Window Ideas and Information for Homeowners

mold-on-windowsill When Does a Window Need to Be Flashed?
Wood rot, mold, structural damage, and insect infestations—there’s nothing pretty about water seeping into the cracks and seams of your home. Unfortunately, a poorly installed window that lacks proper flashing can be a gateway to these unpleasant phenomena. Flashing is an essential component of proper window installation. It catches rain that is blown at an angle onto your home. Siding Continue Reading
Sheets of Tempered Window Glass Argon, Krypton, and Xenon—What’s the Best Gas-Insulated Window?
You thought krypton was Superman’s home planet, right? We did, too—until we realized it’s also an inert noble gas that can be used to insulate the glass panels in double and triple pane windows. Window makers regularly use argon, krypton, and xenon to turn ordinary glazing into draft-defying superglass. It may not be as cool as reversing the orbit of Continue Reading
long line of wood windows What Is the AAMA Gold Label for Windows and Why Does It Matter?
If you know anything about windows, you know that not all products are created equal. Just because a window fits your home’s style doesn’t mean that it necessarily carries the best reputation for durability and energy performance. The AAMA Gold Label is sort of like a shortcut to identify high-performing, quality products. In order to be assigned this certification, a Continue Reading
green mobile home Replacing Windows in a Mobile Home: How Does It Work and How Much Does It Cost?
If you’re the owner of a mobile home, chances are, you’re already a pretty smart cookie. 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, replacing parts like windows in a mobile home is an entirely different animal from installations Continue Reading
green contemporary living room Pantone Released Their 2017 Color of the Year and It’s Perfect for Your Green Home
Each year the color gods at Pantone release their color of the year and, in one fell swoop, collectively dictate our chromatic futures for the next twelve months. This year, the color is Greenery, a bright, green tone that captures the hues of a lush field of grass during the first rites of spring. Pantone describes it as “nature’s neutral,” a Continue Reading
older double hung window How to Fix Glass Without Replacing the Entire Window
As nice as it is to buy new windows, sometimes it just doesn’t make sense—especially if you’re just dealing with a broken pane of glass in a single frame. With the average double pane window running around $300 installed, it’s much more cost-effective to replace a broken pane instead of replacing windows—especially if you’re willing to do some of the work Continue Reading
woman reviewing an estimate What Should I Do If There is a Big Difference in Price Estimates in My Window Quotes?
One of these things is not like the other—getting at least three to five quotes for a window replacement project offers an opportunity to compare costs for your area. But what if those estimates are all over the place? How do you decide what’s what? Price quotes for windows differ for a number of reasons, and your best defense against Continue Reading
window capping How Does Window Capping Affect My Siding?
Are your wooden window frames looking a little lackluster? Tired of paying a professional painter to have your home’s soffit touched up? Want to protect your fascia from the effects of rain and moisture? Capping your home’s exterior trim gives you a chance to improve the look and durability of wooden pieces, without opting for a total replacement. In particular, Continue Reading
little girl sitting by the window with a cup of hot drink and looking at the winter forest Triple Pane Windows: Do They Really Make a Noticeable Difference?
When it comes to insulating and soundproofing your home, windows are one of the most important purchases you can make. While options used to be limited to only single panes of glass in a variety of styles and sizes, the technology behind windows has advanced significantly in recent years. Many homeowners now choose more durable and insulated windows with two, Continue Reading
stacks of double pane glass Do Energy Efficient Windows Really Make a Difference?
One thing’s for sure: leaky, aging windows on your home aren’t doing your utility bills any favors. Single pane windows just can’t beat the energy performance of a quality double pane window. In fact, the Department of Energy estimates that you can save $125 to $465 dollars a year just by replacing those windows with ENERGY-STAR rated products. But in 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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