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The Difference Between New and Old Style Windows

New windows aren’t the same as the windows of yesteryear. The simplest way of describing the changes is a wordy testament in modern building code which explains the expectations window manufacturers are required to abide by. The fact of the matter is new houses have new windows, older houses have old windows unless you’ve replaced them. The difference between new and old windows you see and experience daily as a homeowner is far more important than any explanation a contractor can give about why you need new windows.

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Window Planning for Your Custom Home

Building a custom home is beyond exciting. Instead of simply choosing a home from your local housing market, you get to design a home that will perfectly fit the needs of you and your family members. The added personalization makes it a personal milestone in life that many people only dream of accomplishing.

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The Benefits of Shatterproof Glass

Building a home or upgrading your home are both good reasons to consider new windows. With advances in the area of home construction, it’s important to know what’s available when it comes to protecting your home.

One new technology that provides numerous benefits to homeowners is shatterproof windows. The following are a few reasons you should consider purchasing shatterproof windows from us at Window World.

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Understanding R-Values and U-Values of Windows

Dated windows can compromise the security of your home so it’s natural to replace windows that aren’t functioning as they should. Unfortunately, choosing what windows to replace your existing windows with can be a bit of a challenge because there are so many options, and you may have very little knowledge of windows.

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The Benefits of Skylights in Your Home

Whether you are considering skylights for a new home or for your existing home, these windows offer your household many benefits.

Skylights are essentially windows placed on your roof. The unique location of these windows makes them much different from traditional windows. Keep reading to determine how installing skylights can transform your living experience.

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Common Household Signs Urging You to Replace Your Windows

One of the many ways you ensure that your home remains comfortable during the winter and summer months is by having the best windows. Windows keep your energy in your home, preventing you from using your air conditioner or heat too much. To ensure your windows are complementing your HVAC system, it is important to have up-to-date windows. The following are a few warning signs that your windows need replacing.

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Siding and Shutters: The Face of Your House

It doesn’t matter if you’re buying a new home, buying an older home, or have lived in the same home for quite some years. You’ve considered and discussed with friends what you’d like to do to make the house prettier. Siding and shutters are the first project to approach as they provide a structural advantage to the home while making it much more appealing from the road and as your guests arrive.

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Common Problems with Older Windows

Older window often have a timeless antiquity about them and a particular charm which makes homeowners want to keep them. Older windows also develop problems over time. It may be charming to you and your family how one window won’t open and another one won’t close completely, but those aren’t just nuisances you’re willing to put up with. Those windows detract from the value of the home if you plan to eventually sell, and they run up your power bills while you live there. Take a moment to consider how convenient it would be if you didn’t have daily problems with your current windows.

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Welcoming Your Guests with Inviting Doors

Investors understand the importance of curb appeal and know how to make a house look inviting from the street. Homeowners often think the concept means landscaping and maintaining a nice lawn, but there is more to it. The front door is what people notice as they arrive, and your friends also are aware of your patio doors as the use the deck or outdoor grilling area. Great doors add to the value of the home not only for cosmetic reasons but because they make the house more functional.

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The In's and Out's of Window Replacement

This is probably the last thing on your mind, but every home eventually needs to have new windows installed. They may get broken, or the frames may become damaged. It might be as simple as you come to realize they aren’t as beautiful as they once were and decide to start replacing them a few at a time each year so you don’t get to the point of having to replace them all at once. If they aren’t functioning properly, if they don’t open and close smoothly while latching securely you may just be tired of the frustration and shop for new windows.

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