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Palladian Windows 101

Palladian widows have charmed homeowners and visitors alike for centuries. Here’s a quick rundown of the pros and cons. What are Palladian windows? Traditional Palladian windows have three openings, topped in the middle with an arched frame. Palladian windows are common in administrative, residential and commercial buildings. What are the benefits of Palladian windows? Palladian…

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Common Questions about Thermal Windows

Thermal Replacement Windows – Questions & Answers

With all of the ads out there, it’s hard to tell what is true and what is somebody selling something. So what is the truth about thermal replacement windows? Here are straight answers to the most commonly asked questions about windows: Q. What’s the difference between the windows I have now and thermal replacement windows?…

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Interior Shutters: The Forgotten Window Covering

Homeowners, who are fed up with trying to beat their curtains clean or keep the cats from clawing floor-length drapes, often run to the nearest box store to find basic window blinds. Nothing against the growing popularity of this window covering, but you should at least consider the convenience and reliability of window shutters. Interior…

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Exterior window shutters

Dual Pane Windows – Common Questions

Dual pane windows are great to reduce energy loss and to make homes more comfortable by insulating against noise and drafts. But when moisture forms between the panes of glass, homeowners usually have no idea whether to call a window expert, the local glass company or a general handyman. Q: One of the dual-pane windows…

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Double-Paned Window Repair

We can’t tell you what to do about your kids when they send that baseball flying into your double-paned window, but we can tell you what to do to repair the window. Of course, what we tell you may not make you any happier with the situation, either. Once the glass has broken in your…

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Window framing

Storm Window Frames

The whole point behind storm windows is their inherent energy efficiency. The extra barrier they provide helps insulation. Their low-emissive panes block harmful UV rays from entering the house and impede additional heat transfer. And they also protect against any seeping air flow which may occur. However, in order for these products to achieve all…

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Screened in porch

Take Care of Your Screens and Keep the Bugs Out

Screen repair is one of the most put off home improvement projects largely because most people are unaware that screens can be repaired in the first place. Add to that the fact that few people realize there are companies out there that specialize in screen restoration and screen repair, and it’s easy to see why…

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Sealing Windows

It comes as no surprise to most homeowners that windows are one of the greatest sources of heat loss in a home. Energy-efficient windows are a great idea for a home improvement project, but no matter how great your window panes are, they don’t do much good without proper installation and window sealing. Once you’ve…

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wire glass

Wire Glass Windows – Where to Use & Where Not to Use

Wire glass is a common sight in schools, businesses, and hotels across the nation. It is manufactured primarily as a fire retardant, with wire mesh inlaid in the glass to prevent it from shattering and breaking out under stress or when exposed to high temperatures. With the window intact, the glass keeps the fire at…

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Exterior window shutters

Exterior Window Shutters: Perfectly Practical, or Just Plain Pretty

The inside of a house should be both attractive to and comfortable for the people who live in it. But what about the outside? Most homeowners would agree that a home’s exterior should not only compliment its interior, but express the individuality of its residents as well. One way that many have found to accent…

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