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  • A Primer on Window and Door Styles

    Window and door styles are as varied as ever. Make sure you are aware of the terminology when you are shopping, so you can find exactly what you are looking for.…

  • Fall is Here, Time to Winterize Your Home

    Temperatures are falling quickly and before you blink the first winter storm will hit your home. Before that happens you need to take steps to ensure your home is properly winterized…

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    Energy Efficient Windows Explained

    For years I thought windows were windows. When it was too warm we’d draw the shades and if it was too cold we’d make sure the windows were closed tight. But…

  • Secure Your Home With Creative Landscaping

    Living in an urban environment sometimes means sacrificing some personal space. Houses are closer together, square footage is minimal, and neighbors don’t have to work very hard to be nosy with…

  • Window Wisdom: Perform a Window Audit

    This week we’re introducing a 3-part series called Window Wisdom, sponsored by Marvin Windows and Doors, where we will take an in depth look at the world of windows. In our…

  • Does Your Home Need Low-E Windows?

    When you’re installing new windows, Low-Emissivity (or Low-E for short) styles are almost standard. They will cost you somewhere around 10 to 15% more than traditional windows, but you can count…

  • Reconsider Replacing Windows

    We recently had the pleasure of interviewing renovation consultant, Bruce Irving and he shared with us his pet peeve which is homeowners who spend big money to replace windows all in…

  • Blinded by the Light

    Window treatments aren’t often considered for areas that require blinds but we’d like to think of these blinds themselves as a window treatment. During the day they soak up the sun…

  • Save Money and Energy by NOT Replacing Windows

    We’re always happy to see the latest newsletter from Bruce Irving in our email inbox and his latest edition doesn’t disappoint. He selects some of his favorite new products on the…

  • Window Decals for Privacy and Pretty

    Earlier this month Real Simple launched a bunch o’ blogs including Home and Organizing which counts Erin Doland of Unclutterer and Holly Becker of Decor8 as contributors. They should both bring…

  • Winterize Your Home

    imapix No matter how many space heaters you have or how hot your radiator is running, if your home isn’t properly insulated you are in for a long winter. The first…

  • Restoring Wood Frame Windows

    Over at HouseinProgress they’ve documented the window restoration of their 1914 Bungalow and pulled together a great matrix for determining if you should restore or replace your wood windows. Their post…

  • Secure Your Home for the Holidays

    Kevin McAllister went to some extreme, albeit hilarious, measures to keep the burglars out of his home, but whether you are gone for a weekend or two weeks it only takes…

  • Secure Your Home

    Most thieves are looking for the easiest score possible so if you take just a few preventative measures to secure your home, a thief will most likely look elsewhere.…

  • Hiding Ugly Windows

    An undesirable view, utilitarian casements, or ugly shutters can all be cause for you to hide your windows. As a homeowner you may have more options to replace windows or make…