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Why Upgrade Your Patio’s Sliding Doors?

Upgrading your patio sliding doors comes with a myriad of benefits ranging from a better quality of life to increased home value. Energy efficiency and ease of use make new doors a wise investment.  

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Double-Hung vs. Sliding Windows: Which is Best for You?

Double-hung and sliding windows have benefits that set them apart. Which windows are best for you? Window World Twin Cities can help you choose the right windows for your Minneapolis home.

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Window Profile: Sliding Windows

Unlike more traditional double hung windows, sliding windows open horizontally. Due to their function and the way they open, sliding windows could be a smarter option for your home. Available in a wide variety of colors, designs, materials, and finishes, sliding windows offer some advantages that may appeal to your taste and style. Below, we profile sliding windows and discuss their features and benefits.

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How to Winter-Proof Your Glass Sliding Door

A home that features sliding glass doors is a home that is vulnerable to the outside. Glass is a poor insulator. In sliding glass doors, the glass acts as a conductor for heat to go out and for sunlight and heat to invade the home during the summer. To reduce energy loss, we can replace your current slide doors with low-emissivity (low-E) doors. These type of doors are fitted with a special coating that prevents energy from penetrating through the door. If you’re looking for a more energy efficient solution, we can tell you about the benefits and features of low-E glass sliding doors. In the meantime, there are some steps you can take to insulate your current doors.

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What is Full-Frame Window Replacement?

Full-frame replacement windows are the same as new construction windows. We remove the entire window frame and the sash and replace it with a brand new frame and sash. The result is a weather-tight seal that creates an energy-efficient environment inside your home. By replacing the full frame, you now have options for installing larger windows and opening up your viewing area. Window World can custom install full-frame replacement windows for your home. We install double-hung, casement, and bay windows according to your specifications.

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Ranking the Best Windows on the Market: What is #1

There are all types of windows on the market today for residential properties. So no matter what you’re looking for you, you can get it at Window World. Which type of window is right for you? Below we rank the most popular windows and describe each. When you are ready for a window replacement, call us today. We can assess your current windows and make some recommendations as to the type of windows that will enhance your home design and provide protection for your family.

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Specialty Window Design and Installation

Windows aren't something the typical homeowner installs on a regular basis, and therefore is likely to need some advice should a need for new windows arise. Technology has changed the way windows are built since 50 years ago, and options have become available you may not have considered or even be aware of. Windows can be the basic double hung style with convenience and security features, but they can also be much more according to the needs of your house and what you want to accomplish by having new windows installed.

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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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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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