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The Ultimate Guide to Replacement Windows

If you’re like most homeowners, then you’ve been putting off replacing your old, outdated, and inefficient windows for as long as possible. A window replacement project can be expensive and time consuming, and you’ll certainly want to do your research before deciding the type of windows you want and the company that will install them. If you’re determined to get . . .

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The Most Common Myths & Misconceptions About Impact Windows

If you live in a region of the country that is annually affected by hurricanes, chances are you’ve talked about—or at least heard about—impact windows. They’re also sometimes called impact-resistant, hurricane windows, or coastal windows, but their job is more or less the same—to protect your home in the face of a hurricane or tropical storm. That said, there’s a . . .

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Can Impact Windows Withstand Category 5 Hurricanes?              

Whenever hurricane season rolls around, many homeowners in hurricane-prone states start talking about impact windows. Should you buy them? Are they worth it? Are they hideous? Another question that sometimes gets asked is: Can impact windows withstand a Category 5 hurricane? While the answers to the previous questions are yes, yes, and no, respectively, the answer to that last question . . .

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How Do I Know If My Windows Are Hurricane Proof?           

Well, you could take the experimental route and wait until a hurricane hits to find out. But if that approach is a little too suspenseful for you, we totally understand. Below, we’ll look at some other, much more prudent ways to tell whether or not the windows on your home are hurricane proof. For instance, you could: Read the Label . . .

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Why Northern Homes Should Have Energy-Efficient Windows

If you live in a northern region and you don’t have energy-efficient windows on your home, you’re probably losing a lot of heat during the cold winter months. And rather than bumping up the thermostat again and again to keep warm—which ultimately results in higher energy bills—you might be better off investing in new windows for your home. While some . . .

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Energy-Efficient Windows Are a Must-Have for Southwestern Homes

Homeowners in the Southwest understand the necessity of having energy-efficient windows installed in their homes. Especially during the hot summer months, when temperatures are routinely in the triple digits, energy-efficient windows can help keep your home comfortable and prevent you from racking up exorbitantly high energy bills. But what should you look for when considering which replacement windows to install? . . .

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The Importance of Energy-Efficient Windows for Southern Homes 

One of the most effective steps that homeowners in the south can take to lower their energy consumption and reduce their carbon footprints is to have energy-efficient windows installed. In the summer, temperatures in the southern states can soar past 100 degrees and, contrary to popular belief, there are some areas of the south where it can get downright frigid . . .

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The Importance of Energy-Efficient Windows for Northeastern Homes

Replacing all of the windows on your home is not a small job, but for many homeowners in the northeast, it’s a worthwhile investment to make. A large number of northeastern homes are quite old as this was the first part of our nation to be settled. Many of these homes are rich in historical beauty but lacking in terms . . .

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A Guide to the Anatomy of a Replacement Window

Windows. At first glance, it may seem like there’s not much to them—just a piece of glass in a frame right? Wrong. While windows of long ago may have been that simple, modern-day replacement windows are much more complex, featuring a multitude of components, some of which can’t even be seen by the human eye. In this article, we’ll take . . .

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How to Choose Windows to Match Your Home’s Style

There are many different styles of windows available, but they weren’t all invented simultaneously. Just like different house styles, they came about over the course of many years. As such, certain window styles are historically more common in certain house styles as their aesthetics and functionality complement one another. That said, there are no real right or wrong windows to . . .

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