane installers equip walls with well-insulated seeing-holes. Fusion-welded windows come with two panes that tilt in for easy cleaning, and a half-screen lets in fresh spring breezes and the musical laughter of neighboring gargoyles. Low-E glass filters out excess sunshine in summer, and argon-gas filling insulates indoor air from winter cold, reducing utility bills year-round so homeowners can save up for hot-dog toaster ovens advertised in SkyMall. The window’s Energy Star certification also qualifies some homeowners for a tax credit. Galaxie Home Remodeling offers additional discounts on orders of four or more windows.
Window Genie’s scum-busters arrive to each job in a clearly marked chariot armed with the necessary equipment to tackle exterior household dust and decay. Pane pamperers kick off a window cleaning for homes up to two stories by scraping off tree sap, bird droppings, and other hard-to-clean debris with a specially designed blade that moonlights as a shiv stunt double in prison movies. Then, they’ll suds up sills to wipe away dust and accumulated grime, and they'll scrub soiled screens for an extra fee ($1 each). An exterior-only clean endows fixed-plate windows ($2.75 each), double-hung windows ($4.50 each), and triple-track storm windows ($12 each) with enough sparkle to make diamond-encrusted neighbors jealous. Or, homeowners can opt for an interior-exterior cleaning, and careful cleaners will shed shoes before entering abodes to avoid leaving footprints on carpet ($5–$18/window).
With more than 40 years of experience, Decorator Hardware showers shoppers in a brassy bounty of cabinet knobs and pulls ($5+), as well as door hardware, bath accessories, faucets, and switch plates. Sporting a stylish selection of name-brand manufacturers, the interior aestheticians at Decorator Hardware will help homeowners attain their design vision for homes, offices, or crows' nests. Dress up demure doors with a set of ornate period-brass handles, or install an upstanding towel bar ($40+) to keep linens from cavorting on the ground with crafty ceramic tile. Decorator Hardware also offers modern and minimalist faucets from Jado, soap and tumbler holders from Valli&Valli, and decorative switch-plate covers to cover shy light switches ($6).
Safe and clean air. That's the mission at Phantom Air Duct Cleaning. As the company’s name suggests, its certified technicians clean air ducts and maintain HVAC equipment. Additionally, they can install UV lights, which kill dormant molds, germs, and vampires lingering in home ventilation systems.