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​​3 Factors That Will Determine How Long Your Replacement Windows Will Last

If you are considering replacing your window, you are probably wondering how long you can expect these replacement windows to last. When determining the life expectancy of a replacement window, there are three key things to consider, but perhaps the most important thing you want to look for is durability. In this...

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7 Questions to Ask a Replacement Window Contractor Before Signing

If you are looking for a quality replacement window contractor, there are a few necessary and important steps you need to take. Finding a replacement window contractor can be as easy as a quick online search. But how do you know about the quality of their work and if they’re the right contractor for you? Searching...

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Can Vinyl Replacement Windows Be Painted?

Summer is a great time to give your home a refresh, and one of the best ways to spruce up your home is with a fresh coat of paint. However, there are some considerations you need to make before you paint your home, such as what can and cannot be painted. In particular, whether you can or cannot paint vinyl windows....

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Can I Install Replacement Windows Myself?

If you know you need a replacement window, it can be tempting to want to do the job yourself, especially if you have received a high estimate from a home improvement contractor for installing a replacement window. While some home improvement jobs can certainly be DIY, it can be difficult to know when to try it...

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Are Replacement Windows Worth the Money?

If you are considering replacing your windows in time for summer, you might be considering the cost of such a home improvement. The truth is replacement windows can be costly, so it’s important to truly understand whether the cost is a wise investment for your home. When improving your home, it is always best to...

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Do Replacement Windows Need to Be Smaller than the Original Window?

If you are considering  replacing your windows, you likely have plenty of thoughts running through your head, like which window frame and material is best, whether you need  Low-E coat windows and how much the whole process is really  going to cost. One part of a window replacement project you might have also...

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Help! Why Are My Windows and Siding Making Popping Sounds?

Picture this: You are lying in bed, trying to fall asleep. However, every time you shut your eyes, you are awakened by an incessant popping sound. You jump out of bed to try and find the source but to no avail… where is the sound coming from? Does this scenario sound familiar? It is more common than you might...

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Spring Remodel: Which Should You Replace First – Windows, Siding or Roof?

Following a long and cold winter, there is no better way to put a literal spring in your step than with a spring remodel. The harsh winter weather can oftentimes cause some damage to your home, and as everything begins to thaw out, now is the perfect time to start considering the home improvement projects you want...

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Are Your Windows Making Popping Noises? Here is What it Could Mean 

Have you recently started hearing popping noises coming from your windows? Do not worry, you aren’t simply hearing things that aren’t there! In fact, popping noises coming from your windows is a common enough problem, and there are a few reasons why this may be happening. In order to fix the problem, however, it is...

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The Most Energy Efficient Replacement Windows

Are window replacements on your home improvement to-do list this year? If not, perhaps they should be. Did you know that heat gain and heat loss through windows are responsible for 25%–30% of residential heating and cooling energy use  in the United States? For this reason, not only is it important your windows are...

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