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How to Winter-Proof Your Glass Sliding Door

A home that features sliding glass doors is a home that is vulnerable to the outside. Glass is a poor insulator. In sliding glass doors, the glass acts as a conductor for heat to go out and for sunlight and heat to invade the home during the summer. To reduce energy loss, we can replace your current slide doors with low-emissivity (low-E) doors. These type of doors are fitted with a special coating that prevents energy from penetrating through the door. If you’re looking for a more energy efficient solution, we can tell you about the benefits and features of low-E glass sliding doors. In the meantime, there are some steps you can take to insulate your current doors.

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Why You Shouldn’t Install Replacement Windows Yourself

DIY projects are everywhere. Homeowners undertake a massive project on their own without the help of professionals. Why? Mainly to save money. They may also believe that they can perform a DIY job as good as the experts. We’re not here to debate that point. We often find, however, that several issues arise when homeowners try to replace the windows in their home. We explain some of these issues below and why you should hire a certified, experienced window company for a window replacement.

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Door & Window Problems: What are They Telling You?

Your house may not be haunted, but the windows and doors are trying to tell you something about what’s going on inside. If you notice particular activity or the condition of your home’s components, it could be a sign that the outside elements are affecting your home interior. You can find clues about the state of your windows and doors by the way they look, feel, and sound. Below, we discuss some of the symptoms of deteriorating doors and windows and what you can do about it.

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LeafProof Gutter Covers are a Wise Investment. Here’s Why:

Every year we welcome the leaves, branches, and debris that come with the transition to fall. Unfortunately, they sometimes will clog your gutters. The solution? We recommend installing LeafProof gutter systems to fully protect your gutters from all falling objects. We have found that these are the best covers on the market today. Not only do they work well, but they also match virtually any gutter system regardless of the design. Below is a summary of why purchasing LeafProof gutters is a sound investment.

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5 Bay and Bow Window Design Tips

When it comes to stunning window designs, nothing replaces bay and bow window concepts. They give character and class to any home no matter what type of structure you live. At Window World, we help homeowners add that decorative touch by creating exhilarating bow and bay window designs. Are you looking for some ideas? Below are great starting points that will help you personalize your windows.

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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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Two Options for Revitalizing Your Gutter System

If your gutters look like they’ve had enough, then you can get brand new gutters from Window World. New gutters will be effective at channeling rainwater away from the base of your home. This reduces or eliminates flooding, standing water, and puddle splashes that can stain your vinyl siding. Below we look at two different types of gutters. We’ll discuss their features and advantages.

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Why You May Want New Siding

Siding on a home, and especially vinyl siding, is expected to last forever outside of a disaster situation of fire or a fallen tree. In general terms and practical consideration, if the vinyl siding is cleaned annually and repaired when problem arise after storms or other physical damage occurs, it will last “forever” regarding the homeowner's lifetime. However, everything on Earth has a breaking point, and even siding can reach a point at which it needs to be replaced to maintain your home's appearance and continue to provide the function for which the siding was designed of protecting the rest of your home from the weather.

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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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Why Your Entry Doors Matter

When it comes to your home’s exteriors, there are very few aspects that stand out to guests. From the vantage point of the road, the most important aspect of your home is your entry door, but why? The following are a few reasons the entry door you choose matters.

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