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5 Ways Your Windows Are Begging You To Replace Them

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(Scroll to the bottom to see the “after” version of these windows!) While you’re going about your business day to day, whether it’s work or play, entertaining friends or enjoying time with family, watching TV or working on your Great American Novel, you’re probably not thinking much about your windows. But once in a while they make themselves known in some very obvious ways, and when that happens it means only one thing: time to replace them! Here are five ways that ailing windows act out and let you know in no uncertain terms that they’ve thrown in the towel….

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3 Patio Door Styles That Look Great And Improve Your Home

3 Patio Door Styles That Look Great And Improve Your Home

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Doors and windows can make a huge impact on the beauty, comfort and functionality of your home. And when you combine doors with windows into the patio styles we’re about to tell you about here, you can create stunning effects that not only look great but make it so easy to get into and out of your house that you’ll almost forget they’re separate spaces. Windows – and the doors that ensconce them – play a unique role in your home. They can be seen from both the inside and outside, which means you can appreciate them whether you’re relaxing…

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4 Beautiful Vinyl Siding Options To Improve Curb Appeal

4 Beautiful Vinyl Siding Options To Improve Curb Appeal

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Vinyl siding as a building material is less than three-quarters of a century old, but the debate over using it seems as timeless as the universe itself. Proponents praise its cost-effectiveness, ease of maintenance and beauty. Detractors insist that the only truly beautiful building material is wood. You can probably guess where we stand on the subject! While wood, and even other siding types like brick, stone and stucco are all beautiful in their own right, only vinyl affords you the flexibility in colors, styles, and shapes. And it’s the only siding type that you can keep looking beautiful for…

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Benefits Of Composite Decking Vs. Wood

Benefits Of Composite Decking Vs. Wood

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Few things embody summer like a back yard deck, conjuring images of family barbecues and lazy afternoons lounging in a hammock or on a chaise. But maintaining a wood deck can be a pretty major chore, from scrubbing and staining to repairing and replacing damaged boards. You’re probably also no stranger to splinters in your feet, which can really put a damper on your summer fun. Wood decks have a certain charm, but if you’re not up for the endless power washing, sealing, staining, repairing and replacing that goes along with keeping it looking great, why not replace your old…

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The Unsung Benefits Of A Portico Over Your Home’s Entryway

The Unsung Benefits Of A Portico Over Your Home’s Entryway

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The humble portico, that under-appreciated covering above your front door, has a rich history in ancient and classical architecture. Porticos have their roots in Greece, where they served as the entrance to temples, and have been featured in some of the most memorable landmarks in the world – from the Greek Parthenon to the Roman Pantheon and the United States Capitol! These days, porticos grace the front doors of homes in suburbs everywhere, in styles ranging from rustic to modern, short to towering, narrow to sprawling the full length of a porch. If the last time you thought of your…

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Spring Cleaning Checkup: Are Your Windows A Victim Of Glass Failure?

Spring Cleaning Checkup: Are Your Windows A Victim Of Glass Failure?

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The photo above is a “before” shot. These windows suffered from their age. Scroll to the bottom to see the “after”! As soon as the weather warms up it seems like everyone comes out of hibernation to begin the season’s customary cleanup. Siding gets washed, decks get stained, leaves and lawns get tended – and if you’re like most of us, windows get a good washing after a winter of snow, rain, storms, and grime kicked up from roads full of salt and sand. But as you wash your windows, you may notice that they just don’t seem to be coming clean….

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Prepare Your Home For Winter With This 5-Point Inspection

Prepare Your Home For Winter With This 5-Point Inspection

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The days grow darker, the winds bite harder, and all the leaves are brown. There comes a point, no matter how hard we try, when the shift from fall to winter can no longer be ignored. Just like your wardrobe and your car, your home must be prepared to weather the coming storms. Checking the following five points in and around your home will give you peace of mind in the coming winter months. #1: Gutters If you noticed a lot of icicles last year, it may have been a sign that your gutters needed clearing or replacing. Before the…

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Are Energy Star Windows Worth It?

Are Energy Star Windows Worth It?

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It’s late October and those blustery fall winds have started. This is when you notice it: they’re not just stripping your trees bare and swirling dead leaves around outside. They’re also leaking into your house through windows past their prime. You want to watch those winds go by—not feel them! So, to save on heating bills and make your home a cozy haven in the coming months, you start thinking about window replacement. You start looking around and that’s when you notice them. They’re everywhere! Energy Star stickers. But what exactly do they mean? More importantly, is it worth the…

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The Perfect Time To Start Your Home Improvement Project Is…

The Perfect Time To Start Your Home Improvement Project Is…

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Remember how you felt in April? Spring had just begun and summer days stretched before you, promising family, fun, time spent outdoors… and those home improvement projects waiting on your list, collecting dust. Now fall is fast approaching. Where did the time go? What’s worse is that somehow, yet again, those projects didn’t get done. But don’t worry that they’ll have to wait another year or beat yourself up for letting the spring and summer slip by. We’ve got some good news for you, because the best time to install vinyl siding, and replace roofing, windows and doors is right…

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Thinking DIY For Your Vinyl Siding Installation? Think Again!

Thinking DIY For Your Vinyl Siding Installation? Think Again!

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It can’t be that hard, can it? You watched an episode of your favorite home renovation TV show and you know what to look out for. You’re confident that they covered all the bases, but still you did your own research, just to be sure, and the YouTube videos all made it look like child’s play — one guy even whistled while he worked. You found a reputable vinyl siding manufacturer, picked a color, and have credit card in hand. You’re ready to start your DIY project! But before going any further, consider the following. It just might save you…

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