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See our most recent blog post about home improvement, replacement window, roofing, siding, insulation and air sealing solutions at Windows on Washington below.

Which Siding is Best For Improving Your Home's Energy Efficiency?

When it comes to keeping your home comfortable and, at the same time keeping energy costs down, there are many home improvement projects that can assist. An energy efficient home is a happy home. Why? First of all, it helps keep costs down when cooling your home in summer and warming it in winter. Secondly, it...

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Save On Energy & Cooling Costs With These 5 Home Improvement Tips

There is no time quite like the Summer; the days are longer and warmer, and it is a beautiful time to be outdoors in the fresh air. Yet while we are all getting out and about a bit more, we are still spending plenty of time in our homes to keep healthy and well. And, the more we are inside, the more we use our air...

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5 Important Things to Look for in a Siding Contractor

When improving your home, you want to ensure you can trust the  home improvement contractor  you have hired for the job. Essentially, you are inviting a stranger into your home, asking them to make some significant changes, and paying them for their time when the job is finished. All in all, you need to trust the...

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6 Signs Your Siding Needs to Be Replaced (And Soon!)

Have you noticed any of the following problems around your home; high heating or cooling bills, needing to frequently paint your home, fading and chalking,  or dry rot or mold? There could be a variety of reasons for these problems, but the likely and most common reason is that your siding is not working at its...

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Why Are My Windows And Siding Making Popping Noises?

Perhaps one of the most common questions we get at WoW is from clients who are concerned about “popping” noises coming from either their siding or windows (or sometimes both). If you have ever heard these popping sounds before, you will know they can be slightly confusing and oftentimes quite annoying! In fact, if...

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The Best Siding to Lower Heating Costs If You Live in Maryland or Virginia

If you own a home in Maryland or Virginia, you may be wondering what the best siding is for you. Different types of siding offer different benefits, and there are quite a few factors you need to take into account when it comes to choosing the best siding for your needs. Factors such as price, durability, look and...

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Which Siding Material Goes the Distance?

 

When it comes to siding materials, a common question we get asked at Windows on Washington is, “Which siding material is the most durable?” The answer to that is twofold, and we will be discussing it in detail in this article. But firstly, why is siding important? Siding  is your home’s main form of protection...

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Why Your Windows or Siding Are Making Popping Sounds

 

Have you ever heard popping sounds that appear to be coming from your windows or siding? You are not going crazy, we promise! In fact, popping sounds are a fairly common issue (albeit an annoying one). There are a few reasons why your siding or windows are making such noises, but most commonly it is due to the...

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Should You Invest in New Siding?

As we move into fall, now is a great time to start thinking about those home improvement projects you have been putting off all Summer. Perhaps you have been delaying them because you are unsure whether or not they are a worthwhile investment. When done correctly, most home improvement projects offer an excellent...

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The Best Siding To Improve Your Energy Efficiency & Lower Utility Bills

Your home’s energy efficiency is important for a few reasons, but perhaps the two most important reasons are: an energy efficient home is good for the environment and good for your wallet. There are a few ways you can improve the overall energy efficiency of your home, yet one of the most beautiful  and most...

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