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Energy Efficiency

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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How Insulated Wall Systems Keep Your Home Warm During Winter

Let’s get right to the point. If you implement a wall system or an insulative product in your home that doesn’t seal your home interior, then you’ve wasted time, money, and resources. It’s better to start over. This is where we come in. At Window World we provide complete insulated wall systems that fully protect your home regardless of how cold it gets outside. Read below to find out more about these unique building products.

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Why Vinyl Siding Outperforms All Other Types of Exterior Wall Siding

Thirty percent of all homeowners in America choose vinyl siding to protect their home from wind, rain, UV rays, and sub-freezing Minnesota winters. Vinyl siding is also the wall covering that Window World contractors prefer over all other types of covering. Let’s explore all the reasons why.

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Modern versus Traditional Options with Vinyl Siding

When compared to older home siding systems, modern vinyl designs offer many advantages over asbestos, aluminum, or even older versions of vinyl siding. The technologies used to produce vinyl siding has improved over the past decades, and the cosmetic features it has to offer has risen to the demands homeowners have requested. There are a few considerations to make when your house needs a new exterior and you begin to plan how to upgrade the home.

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What is R-Value and How Does it Apply to Your Home’s Insulation?

The whole point of insulation is to prevent air and moisture from penetrating through the walls of your home. Insulation can be implemented into the walls, the attic, and even underneath the house just below the flooring. Insulation is so vital to your building’s protection that it is regulated by the city, state, and federal agencies. These agencies essentially look for the following criteria:

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Does Siding Ever Need to Be Replaced?

Vinyl siding is sold as a lifetime solution to a home's exterior. Whether it covers or replaces an existing siding system on an older home, or if it is in fact the outer covering of a new home, vinyl siding is the most efficient system available in today's building systems for efficiency and permanency. However, sometimes siding needs to be replaced. It may be due to storm damage, it may be due to repeated damage over the years, or you may simply want a different style of appeal applied to the outside of your home. Although siding is designed to maintain its structural integrity and protect your home, there are situations in which you may want to replace it.

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How Long Does Insulation Last?

If your energy bills keep going up, you might have an insulation problem. Over time, insulation wears down. Weather, critters and general age can degrade your home’s temperature protection. That said, you can find out how long your insulation will last before a swap-out is needed. Depending on your home’s insulation type, you’ll be protected for a few decades. That said, a few factors can greatly reduce your insulation’s lifespan.

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The Problems You May Face With DIY Siding Projects

Siding is one of the most popular options when it comes to home exteriors. Millions of people love the flawless, finished look siding gives their home come compared to brick. Unfortunately, the desire to have siding on their homes encourages many homeowners to install their siding without the help of a professional. If you are one such homeowner, consider the following problems many homeowners run into when they install their siding.

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How to Choose the Perfect Patio Door

Entry doors are important to your home. Doors add to the overall look of your home both as an interior feature and an exterior feature. If you have patio doors, then they contribute significantly to the aesthetics of your home, so it makes sense to choose your next patio door wisely. The following are some factors you should consider before choosing your next set of patio doors.

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3 Ways Your Windows, Doors and Siding Cost You Money

The average U.S. home loses 30%-50% of its heating and cooling energy due to air leaks around windows and doors and drafts penetrating the siding. Over time, even the highest quality home materials will show signs of wear and tear. A comprehensive evaluation from a trained window and door installation specialist will reveal critical areas in your home where air and moisture are getting in, and your money is leaking out.

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