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Blinds vs. Curtains: Which One Is Right for Your Home?

Thanasis Zovoilis/The Image Bank via Getty Images If you are choosing between installing blinds and curtains in your home, consider the style and look you want; your climate control, lighting and energy efficiency goals; and the costs involved in their installation and maintenance. This guide will help you decide whether curtains or blinds are best…

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Benefits to Hiring Window Washers

July 22, 2021 Reviewed by Asya Biddle, Cleaning Services Professional & Owner of The Dust Busters, Williamsport, PAWritten by HomeAdvisor. Benefits of Clean Windows Windows improve the look of your home, let in fresh air, and make your house more energy-efficient. This guide will explore the benefits of keeping your windows clean all year round….

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What Is Window Glazing? How and Why to Do It

Having properly sealed windows in your home can offer many benefits, including maximizing your curb appeal. If you’re looking to repair a window or two in your home, it’s important to know what window glazing is before getting started. Proper reglazing can help repair any deterioration and more efficiently contain the heating and cooling energy…

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19 Types of Window Styles

Different types of window styles can fit a wide range of lifestyle needs, building requirements and trends. The ideal window for your home not only depends on your practical and aesthetic preferences but also on how it fits within the broader context of your home’s design. Unlike certain DIY projects where a pro might be…

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Best Type of Replacement and Double-Hung Windows

When looking for the best type of replacement windows, you should consider shopping for the best double hung windows. They offer a classic look, and both the lower and upper sashes are operable. Their designs allow for a seamless airflow to improve the air quality of your home. Double-hung windows offer easy exterior cleaning from…

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Cheap Windows Buying, Installation & Replacement Guide

Studio D – On This Page: How to Find Cheap Windows By Type Best for the Money Disadvantages What Are Some Cheap Window Frame Options? Vinyl Aluminum Fiberglass Wood Prices by Material The Best Place to Buy Cheap Windows Window Company Pros and Cons When Is the Best Time to Buy Cheap Windows? Hiring…

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Single-Hung vs. Double-Hung Windows: What’s the Difference?

Left/Top: Photo: Diane / Adobe Stock Bottom/Right: Photo: pics721 / Adobe Stock On This Page: What Is a Double-Hung Window? What Is a Single-Hung Window? Appearance Cost Upkeep Durability Installation Life Span Environmental Impact Versatility and Customization Are Single- or Double-Hung Windows Better? Single- and Double-Hung Windows vs. Other Options Single- and double-hung windows are…

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Aluminum Windows vs. Vinyl: What’s the Difference?

Photo: Dariusz Jarzabek / Adobe Stock If you’re looking to replace a window or two or upgrade your home’s exterior, choosing the right frame can make all the difference in withstanding weather conditions and contributing to insulation. For example, while aluminum frames are usually thicker than vinyl, vinyl tends to be more effective at reducing…

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How to Replace, Install or Remove Windows in Your Home

Reviewed by Bob Tschudi, Expert Home Building and Remodeling Contributor. What Are Replacement Windows? A drop-in window replacement is when a homeowner replaces the glass section while keeping their existing frame. There are a couple of steps and considerations involved in this process. The guide below will help you determine what you need to know…

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Skylight Installation

A skylight is a great way to shed a little natural light into a home. By opening up your ceiling to the sun, you gain some interesting advantages. You add a bit of visual style to the architecture, some unique life to your interior, and a little radiance to a room’s atmosphere. Plus, by exploiting…

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