Window Ideas and Information for Homeowners

Close up of a man's arm and hand holding a paint brush and painting white latex paint on an interior window frame How to Refresh Fading or Dirty Vinyl Window Frames
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 Continue Reading
New Windows Ask an Expert: Everything You Need to Know About a Window Replacement
A window replacement is a sizeable investment—but it’s well worth it, in terms of making your home more energy-efficient, visually appealing, and comfortable. We sat down with Jeff Ludy of Houston Window Experts to ask your top questions and make the window replacement process more manageable. Here’s what he had to say. How can you tell that it’s time to Continue Reading
Boy in Sunny WIndow Ask an Expert: How to Find a Windows Installer You Can Trust
It can be hard, as a homeowner, to know that you’re getting quality workmanship and products for your money. Often, the difference between a good installer and a bad one lies in technical know-how that takes an industrial professional to spot. To help sort through these issues, we spoke to John Litsey, of Houston’s Window City. John clued us into Continue Reading
Ceiling fan 10 Ways to Lower Your Utility Bills This Summer
Homeowners, beware. As summer approaches and the temperature rises, your utility bills are about to do the same. Fortunately, there are plenty of simple changes you can make that will reduce your monthly bills without sacrificing comfort. So before you crank up the AC, check out our top energy-efficient tips—and use those utility bills savings on a summer vacation instead. Continue Reading
H-3_Slider_Corner_Cut Brand Spotlight: Sierra Pacific Windows and Doors
 What are some of the biggest changes you are seeing in the window industry? We see the continued growth of homeowners who want greater access to the outdoors with large spans of glass, as well as larger windows and doors. There’s also a new trend toward mid-range products, as opposed the high-priced windows and doors, with an emphasis on greater Continue Reading
marvin picture windows Ask an Expert: What to Expect When You Buy Windows from a High-end Dealer
In the windows replacement field, there are prefabricated windows built for direct replacements, and then there are custom dealers who can design almost any kind of window you’d like. To learn more about the latter, we sat down with a Marvin windows dealer in Austin, Texas, to talk energy efficiency, window trends, and of course, custom remodels. How can homeowners tell that Continue Reading
Workers installing new windows Ask an Expert: The Benefits of Using an Independent Contractor for Window Replacements
When you decide to install new windows, you have tons of companies to choose from. But most of the time those offerings break down into two kinds: large window dealers and independent installers. Today we talk to Billy Vaughan, the co-owner of B&B Custom Renovations in Fairfax, Virginia, about the benefits of relying on a local contractor for your windows replacement Continue Reading
sliding glass walls Unique Window Trends of 2017 That Are Perfect for Warm Weather
  Earlier this year, we wrote about our own predictions for the top window trends of 2017. Some were right, (including green design trends and energy-efficient windows, since they never go out of style) but we couldn’t have predicted some of the ways in which residential windows have made waves and altered the architectural look and feel of homes as Continue Reading
a small stained glass window with green and purple sections How to Choose a Stained Glass Window that Perfectly Accents Your Home
A medieval castle. An ornate British monastery. A quaint country chapel. Stained glass stirs up evocative visions of traditional, decorative spaces from the past. But the word on the street is that stained glass is about to make a major comeback—and not just for churches. With a wide variety of modern glass pieces available, you can even use stained glass Continue Reading
mackinac research Polymer Window Panes Could Be the Newest Way to Upgrade Your Windows
A small window firm in Mackinac Island, Michigan, is aiming to revolutionize windows in homes all across America. Construction professionals have long known that windows were a weak point in a building’s outer envelope. While a tightly constructed, insulated wall can achieve R-values over 50, even the most efficient modern windows top out at around 4-R. According to the Department 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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