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Specialty Windows to Suit Your Needs

For most your house, standard double-hung windows are suitable for your needs and perform the function you need them to do. They open easily and close securely, they look nice, and they provide a good level of insulation to prevent high power bills through drafts or loss or internal heated or cooled air. There are some situations which require a specialty window, or there may be a particular room where you simply would prefer the convenience and décor of a window designed to perform more than the standard function.

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Looking Through a Window: Functions, Views and Memories

At Window World, windows are our business and we love what we do. New windows make a house beautiful, provide function and usefulness for the family who lives in the home, and helps cut down on power bills by keeping heated or cooled air inside and outdoor air outside. We also recognize how beautiful historic architecture can be and realize how some windows were built so well they don't need replacement. In such cases, there are means to upgrade a historic building to modern standards while keeping the historic architectural elements which distinguish the house as a local landmark.

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Home Design and the Windows You Want

Whether you're building a new home or renovating an older house, windows are an important design aspect which provide a functional use and cosmetic appeal. In many cases, the same blueprint design can look like a completely different house depending on window choices. It's important to discuss with your contractor what options are available and determine which windows will best serve your needs.

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A Beautiful Home Exterior

A beautiful home exterior is something everyone wants, and can obtain with proper planning and design skills. Whether you're renovating an older home or upgrading a relatively new house, there are proven means to make your house have curb appeal and offer an inviting welcome when you have company. Certain aspects of the house are noticeable from the street or as someone pulls into your driveway, other parts of the house become obvious as a guest walks along the sidewalk from the driveway to your door. Once you understand what's important, you can design your home in a way that will make all your friends want to come visit.

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Signs You Need New Windows

Every homeowner is aware they may want to replace their windows at some point in time. In some cases, it may be a matter of saving money and building equity in the house before upgrading to nicer windows than the house came with. The issue becomes glaringly obvious when living in an older home, or a house which wasn't taken care of properly by the previous owners, and the windows are damaged or don't function properly. The good news is that depending on how large your home is and how many windows it has, the replacement process doesn't have to be an expensive repair or even a large job which turns your home into a construction site for an extended period of time.

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Should You Buy Grid Windows?

When buying new windows, it’s a good idea to determine your home’s needs. A lot of homeowners consider grid windows, contacting their provider for a quick, professional installations. Also referred to as grilles or muntins, grids are window strips—made from vinyl, wood, aluminum or PVC—which divide a pane’s glass into smaller panes. If you’re considering buying grid windows, or if you want to know more about them, read on.

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Comparing the Five Most Popular Windows for Homeowners in North St. Paul

Comparing the Five Most Popular Windows for Homeowners in North St. Paul

If you're getting ready to purchase windows, there are some things you need to know. First, not all windows are the same. In our 20 years in business, Window World experts have concluded that vinyl windows are made with the highest quality materials in the industry. You simply will not find a better window.

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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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Summer Is Coming, Can You Open Your Windows?

Nothing is quite as frustrating as windows which don't function properly when you want to open them to let in fresh air or close them securely before bed or leaving the house. Nearly as bad is when you can feel a cold draft coming in during the winter months and realize you're also losing air conditioning during the summer. Although in some cases a window can be repaired, these types of problems usually indicate it's time to replace the windows with new ones.

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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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