Good windows are much more than just a means to a room with a view. During the spring, your windows let in a waft of fresh springtime air. During the summer, windows open up a stuffy, hot space and invite the cool breeze into your home. They also protect us during storms and keep out rain. But it’s during the winter that our windows are truly put to the test.
When you think of French doors, you probably think of style and elegance. French doors are universally beloved and bring a much-needed beauty to homes of all styles from Craftsman bungalows to ranch homes. Most of us associate French doors with the architectural look they bring to a home, but did you know they’re more than just a pretty face?
Choosing the right windows for your home can completely change its look and feel. A perfect window will provide so much more than just a pretty view. When chosen wisely, it can completely change the exterior and interior look of your home while lowering your home’s annual energy costs and footprint. That’s why it’s a good idea to carefully weigh the needs of your home and your family when choosing your home’s new windows.
There are many reasons you might decide to renovate your home. Perhaps you’re getting ready to place your home on the market and you want to increase its ROI. Or you’ve recently purchased a home that could use some updating. Whether you’re adding to your home’s curb appeal or increasing your energy savings, designing your home’s new windows, doors, and siding is the fun part.
The openness of your home and access to outdoor living spaces impact your quality of life in subtle ways. Entertaining guests, enjoying a cool breeze, or being able to relax and watch outdoor TV are all influenced by patio doors. Below are ways in which new patio doors can enhance your home and life.
Are you renovating your home's patio? You probably have a lot in mind, from landscaping that will look great year-round to trendy outdoor furniture. While you're planning your dream patio, don't forget about patio doors! These can make a big difference in the look and functionality of your new space. Here are a few things to think about:
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.
The sliding door you choose will have a significant impact on both sides of the wall of your home design. You have several factors to consider before selecting the right patio door. Window World offers a wide range of door options that match any style or taste. We go over some of the possibilities and factors you should think about as you begin your project. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us here in Minneapolis.
Your house may not be haunted, but the windows and doors are trying to tell you something about what’s going on inside. If you notice particular activity or the condition of your home’s components, it could be a sign that the outside elements are affecting your home interior. You can find clues about the state of your windows and doors by the way they look, feel, and sound. Below, we discuss some of the symptoms of deteriorating doors and windows and what you can do about it.
Whether you are interested in remodeling or building a new home, our Design Showcase tool provides a unique opportunity to create and display your custom preferences. The Design Showcase is easy to use and can help you spark your ideas at the click of a button. After you click the start button on the page, the application will open to the main menu. From there, we’ll show you a wide range of options that include window, room options, colors, as well as design tools. The Design Showcase has been programmed to work on Windows and Mac computers, smartphones and other devices.