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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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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 

If 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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2013 Window Prices by Type & Option 

double hung windowsLooking for window prices online? You might be disappointed. For every twelve window manufacturers you might be able to find one or two prices on the manufacturer’s website. And when you do finally find a price, it will probably be a vague range of numbers, such as $5,000-$25,000. Not helpful, right? What’s up with all the cloak and dagger when it comes to window prices?

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