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Top 4 Ways New Entry Doors Make Your Home Better

The exterior of your home -- from the way your yard is landscaped to how your Minnesota house looks as people are walking up sidewalk -- makes a distinct first impression. If you are like most homeowners, you want that first impression to be a positive one. Choosing the right exterior door is one such way to do so. As the entry to your home, replacing your entry door reaps you the following benefits: 


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Top 3 Reasons To Spring For Siding Replacement When You're Trying To Sell Your House

It is no secret that selling your home can feel like a gamble. There are so many variables that often seem to be out of your control. For example, is the housing market hot or subdued in your part of Minnesota? Is your home located in a desirable part of town? Many other questions come up as well. 


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French Doors Or French Rail Doors: Which One Is Best For You?

French doors often provide unfettered views of the outdoors of your home. Typically installed in rooms that are more formal in nature, they offer you the opportunity to customize your entrance to meet your unique needs. With the advent of French rail doors, though, you can enjoy the design and feel of French doors with the practicality of a sliding glass door. Which one is best for your needs? Keep the following tips in mind when making your choice. 


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The Benefits Of New Windows In The Summer

With summer right around the corner, it’s time for you to consider what upgrades your home needs. The warm weather brings you plenty of opportunities to hire an expert to tackle all of your projects so that you don’t have to worry about doing it.

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Want A Tax Credit For Energy-Efficient Windows? Here's What to Look For

If you'd like to take advantage of the U.S. Government's tax credits for energy-efficient windows, you need to look for two labels: the blue-and-yellow Energy Star label, and the white National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) label. The NFRC is a nonprofit, industry-recognized certification board for windows and doors. Their label offers raw numbers; Energy Star tells you whether or not those numbers mean a better-performing window.

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Spring Window Cleaning Tips

 

Oh, how glorious it is to open your windows to the world after months of trying to keep the elements at bay. Now we’re anxious to let in the fresh spring breezes and the delicious sunlight that seems so scarce during the winter months.

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The Elements of New Windows

In our last post, we looked at some scenarios in which homeowners might want to consider window replacement. If you have decided to replace your old windows with energy-efficient ones, there are four main factors to consider: frame, glass, design, and installation.

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Quick Guide: Do I Need New Windows ?

There are many reasons to get new windows in your home. The first thing you’ll notice is the aesthetic change that new windows bring to a home. Warmth, richness, and architectural impact are what you see first. The increased luminosity can help bring spaces alive, in addition to increasing your home’s energy efficiency. But looks aside, what are some other signs that you might need window replacement?


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What Are Casement Windows? Here Are 4 Things to Know

For the uninitiated, casement windows are hinged windows that open outward like doors. But unlike a door, casement windows are not opened with a knob or a handle, but rather by a crank. Here are some more aspects of casement windows that you might not know.


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When To Repair Windows And Doors?

Anywhere you have an open portal to the elements, you run the risk of losing energy. Windows and doors fit this description perfectly. Did you feel a draft coming from a door or window this winter? How about condensation or frost? If the answer is yes, you should take a closer look at your home’s openings to the outside.

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