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5 Ways to Remodel Your Windows and Doors

August 6, 2019

When you think of remodeling your home, you may envision a big project such as a kitchen or bathroom overhaul. While such projects are a possibility, perhaps your home needs more of a makeover than a gutting job. If that’s the case, remodeling your doors and windows might be the way to go. Below are…

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5 Window Styles to Consider for a Laundry Room

August 2, 2019

Natural light is a boon in any room. However, you might not think about how to gain more natural light in the most hardworking room in your house: the laundry room. Windows for the laundry room can be a tricky affair because of the moisture factor. Yet being able to vent out the room for…

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6 Glass-Paned Door Styles to Enhance Your Entryway

July 23, 2019

The front door sets the stage for each visitor’s impression of your home. The front door is also an integral aspect of your house’s curb appeal. Indeed, replacing your front door is a relatively easy way to give a boost to both. Many homeowners have been leaning toward entry doors with glass panes to present…

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Things to Consider If You Want Eco-Friendly Windows

May 24, 2019

If you lose or gain heat through your windows, replacing them with more energy-efficient windows could save you as much as 25 or 30 percent on your heating and cooling bills. Caulking windows, adding window treatments, and adding solar control film can help lower these bills to some extent, but new windows will make more of a difference. For…

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What Light Through Yonder Window Radiates? Windows Versus Electromagnetic Radiation

May 8, 2019

Every day, electromagnetic rays radiate through your windows. Many of these rays come from the sun in the form of UV, visible light, and infrared (heat) rays. And in winter, heat rays may radiate in the other direction: through your windows to outside. Controlling how much of this radiation makes it through your windows can…

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3 Essential Functions of Windows: Are You Being Served?

April 4, 2019

Windows provide an essential transition between the indoors and outdoors. A favorite pastime is to sit by a window and watch the world go by. However, windows also serve important functions as part of your house’s envelope and also in your daily life.

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Double-Hung Windows: Simple but Stylish for a New Home

February 19, 2019

Anyone looking to build a new house needs to pay special attention to their windows. Options like double-hung windows contribute to a home’s overall fashion in a multitude of ways. Therefore, individuals building a new home should understand what this option has to offer their home, including the many operational benefits this type of window…

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A Clerestory Takes Your Home to the Next Level of Comfort

January 16, 2019

Designing a new home brings lots of possibilities that you don’t always have when renovating an older home instead. For modern Midwestern homeowners, this situation includes the chance to add energy-reducing features that will lower bills and contribute to a comfortable home for years to come. One method of making your house more energy conscious…

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Benefits of More Sunlight in Your Home in the Winter

December 6, 2018

Winter is almost here. It’s a season of colder weather, shorter days, and less sunlight. However, there is still plenty of sunshine to enjoy if you know how to embrace it and bring it into your home. So fling open those curtains and raise the blinds — there are plenty of benefits of letting sun…

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6 Reasons Casement Windows Are Perfect For an Upstairs Apartment

October 8, 2018

If you rent out an upstairs apartment that is in need of new windows, one of the first decisions you’ll need to make is which window style to choose. Double-hung, awning, sliding, and fixed windows have pros and cons — but casement windows have some particular advantages when used on a second-story (or higher) floor.…

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