Five Projects That Protect the Value of Your Home

Jun 30, 2013 No Comments by

Protecting your financial investment in your home with strategic renovation projects is a wise choice should you eventually want to sell it, and best of all, the upgrades don’t have to cost a lot.  Here are five ways to “future-proof” your home, according to the experts at Amp up the insulation. There are many […]

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How to Avoid a Window Installation Nightmare

May 09, 2013 No Comments by

You may have heard the horror stories—botched measurements, damaged mouldings, caulking inadvertently tracked throughout the house, even shattered glass on the lawn, followed by leaks and drafts once the new purchases are actually in place. Indeed, when it comes to a happy window replacement experience, the quality of the installation is key. But how do […]

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How Better Windows Save Businesses Money

Feb 20, 2012 No Comments by

Energy efficiency isn’t only valuable for the little guys. The installation of energy efficient windows in office, community or educational spaces can have a dramatic impact on heating and air-conditioning bills, particularly when window designs that maximize natural light are combined with cost-saving lighting options like control dimmers, automated shading and light redirection. The windows […]

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An Open and Shut Case for Shutters

Feb 06, 2012 No Comments by

When the wind howls outside your windows, is there anything you can do short of worrying that you’re whole house is going to be swept to the Land of Oz? Window shutters may be the answer. Operable varieties of shutters placed on the outside of your home’s windows can protect against such things as extreme […]

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One Crucial Window Replacement Element You May be Ignoring

Jan 20, 2012 No Comments

When homeowners shop for replacement windows, one of the biggest mistakes made is overlooking an essential element of the purchase—the warranty offered on the product/parts and labor. The most important aspect of making sure your purchase is properly protected is to get a warranty in writing. If all you get is somebody’s word that he […]

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Covering Window Shades and Blinds

Oct 10, 2011 No Comments

You’ve just had beautiful, energy efficient windows installed, but now its time to reflect on how you want to cover them. That means thinking about things like design, privacy and energy savings. Fortunately, from honeycomb shades to remote control blinds, there are a lot of options. From the design perspective, the basic decision you have […]

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Are Bullet-Proof Windows in Your Home’s Future?

Sep 23, 2011 No Comments

Unless you’re planning on moving into the White House (and at this point, what sane person wants to?), chances are you won’t be shopping for bullet-proof windows any time soon. However, it is interesting to note how these White House trappings differ from the replacement windows you might consider for your own home. Bullet-proof windows […]

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Get that Federal Tax Credit on Replacement Windows Before it’s Too Late

Sep 09, 2011 No Comments

With the Federal Tax Credit for energy efficient replacement windows set to expire at the end of 2011, there is never a better time than now to install government-approved Energy Star windows. When shopping for them, just be aware that even among windows that are Energy Star-rated, there are differences in performance. The people who […]

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Window Styles and Trends: An Insider’s View

Aug 09, 2011 No Comments

When it comes to choosing window styles, it’s important to consider not only aesthetic appeal, but also ease of operation and cleaning, as well as ventilation control and privacy issues. While a preliminary decision may be predicated on the overall architectural style of your home and visual attractiveness, functionality also needs to be considered. Here […]

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Windows 101: An Introduction to the Essentials

Jun 01, 2011 No Comments

Since windows are one of the signature design elements of your home, not to mention a source of energy savings, it’s important to consider several factors before purchasing new windows or repairing older ones. First, you have to decide whether you want to get involved in repairing windows you currently have, or replacing them and […]

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