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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
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
One of the most important elements of good bedroom design is windows. Well-designed window treatments allow you to cater your bedroom to your needs. Window treatments also allow for another layer of texture to complement your overall design. Below, find some notable window treatments for creating a restful, unique retreat in your bedroom. Floor-to-Ceiling Window Treatments These long, translucent curtains… Read more
Maintaining a secure and safe home is paramount for any and all homeowners seeking to improve their home safety. While best security practices encompass an entire home, having a window replacement done with energy efficient and secure home windows can play a pivotal and essential role since they are by their nature more vulnerable than a wall. Home window safety… Read more
New windows add value to your home and can add energy efficiency. A window replacement is also sometimes necessary after a storm. Whether you’re replacing a broken window or upgrading your windows for increased home value, it’s important to know what to expect during the installation project. Acquiring Windows Permits Check with your local building department to find out if a permit is… Read more
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, reducing the amount of air leakage in your home is a cost-effective way to decrease heating and cooling costs, improve durability, increase comfort, and create a healthier indoor environment. To prevent air leakage, homeowners can use caulk to seal, or reseal, their windows from the outside elements. Caulk is an affordable, flexible substance… Read more
Comparing contractor quotes is an essential step of the window replacement process. A recent Modernize survey revealed 63 percent of homeowners compare three to four contractor estimates ahead of a home improvement project. Evaluating multiple quotes helps homeowners scope their budget and encourages contractors to be competitive with their pricing. It’s important to understand your window estimates and why quotes… Read more
Most home improvement projects, including window replacements, are started and completed during the spring or fall seasons— when the weather is more comfortable and predictable. However, a home improvement project during high season will likely impact your estimate and project timeline. During these warmer months, contractors and supplies are in high demand. Contractors are less likely to offer discounts when… Read more
Despite our best efforts to keep our home and property safe, accidents can still occur. Severe weather, storms, and stray baseballs can easily crack or break the windows of our home. To quickly and affordably repair your home, you may need to file a homeowners insurance claim. It’s important to find a reliable, trusted contractor for your window replacement. The… 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.