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Wood is one of the most beautiful and aesthetic surfaces for windows, and that is why these windows are so popular. However, when left to the elements, wood will degrade ...

Friday, March 10th, 2017

New wood windows will probably require some maintenance over their lifetime. For the least maintenance, select windows with aluminum or vinyl cladding on the exterior. Si...

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Let's assume that you've done your research and have found the very best window on the market. Most homeowners think that finding this high quality window is the end of t...

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Glass care today is more important than ever. Insulating low-e, or heat reflective glass requires proper maintenance to ensure their complete effectiveness.

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Since a knowledgeable contractor will be able to guide you through all the planning stages of the project, finding a capable contractor should be your first order of busi...

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

A steel door isn't as industrial as it sounds. Most steel doors have surfaces of heavy-gauge galvanized steel that has been embossed with a wood-grain pattern. Some types...

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Low-E stands for low emissivity and it's one of the most significant improvements in glass technology in years. Low-E, it's a microscopic, metallic coating applied to a s...

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Any operable window or door, even new ones, will have some degree of air-filtration. All windows are tested under the influence of a 25 MPH wind under which the air infil...

Friday, February 17th, 2017

One of the major barriers to getting new windows installed is an upfront cost for materials and labor. Well, if it is any consolation to homeowners, the majority of that ...

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

There are many reasons why you might want to consider investing in new windows for your home. For example, you may want to consider replacing your windows if...

Monday, February 13th, 2017

In most cases, the answer is no. Don't be fooled into thinking you're dealing directly with a manufacturer just because a store may be named after a well-known, brand. Be...

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Most homeowners have very little experience in home improvements and dealing with home improvement contractors. As a result, they do not know what they do not know. It is...

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Fiberglass window frames are a relatively new type of frame made of fiberglass composite material. Some of these window frames are hollow; others are filled with fibergla...

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Cleaning vinyl frames of airborne dirt, dust, smoke, salt spray, etc. can usually be removed by using a mild detergent and warm water solution with a soft rag or brush. G...

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Yes, in many cases, you may be able to modify or upgrade the way your new windows are finished on the interior. For example, many homes have existing windows that were in...

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

The vast majority of residential windows use Single Strength glass which is 3/32" thick. For larger windows, Double Strength, or 1/8" thick glass may be required. For ext...

Monday, January 30th, 2017

Generally, developing an estimate probably only takes about 15 minutes. However, what does an estimate tell you about the company and the way they interact with their cus...

Friday, January 27th, 2017

For some, nothing will beat the warmth and natural rich appearance of a wood door. A high end wood door looks great. There are two types of wood doors: solid core and sol...

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

U-value (or U-factor) is the measure of the window's ability to conduct heat-in other words, the amount of heat transmitted through the window. The lower a window's U-val...

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

There are a number of variables. Many are related to the product and all of the available options. More than one might expect are related to the installation and who is d...

Friday, January 20th, 2017

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