Category: Windows

7 Simple Ways to Add Personality to Your Windows

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09 Apr

Windows have several roles. They let the sunshine and warmth into our homes. They give us a certain ambiance and feel when we look outside. Windows serve as insulators, as well. The number and thickness of panes can affect their effectiveness. But windows also add a special look to the entire home. Their shape and type influence the energy that…

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Vintage vs. Modern: Which Window Style Should You Choose?

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22 Feb

If you’ve been experiencing more condensation than usual and your energy bills have been slowly creeping up, then it’s time to take action. These are some of the biggest warning signs that you need to replace your windows, but what sort of window style should you choose to complement your home? While there is an almost never-ending list of window…

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Warning Signs That You Need to Replace Your Windows

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02 Oct

Replacing windows in your home is a big investment. The type of material used, how many windows you're replacing, the area you live and the size of your home all play into the overall cost. New windows often save you some money on energy bills and increase the resale value of your home. While you'll only save about 10 percent…

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How to Choose the Right Window Style

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28 Sep

If you’re like most homeowners who undertake a window replacement project, you want your new windows to be weathertight, functionally reliable, and energy efficient. As for looks, well, that’s a given. Nowadays, with so many stylish window options on the market, you might think, “How could I go wrong?” As home remodelers can tell you, it’s not necessarily a question…

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6 Home Upgrades You Need to Raise the Value of Your Home

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02 Sep

It doesn’t matter if you are in the market to sell your home now or will be later, you want the best deal. The real estate market has hit a slump which makes it tough for homeowners to get their desired value for their home. Many find their homes on the market for months with little to no interest from…

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How to Stop a Window from Leaking

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27 Jun

A leaking window can be a source of major frustration because a rainy day may mean having to round up buckets and towels to mop up the water that has swept into your home. It’s a hassle, but it’s completely necessary in order to prevent potentially costly water damage. A leaking window is problematic even on sunny days, however, because…

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How to Temporarily Fix a Broken Window

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19 Jun

Windows open our living spaces to natural light and ventilation, provide us with outdoor views, and add architectural interest to our homes. But sometimes we take them for granted, particularly if our windows have performed reliably over the years. Old faithfuls, let’s call them. But imagine it’s a Saturday, and, as you’re locking up the house for a night out,…

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5 Pitfalls To Miss When Replacing Your Windows

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24 Apr

Windows on your house are odd because, on the one hand, they’re integral to the way your house looks, inside and out, and the way it feels, in terms of temperature and ambiance. And yet, they’re often taken for granted. If you’ve been looking at your house for a while trying to decipher what it is that you want to…

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How Do You Measure for a Replacement Window?

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12 Feb

You can buy the most energy-efficient window on the market, with grid patterns that reflect your style and decorative hardware that’s nothing less than elegant, but if the window is incorrectly sized, those desirable features won’t matter. And, if your window was custom made, your problem may be compounded because most window companies won’t allow you to return a custom-made…

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What is a Window Sash Replacement?

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08 Feb

By opening our living spaces to natural light, ventilation, and views of outdoor scenery, windows contribute significantly to how much we enjoy our homes. Many homeowners, however, may not realize just how much, until a window pane breaks and leaves their home exposed to the elements. To avoid the costs of a full window replacement, some homeowners may replace only…

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