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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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Do New Energy-Efficient Windows Add Value to Your Home?

Your home is an investment. Over time, it will appreciate, hopefully. However, there are a multitude of home improvement projects that can increase the rate at which your home appreciates. You could renovate your kitchen or bathroom. You could also add an extra room to your home. Many people say adding new energy-efficient windows increases your home’s value too? But, do they? And, why?

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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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