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Do Additional Panes Increase Your Windows Energy Efficiency?

When we talk about energy efficient windows, homeowners automatically think that we’re referring to double to triple pane windows. It’s logical to believe that an additional pane would reduce the amount of air, heat, or cold air invading the home. But does it? Below, we take a look at double or triple windows and whether or not their an energy efficient solution for your home.

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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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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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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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Comparing the Five Most Popular Windows for Homeowners in North St. Paul

Comparing the Five Most Popular Windows for Homeowners in North St. Paul

If you're getting ready to purchase windows, there are some things you need to know. First, not all windows are the same. In our 20 years in business, Window World experts have concluded that vinyl windows are made with the highest quality materials in the industry. You simply will not find a better window.

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The Wonderful World of Windows

Windows are probably not something you think about often as they're just a part of your house which lets light in and allows you a view of outdoors. On occasion you clean them and on days with nice weather you open them to let in fresh air. As long as they open and close smoothly and lock securely you've never considered the options available with modern or customized windows, yet there are new designs available which can provide features you'll truly enjoy having as part of your home.

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Understanding Windows: Old, New, and Available Options

Windows are an important aspect of any house or building for a number of reasons. They have to both look nice and function properly, otherwise you might as well just have a wall without the window even being there. They also add to the efficiency of the home by sealing the exterior against bad weather, or opening easily to allow nice weather to come in. Different window styles can add function and value to any room according to specific needs, or a basic window style can provide the function of the window without distracting from a different focal point in the room.

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Do New Windows Add Value to Your Home?

Whether you anticipate living in your home for years, or you want to put it on the market in a few months, you may be contemplating a home project that will add value to your home. Value-added projects are those projects that increase the value in your home on the market. From new siding to a manicured lawn, there are real ways you can increase your home’s value in a weekend. Specifically, you can replace your old windows.

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Why Do You Need New Windows?

When a window is physically and visibly broken, especially the frame, it's obvious to anyone it needs to be replaced. There are other more subtle reasons for replacing a window which often means the window is broken in a way which isn't clearly obvious. When the windows don't open and close smoothly, don't lock, or have a draft in the winter and allow warm air inside during the summer, they are structurally compromised. Other reasons to replace windows may be to upgrade to modern window features, change window styles, or simply for cosmetics if the old ones appear worn out.

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Doors and Windows: Your Access to the Outdoors

Doors and windows are arguably one of the most important aspects of your home’s exterior. The doors are the last thing you see when leaving and the first thing you see when returning home. Windows are your everyday access to the outdoors, whether viewing with heat or air conditioning on or opening for a mild breeze when the weather permits. The downside of windows and doors is how they can cause a heavy power bill or security risk when not functioning properly. Before installing windows in a new home, or before older houses develop a problem, it’s important to consider the options of how modern styles can provide great looks and function.

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