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Posts in Category: Replacement Windows

Update Home Exterior 

October 25, 2013 Categories: Doors Home Renovation Tips Replacement Windows

Bay windowsIf the exterior of your home is beginning to look dated or unattractive, there are some ways to give it some great curb appeal once again. This is especially important if you are planning to sell your home since many potential buyers judge a home by how it looks from the street. However, even if you are not planning to sell anytime soon, you may want to give your exterior an update for both aesthetic reasons and energy efficiency.

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When to Replace Your Windows 

August 20, 2013 Categories: Home Renovation Tips Replacement Windows

when to replace your windowsIt’s difficult to know when to replace your windows, or when to repair them. Proper attention and inspection of the windows in your home is important in catching problems early before any other damage to your home occurs. Here is an overview of problems that you may experience, and what they mean for your home.

 

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Vinyl vs. Aluminum Windows 

July 29, 2013 Categories: Replacement Windows Vinyl Windows

vinyl vs. aluminum windowsLooking to replace the windows in your home? Overwhelmed by all of the options and features to consider? Don't worry, we have put together a comparison chart with informative data that will help you compare the characteristics of both vinyl and aluminum windows to assist in your decision.

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Four Ways Replacement Windows Add Value to Your Home 

replacement windows to add value to homeThere are many improvements you can make to your home to increase the value; however it’s hard to judge which one in particular will have the biggest impact. The replacement value of windows is actually pretty great, in terms of both monetary value and quality of life. If you are considering replacing your windows, check out these four ways that they can add value to your home.

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What Type of Windows Do I Need for My Home? 

Custom windowChoosing the right windows for your home is not an easy task: You need to consider form as well as function because, depending on the style of your home and the size of the window opening, some choices will be better than others. Another major factor to consider is improving energy efficiency, a major motivator for consumers who wish to replace their existing windows. 

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Why Cheap Vinyl Windows Will Fail in 3-5 Years 

June 10, 2013 Categories: Home Renovation Tips Replacement Windows

Stanek Casement Windows  The old-time single-pane wood windows of the past used to last for 40 years, with some scraping and painting. Many windows today, however, don’t come close to that. Today’s cheap windows are doomed to fail at the tender age of just five to ten years, sometimes even three to five. Sven Kramer explains how to buy windows the smart way!

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Window Material Comparison: Screens & Frames 

May 31, 2013 Categories: Replacement Windows Vinyl Windows

window screen optionsIf it’s time to replace your windows, you’ll likely be surprised – and possibly confused – by the number of window screen and frame options available. Since it is important to purchase materials based on your specific needs, Stanek has created the following Window Screen Material and Window Frame Material charts for a side-by-side comparison of available options.

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17 Window Condensation Solutions 

May 06, 2013 Categories: Home Renovation Tips Replacement Windows

condensation on windowsWindow condensation can be downright irritating, and in some cases, it can even damage your home, especially if you have older windows. It can rot wood molding and damage plaster, and the excess moisture in your home, which causes interior condensation, can damage your entire home, not just the areas around the windows.

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Standard & Custom Window Sizes 

standard window sizesIn the world of window sizing, there’s good news, and there’s bad news. The good news is that most companies insist on custom-making your new windows to the precise measurements they take themselves in order to deliver perfection. The bad news is that “standard” sizes for windows are more or less a thing of the past. Today, the word “standard,” when applied to window sizes, usually refers to the sizes listed in the window company’s own catalog.

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U Value vs. R Value 

Window with pebbled glassIf you’re purchasing replacement windows, you may be confused with the terms used to describe energy efficiency. The terms U-value (or U-factor) and R-value are especially perplexing for many consumers. Understanding the differences will help when selecting energy-efficient windows and insulation for your home. Both U-value and R-value measure energy efficiency and it is important to understand the differences between them.

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