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Winterizing Your Windows 

September 16, 2013 Categories: Home Renovation Tips

prep for windows for winterWinter is coming, but don’t lose your head! With a little preparation you can make sure that your home is ready for the very cold winter that is being predicted by the Farmer’s Almanac. This 200 year old book uses a variety of things to predict the weather, including lunar cycles and sunspots. While this might sound unreliable, its forecasts are often correct (about 80% of the time). Facing a bitterly cold winter, you need to make sure that your home is ready.

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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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How to Clean Window Screens 

July 31, 2013 Categories: Home Renovation Tips

how to clean window screensLooking through clean window screens is one of life’s simple pleasures and is not difficult to do, especially with Stanek easy-to-clean windows. You can clean your screens outside or in a bath tub with ordinary household products. Here is a step-by-step guide.

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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? 

Choosing 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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Types of Patio Doors - Locking And Sliding Glass Doors 

June 20, 2013 Categories: Doors

custom patio doorsStanek™ Windows by Great Day Improvements, LLC offers a host of precision-fit sliding patio doors for your home. Each and every Stanek door is custom-made to the exact width and height dimensions of the door opening. This custom-made feature is Stanek’s main distinction in sliding patio doors, and it’s a big one. Sven Kramer, General Manager of Stanek Windows, explains why in this blog post.

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Why Cheap Vinyl Windows Will Fail in 3-5 Years 

June 10, 2013 Categories: Home Renovation Tips Replacement 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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5 Ways to Childproof Your Windows 

May 07, 2013 Categories: Home Renovation Tips

childproof your windowsJust as fire can be a fatal hazard, especially for kids, windows pose a very real threat as well. One recent study, offered by the Journal of Pediatrics, put the number of serious injuries to children who fell out of open windows and had to be taken to the hospital at over 5,000 each year. What’s surprising is that 83% of those incidents in the study involved screened windows! Obviously, windows, even screened ones, pose a threat to infants and toddlers, and even older children at times.

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