Save the Bill: Replacing Windows for Energy Consumption

Sometimes, you need to think outside the box to save money. Technology has come a long way, and you needn’t destroy your home’s power plan to spare the utility bill. If you’re already considering window replacement—you’re in luck. Energy efficient windows are quickly becoming viable homeowner options, and many window companies are offering energy efficient alternatives to homeowners seeking new windows to counteract energy loss, hot homes and expensive bills.

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French Patio Doors vs. Glass Sliding Doors

For years, sliding patio doors have been a must-have for families. These doors are a popular option for households across the United States. With the emergence of French patio doors, you may be wondering which door is the best option for your home. At Window World, our goal is to help you achieve your dream home. As a result, we wanted to help you make an informed decision about choosing between a sliding glass door and French doors for your patio.

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Matching Doors, Window and Siding

Every homeowner has at some point wondered about a redesign of their home’s exterior. You chose the house because you like the layout and the look, but of course you think about how it could be changed. There are computer simulations which can give you a general idea of how siding, windows, shutter, and doors can match or contrast to give your home a particular style. Additionally, here are a few general design concepts that typically work well with most homes to establish the style which your personal tastes.

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Hiring a Contractor: Check Their Credentials!

When it comes time to hire a contractor, there are a number of ways to go about finding one. Nearly everybody has a cousin or a friend of a friend who does contract work, or a recommendation from a neighbor, or perhaps a flyer was left on your front door some time ago. These are all perfectly good ways to initially find and contact a contractor, but then you want to check their credentials to assure they plan to do a great job, on time and professionally, and offer a fair price for their services.

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Doors and Windows: Your Access to the Outdoors

Doors and windows are arguably one of the most important aspects of your home’s exterior. The doors are the last thing you see when leaving and the first thing you see when returning home. Windows are your everyday access to the outdoors, whether viewing with heat or air conditioning on or opening for a mild breeze when the weather permits. The downside of windows and doors is how they can cause a heavy power bill or security risk when not functioning properly. Before installing windows in a new home, or before older houses develop a problem, it’s important to consider the options of how modern styles can provide great looks and function.

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Spring Cleaning for Your Gutters

Spring cleaning is a chance to make your house look nice and prepare for company you may entertain during the nice summer weather. An item often overlooked is the gutters. Your neighbors and guests, however, see if the gutters remain dirty but never notice them if properly cleaned on a routine schedule. Spring cleaning for your gutters depends on your circumstances and what they actually need once or twice per year to maintain a nice appearance.

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The Difference between Professional Window Installation and a DIY Project

Window installation in and of itself is not the most difficult of jobs, but it does require a special set of tools, knowledge and experience in order to be completed successfully. As a homeowner, you may have a general understanding of how to approach the project but likely don't have much experience with the specific task. This is why you really should hire a contractor rather than trying to do it yourself. Consider what could possibly go wrong, and the results of having an unforeseen problem. Not only the efficiency of your home is compromised, but also the safety of you and your family if such a problem arises and you don't have the window in place for several days until you can find the solution. 

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How to Evaluate a Potential Contractor

When the time comes and you need a great contractor, there are tried and true methods toward choosing one who can do the job, on time, and do it right so you can continue your life with as little disturbance as possible. If you’re fortunate, you’ll already know that contractor when you need him. If not, you have to find one you feel you can trust and work with.

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Why Replace Siding?

When looking at home improvements, you probably don’t think about the siding on the exterior of your home. It just is what it is, right? Not necessarily. Your home can take on the appeal of a brand new house or replicate the antiquity of a classic with a simple siding job according to your design style and the effect you want your home to portray.

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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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