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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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Invisible Damages: How Your Windows are Wearing Down

When it comes to window repair, a lot of homeowners consider themselves up-to-date with their household’s health. While they may take extra care in protecting the home front, they may be overlooking important window problems. Windows can be damaged instantly, but they can also accrue damage over time. To avoid costly window replacement, protect your installation and maintain a safe household, check out the lesser-known window damages 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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Does Your Siding Match Your House?

Although to some extent the idea of your siding is to set the tone for your house and if doors, windows, and shutters don't match they trim is what doesn't match, there are sometimes an exception to the rule. Of course white or off-white siding is going to match any building it is on, but does it match the personality of you and your family? A tan or gray siding may suit you better if you live on a wooded lot and decorate toward an informal cottage or cabin décor. A brighter colored siding may be more suitable if you're a known fun loving extrovert who throws lots of parties. Then again, the white may be best if you want a sleek formal look of clearly divided clean lines.

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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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The Wonderful World of Windows

Windows are probably not something you think about often as they're just a part of your house which lets light in and allows you a view of outdoors. On occasion you clean them and on days with nice weather you open them to let in fresh air. As long as they open and close smoothly and lock securely you've never considered the options available with modern or customized windows, yet there are new designs available which can provide features you'll truly enjoy having as part of your home.

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Form and Function: Do You Have the Best Windows?

Windows are an integral part of every home design, and although they probably aren't something you think about every day, it's a good idea to consider whether you have the best windows available or if a replacement may serve your needs better. The fact of the matter is, there are so many styles and designs of windows and specialized features with modern windows it can be confusing as to what might work best for any situation. The bottom line is to find a balance between your goals of cosmetic appeal and practical function to determine if you want to install new windows and what style you prefer.

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Understanding Windows: Old, New, and Available Options

Windows are an important aspect of any house or building for a number of reasons. They have to both look nice and function properly, otherwise you might as well just have a wall without the window even being there. They also add to the efficiency of the home by sealing the exterior against bad weather, or opening easily to allow nice weather to come in. Different window styles can add function and value to any room according to specific needs, or a basic window style can provide the function of the window without distracting from a different focal point in the room.

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