Window Ideas and Information for Homeowners

view smart windows How Much Do Smart Windows Cost?
Have you heard the news about smart windows? These WiFi-connected glass surfaces may be the next thing on the horizon for residential windows. Equipped with environmental sensors that can read room occupancy, weather, and sunlight, these automation products have louvers that allow them to vary their tint—meaning you’ll never have to reach to adjust the shades ever again. That all sounds Continue Reading
Sealing Window Leaks Where Do I Need to Caulk Windows?
When it comes to caulking, the more you seal, the better, right? After all, closing off gaps prevents prying winds and rain from entering your home, keeping you snug and dry. While that’s true in theory, it’s not necessary to plug every joint on your window frames—particularly between the glass panes on a replacement window. It comes down to an Continue Reading
contractor replacing siding Should I Replace Windows and Siding At the Same Time?
Thinking of giving the exterior of your home a top-to-bottom makeover? When you’re replacing your siding, it makes sense to start thinking about your windows, too. After all, you want to make sure that the aesthetics of your home all work together to achieve an overall effect. But is it better to replace both the windows and the siding at Continue Reading
milgard-tuscany-windows-security Brand Spotlight: Milgard Windows and Doors
What’s an important thing you wished customers understood about the window industry? The amount of research and development that goes into designing a window or door. Many factors are taken into account when developing a product, such as energy and structural performance, security, and ease of use. What are some common mistakes you see homeowners making when it comes to Continue Reading
glass apps film Everything You Need to Know About Smart Windows
By now, you’re probably aware that your windows can play a pretty big part in your home’s energy use. Windows stand as a last defense against winds and heating and cooling loss—but the glass can also keep out unwanted solar heat as well. That means you need to pay attention to the energy measurements listed on your window’s specs. In Continue Reading
Backyard shed What You Need to Know About Windows and Doors for Sheds
Planning on adding a new window or door in your existing shed? Or maybe you’re in the middle of designing a custom-built structure from the ground up, and you’re wondering if a window would be a good option for you. Either way, a shed door or window is a decision that comes with consequences—the wrong kind puts the security of Continue Reading
couple sitting in window The Pros and Cons of Financing Window Replacements
A $400 window? Sure, no big deal. But when you’re trying to improve your home’s energy performance or just swapping out aging, failing windows, often a single window replacement is not going to cut it. And when you multiply that $400 by all the windows in your home—not to mention installation costs—things can get pricey pretty quickly. If you don’t Continue Reading
minimalist-bedroom How to Make Tiny Windows Seem Larger
Is your home suffering from high egress windows that detract from the interior design of your home? You’re not alone. Many homes built in the 60s and 70s feature tiny windows—and just like shag carpet, they just aren’t that stylish now. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to disguise, re-frame, and dress windows that will give your small frames some Continue Reading
scandinavian-style-window Scandinavian-Inspired Window Designs
Scandinavian design style is all about minimalism and functionality. Beginning in the middle of the 20th century across Scandinavian countries and now spreading into homes across the world, this particular style combines light, natural materials, and uncomplicated design elements for a flawless and modern finish. Scandinavian style homes are perhaps most noticeable in their window designs, where bigger is better and minimal window Continue Reading
geometric-window-wall Our Favorite Floor to Ceiling Window Layouts & What They’ll Cost You
Looking for a home renovation that will increase your property value, provide an interesting design focal point in your interior design, and add more light and natural beauty to your home, all rolled into one? You’ve come to the right place! If you expect a lot from your window replacement project, a floor to ceiling layout may be precisely what Continue Reading

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.

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