Changing up a window style with a home remodel can bring in additional daylight, add new style to an old space, and completely update the look of a home’s exterior. The right new windows are a delight for homeowners and their neighbors alike.
While replacing the glass in your window or tending to the frame can help prolong the life of your structure, if you've got signs of damage, it is considered best practice to replace your windows before damage gets out of hand.
When it’s time to replace your windows, you’ll be presented with many choices. In addition to size, shape, aesthetics and how the window functions, you’ll have the option to choose between insert replacement and full frame replacement.
Would you believe me if I told you it’s not until appointment day that some customers even come to realize they have drafty window problems? And did you know the implications of drafty windows goes far beyond just being able to potentially feel cool air blowing on your leg? Fact of the matter is, if your windows are old, it’s quite likely that most of the heat from your furnace and cool air from your air conditioner is going to waste.
If you are installing your new or replacement entry door yourself or simply want to better understand the process before the professionals arrive on installation day, it is important to know the difference between pocket and full-frame installation. Understanding these methods of installation before you’ve even started shopping for a new entry door can be very helpful.
If a window is in poor condition, it will continue to degrade until its insulation capabilities are a fraction of what they once were.
And what’s the one thing that can most drastically affect the energy efficiency of your home but will most often be overlooked: the quality of your windows? Maybe.
If you’re ready to knock out noise pollution at your house, upgrading to soundproof windows is a great place to start — but it’s not the whole picture.
If you’re looking for a Kansas City contractor with years of experience, high-quality products, customer testimonials, and a thorough installation process, consider giving Open & Shut KC a call.
For many homeowners, windows are the first step towards getting energy bills in check. With the right seal and properly insulated glass, efficient windows can keep your air-conditioned air in and cold winter chill out, which greatly impacts your overall utility costs.
Thinking of getting grid windows or contemplating replacing your existing grid windows? Confused about the terminology—the ABC’s, of the SDLs and the GBGs? We get it, and we got you.
Windows are part of the most expensive features in any property. They also play a major role in terms of protection from burglary and weather elements. Poorly installed windows can fail to provide the kind of insulation needed for the house and make it easier for unauthorized access. If you don’t hire a good window installation service provider, your home will lack efficiency. You may need to replace or upgrade the windows, which will cost more. Knowing the signs of a poor window installation service can help you identify any problems and fix them sooner.
Straight from our friends at Marvin, to help you on your window buying journey, here is a helpful guide that describes the various window components and explains their functions.
French doors are best described as two matching doors that mirror one another. Would you have guessed, some French exterior doors have just one, large lite?
Not every window is made equally. Design and appearance can separate windows from one another, but a window’s materials can be a crucial part of how well it works.
Many homeowners have the misconception that windows and doors cannot be replaced in the winter. And that makes sense. It’s cold, my windows are there to keep the cold out… so why on earth would I rip holes in my house?!? Well, let me tell you...
Replacing a faulty, cracked, or warped window can save money on your energy bill and increase the value of your home. With the right tools, planning, and caution, you can replace the old windows in your home in a handful of steps.
This may indicate a roof leak, a hole in the siding or stucco, an improper head flashing, or a gap in the exterior caulking. The cause may be the window itself if it is of poor quality or doesn’t properly close due to being out of square.
Andersen Windows Expands Product Portfolio Creating More Options for Contemporary Design and Indoor/Outdoor Living
Before embarking on a full home remodel or if you’ve noticed some deterioration on your current windows, there are a few things you’ll want to consider.
From bitterly cold temperatures to black slush in your front entryway and more, winter can wreak some major havoc on your home. This year, keep your home in top shape during these extreme months with a few simple tips.
Replacing your old windows is always a wise investment. But, when selecting a replacement, you have some options to choose from. You can specify your window’s level of insulation and energy efficiency, along with a number of other things that are important to consider.