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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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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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