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Window Ideas and Information for Homeowners

Replacement Window Rebates – How to Find Them City & State Incentive Programs Federal Tax Credits Utility Company Audit Rebates Energy Efficient Window Rebates Replacing the windows in your home or business is a sizable investment. Depending on what you choose—from the type of windows and material, to glazing options, energy efficiency ratings, and the number of windows being replaced, a… Read more
Mobile Home Windows Modern manufactured homes have come a long way since the old-fashioned double-wide, and they now offer many of the same luxuries as traditional buildings—for a greatly reduced price. Still, replacement windows in a mobile home is entirely different from installations in conventional homes. In some ways, it’s a lot easier. Mobile home windows usually come in standard sizes… Read more
For all their convenience, window blinds can be kind of a pain sometimes. Who hasn’t pulled too hard on one side of the cord, ending up with a lopsided effect? Or maybe you’ve wondered how to clean dusty blinds without taking it slat by slat? Or worse, worried that an adventurous child or pet might get themselves tangled in the… Read more
Mold. It’s unsightly, it makes your home look dirty, and worst of all, it’s dangerous to your health—it’s even been found to cause a variety of respiratory problems. So what should you do if you discover mold growing on your windows? Most importantly, get started as soon as possible to clean it up and figure out why it might be… Read more
What are the Best Sound Proof Windows? Is your next-door neighbor learning to play electric guitar? Maybe there’s a busy intersection right outside your bedroom window? As more of us flock to urban areas, sound complaints are bound to increase, too. In fact, the EPA officially classifies noise as a form of pollution, since problems with excess noise can cause stress… Read more
It’s not always cost-effective to replace all the windows in your home, particularly if the frames are still in good shape and are not very old. If you have poorly-insulated single-pane windows, it may be time to consider double-paned windows. Double-paned windows vastly outperform their single pane counterparts for energy efficiency and sound reduction. According to the Department of Energy, an… Read more
It’s no secret that replacement windows are one of the smartest investments you can make as a homeowner. After all, they mean better sound-proofing, reduced energy expenses, and improved comfort. But they’re also a big financial investment, so if you haven’t had to worry about any of these issues, it may be worth trying to salvage the windows you already have, while… Read more
When you only have a certain portion of your budget to devote to repairs and renovations, you want to be sure that you’re getting the biggest bang for your buck. That means figuring out which repairs will be worth your money—which isn’t always immediately obvious. For instance, you may think that a major improvement like a kitchen or bathroom remodel… Read more
Bathroom windows can pose a bit of a design dilemma. You want ultimate privacy in the bathroom, but natural light is helpful for most personal grooming tasks. In small bathrooms, there aren’t always options when it comes to the location or size of the window—and interior rooms prevent the luxury of having a window at all. But before you resign… Read more
Windows can play a large role in your home’s energy use. Windows stand as the last defense against winds and heating and cooling loss— but the glass can also keep out unwanted solar heat as well. As a homeowner, you will want to pay attention to the energy measurements listed on your window’s specs. Look at the solar heat gain coefficient,… Read more

Replace Your Windows or Install New Windows

Few home remodeling projects can pack as big of a punch as new windows. Aesthetically, a home is transformed by sleek, clear windows. And then there are the other benefits: energy savings thanks to a Low-e coating and tight seals, noise reduction, less cleaning and maintenance, and just an overall better, clearer view. While the upfront costs can be high, homeowners will get that initial investment back eventually through savings on energy bills. Get inspired with our window design ideas.