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Creative Ideas for Using Block Windows

Glass block windows can offer you a unique approach to designing any room in your home. Our Window World specialists of having helped dozens of clients in North St. Paul and the surrounding area create cool, unique concepts that work in almost any setting. Below are some of our favorite creative ideas for using block windows.

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Specialty Window Design and Installation

Windows aren't something the typical homeowner installs on a regular basis, and therefore is likely to need some advice should a need for new windows arise. Technology has changed the way windows are built since 50 years ago, and options have become available you may not have considered or even be aware of. Windows can be the basic double hung style with convenience and security features, but they can also be much more according to the needs of your house and what you want to accomplish by having new windows installed.

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Specialty Windows to Suit Your Needs

For most your house, standard double-hung windows are suitable for your needs and perform the function you need them to do. They open easily and close securely, they look nice, and they provide a good level of insulation to prevent high power bills through drafts or loss or internal heated or cooled air. There are some situations which require a specialty window, or there may be a particular room where you simply would prefer the convenience and décor of a window designed to perform more than the standard function.

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Looking Through a Window: Functions, Views and Memories

At Window World, windows are our business and we love what we do. New windows make a house beautiful, provide function and usefulness for the family who lives in the home, and helps cut down on power bills by keeping heated or cooled air inside and outdoor air outside. We also recognize how beautiful historic architecture can be and realize how some windows were built so well they don't need replacement. In such cases, there are means to upgrade a historic building to modern standards while keeping the historic architectural elements which distinguish the house as a local landmark.

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Home Design and the Windows You Want

Whether you're building a new home or renovating an older house, windows are an important design aspect which provide a functional use and cosmetic appeal. In many cases, the same blueprint design can look like a completely different house depending on window choices. It's important to discuss with your contractor what options are available and determine which windows will best serve your needs.

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When to Choose Non-Traditional or Standard Double Hung Window Styles

Some houses are better suited for traditional window designs than customized or specialty windows. Some people prefer a plain design that doesn't draw attention provided by double hung windows. That's fine, it's your house and should be pleasing to your eyes while suiting the practical needs of you and your family. On the other hand, specialty windows can provide practical functionality when used properly according to the intent of their design. There are a few considerations to evaluate when deciding what style of windows you want or need as replacements.

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Signs You Need New Windows

Every homeowner is aware they may want to replace their windows at some point in time. In some cases, it may be a matter of saving money and building equity in the house before upgrading to nicer windows than the house came with. The issue becomes glaringly obvious when living in an older home, or a house which wasn't taken care of properly by the previous owners, and the windows are damaged or don't function properly. The good news is that depending on how large your home is and how many windows it has, the replacement process doesn't have to be an expensive repair or even a large job which turns your home into a construction site for an extended period of time.

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Should You Buy Grid Windows?

When buying new windows, it’s a good idea to determine your home’s needs. A lot of homeowners consider grid windows, contacting their provider for a quick, professional installations. Also referred to as grilles or muntins, grids are window strips—made from vinyl, wood, aluminum or PVC—which divide a pane’s glass into smaller panes. If you’re considering buying grid windows, or if you want to know more about them, read on.

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5 Things You Should Consider When It Comes to Window Replacement

If you are like most homeowners, replacing your windows is a big home improvement project. You want to get the most energy-efficient windows your money can buy, while not breaking the bank. Beyond that, there are many other aspects you should consider before you swipe your credit card to ensure your windows are efficient. Keep reading to learn the five most important factors you should be considering when it comes to replacing your windows.

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Summer Is Coming, Can You Open Your Windows?

Nothing is quite as frustrating as windows which don't function properly when you want to open them to let in fresh air or close them securely before bed or leaving the house. Nearly as bad is when you can feel a cold draft coming in during the winter months and realize you're also losing air conditioning during the summer. Although in some cases a window can be repaired, these types of problems usually indicate it's time to replace the windows with new ones.

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