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Finishing Your New Home Exterior

Typically a person chooses a home design based on the functionality of the plan compared to their lifestyle and the style of house they typically prefer. House colors can be changed, but the new homeowner likely went into the market with a idea of what they want the outside of the house to be constructed of based on affordability and what they value as part of a nice home. People often overlook the need for finishing touches, which complete the house even though they seem to the layman to minor details.

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Door Styles for the Modern Home

Choosing a new door for your home can be an overwhelming experience because if you're like most people, there are several design styles you really like and realize you have to pick one and live with it for years to come. The first step is to determine the use of the door, whether as the front entry, a side door which you may use on a daily basis or stand alone. , and extra back door which is rarely used, or patio access doors. At that point, you'll need to decide whether security or cosmetic appeal is more important, and how you need the door to function and whether it is going to include a screen or storm door. There are a few basic types of door which most homes tend to have, and the home design may determine which options you have to choose from.

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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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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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When to Choose Non-Traditional or Standard Double Hung Window Styles

Some houses are better suited for traditional window designs than customized or specialty windows. Some people prefer a plain design that doesn't draw attention provided by double hung windows. That's fine, it's your house and should be pleasing to your eyes while suiting the practical needs of you and your family. On the other hand, specialty windows can provide practical functionality when used properly according to the intent of their design. There are a few considerations to evaluate when deciding what style of windows you want or need as replacements.

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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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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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