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Is Condensation a Sign That You Need New Windows?

In the winter, have you noticed the moisture on your windows? Is the moisture on all of your windows or a few of your windows? The moisture you are looking at is called condensation. During the winter months, many homeowners wonder whether the condensation on their windows is a sign that they need new windows or not. Keep reading to determine your next steps when it comes to condensation.

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Conserve Energy By Winterizing Your Windows

Winter is here, and it’s time to consider winterizing your windows. When you winterize your windows you reduce the amount of energy allowed to escape your home. You can lower your utility bill by winterizing your windows, even new replacement windows.

At Window World, we realize not everyone knows how to winterize their windows. With that in mind, we’ve created a how-to guide to help you winterize your windows effectively and efficiently.

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Five Great Ways to Winter-Proof Your Windows

A lot of window companies promote winter safety—and for good reason. Cold weather can wreak havoc on a home, spike electricity costs and damage window siding. Whether you’re facing a new window installation or seasonal protection, you should pay attention to your window’s overall health.

No, you don’t need to invest in a complete window replacement job to prepare for winter, but you should take care in defending your household. Check out the five window winter-proofing tips below:

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Are Window Insulation Kits Worth It?

Window insulation kits are popular, cheap and effective for most. That said, a little controversy surrounds the effectiveness of insulation film. Plastic window insulation kits are shunned by some due to their look. For others, shrink-wrapping a window’s open areas may be a shoddy DIY solution to a serious problem.

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4 Ways to Save Money on Energy-Efficient Windows

More and more homeowners are searching for ways to make their home more efficient. It’s a smart move, but transitioning to an energy-efficient home can be costly. All too often, purchasing an item that conserves energy can be costly. Fortunately, our team at Window World recently discovered four ways you can save money and get the energy-efficient windows you’ve been eyeing.

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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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Air Conditioning and New Windows

You may think of new windows as a project for winter time and a way to save on heating bills without having the discomfort of drafts and cold air coming inside your house. Many homeowners are just like you, winter is the time they realize the windows aren’t working properly. Unfortunately, you’re doing yourself a disservice not to consider new windows in the summertime. If you need new windows, they’re going to cost the same whether you buy them now or wait six months, but if you put off buying them you’ll simply pay higher bills and not have the value they provide for those six months thereby paying more in the big picture than if you simply go ahead and have them installed immediately.

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Summer Storm Damage

As if the heat of summer wasn’t hard enough on you, the thunder and hail storms which happen in the evening when the temperature drops can really do a number on your house. You and your family worked so hard, saved money, built credit, searched the market, and found the perfect home. You hired a contractor to customize the house to suit your specific needs. Then a storm hits and causes a bunch of damage. You want to sit down and cry, but relax, you don’t need to do that. Instead, make lemonade as you realize it’s the opportunity to make the upgrades you wanted and your house is going to be, better, in just a short bit of time.

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Save the Bill: Replacing Windows for Energy Consumption

Sometimes, you need to think outside the box to save money. Technology has come a long way, and you needn’t destroy your home’s power plan to spare the utility bill. If you’re already considering window replacement—you’re in luck. Energy efficient windows are quickly becoming viable homeowner options, and many window companies are offering energy efficient alternatives to homeowners seeking new windows to counteract energy loss, hot homes and expensive bills.

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Understanding R-Values and U-Values of Windows

Dated windows can compromise the security of your home so it’s natural to replace windows that aren’t functioning as they should. Unfortunately, choosing what windows to replace your existing windows with can be a bit of a challenge because there are so many options, and you may have very little knowledge of windows.

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