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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Everything You Need to Know About Bay and Bow Windows

September 12, 2018

Homeowners replace windows for a variety of reasons, including to increase energy efficiency. However, a prime reason is to increase the beauty of their home. If you decide to add a bay or bow window, you can also increase the light and usable space in your house. Basics About Bay Windows A bay window consists…

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Use Your Front Door to Boost Your Curb Appeal

August 21, 2018

If you want to boost curb appeal without spending too much money, direct your focus to your front door. Investing in a new front door is one of the easiest, most cost-effective ways to increase your home’s value. Below, we’ll list some reasons to upgrade your front door, and then we’ll give you some suggestions…

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3 Steps to Achieve an Optimal View From Your Windows

August 20, 2018

The mountains. The trees. The blue sky. Whatever view greets you outside your home, you want to take it all in. Unfortunately, the current view through your windows is less than ideal. Here are a few steps you can take to improve that view. 1. Get the Right Type of Window If you’re considering installing…

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