Window Ideas and Information for Homeowners

wood-like-vinyl-window All About Colored Vinyl Windows
  Replacing Window Frames When it comes to window frames, there are plenty of options for you to choose from. The desired aesthetic for your home will play a large part in your choice of frame, as will your local climate and the cost of installing window frames. When you make the choice to replace your window frames—or install frames Continue Reading
blue-cheerful-home How to Get Your Home Certified as Energy Efficient
When it’s time to sell your home, how can you get it certified as energy efficient in order to increase your home’s value? There are a wide variety of certification programs available, and some are better than others. Here are four that have meaningful standards and a national reputation, and—most importantly—can add value to your home. LEED Program for Homes LEED standards Continue Reading
double-paned-glass Best Windows for Sound Reduction
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, as problems with excess noise can cause stress and lost sleep. And in more Continue Reading
halloweendiybanner 10 Spooky Window Decorations to Get Your Home Ready for Halloween
Believe it or not, Halloween is almost here—the perfect time to dress up, embrace your inner werewolf, and get scared. We love this holiday because, in addition to finding costumes for yourself, you can also go wild with home decor.  Take your love for everything creepy to the next level this year with some seriously spooky windows. We’ve compiled this list of 10 Continue Reading
mold-on-windowsill What To Do About Mold Growing on Windows
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 Continue Reading
window-lock Protective Window Coatings and Other Options to Prevent Break-Ins
You know what they say: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. And when it comes to your family’s safety, you’ll pull out all the stops to make sure your home is secure and theft-free. Unfortunately, according to FBI data, about one in every 36 homes will experience a robbery this year, so your family may be Continue Reading
woman-drilling-floorboards Home Tips for Women
Tina Gleisner knows what she’s talking about when it comes to home contracting, repairs, and renovation. After all, she ran her own “handyman” business for 8 years, she’s owned (and fixed up) 15 houses, and she’s now a successful entrepreneur. Her company, HomeTipsforWomen, publishes homeowner guides and offers workshops that coach women through everything they need to know to improve Continue Reading
skylight in bath Energy Efficient Skylights
Skylights are some of the hardest-working windows around. They can add a wash of natural light to your home, open up a dim corridor, or boost the luxury of your master bath without sacrificing privacy. And they even reduce some of the need for artificial lighting, which adds up to a small savings on your energy bill. Unfortunately, not all Continue Reading
big-windows-with-trim-molding-and-stained-glass-transom Personalize Your Windows with Trim Molding
Truly polished decor mostly comes down to those tiny touches throughout your home. It’s that great accent lamp you got from an estate sale, the unique glass hardware installed on a set of drawers, or—best of all—beautiful trim molding on your windows. Trim molding adds intention to your interior design, elevating the overall impact of your windows. It makes them stand Continue Reading
window-wood-clad Ask an Expert: How a Window Replacement Can Affect the Comfort of Your Home
Many homeowners don’t realize even realize how noisy, dusty, or uncomfortable their windows have become until they have them replaced. And new windows offer more than a chance to change your home’s look. They may also help you with noise insulation in your bedroom or keep the sun off your back in your kitchen. To understand how new windows can 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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