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Is it Time to Replace Those Old Basement Windows?

Posted by Lee Lumber on Feb 6, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Basement windows are often overlooked and neglected, even when we replace all the windows in our home!  Keeping the bottom of our home insulated and sealed up is important for the overall energy efficiency of your entire home.  

If you need to replace your old basement windows, there are a few things that you should first consider.  First of all, is your basement finished, or unfinished?  This will make a big difference in the type of window you choose.

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Topics: Windows

Does Your Home Makeover Include New Windows?

Posted by Lee Lumber on Jan 27, 2017 8:00:00 AM

 

If you are considering a home makeover project, you may be wondering where you can find beautiful and quality crafted new windows, at the best value. There are several reasons why you want to replace your windows, perhaps they are old and no longer open and close smoothly. If this is the case they could also be drafty or have broken seals allowing winter air into your home, skyrocketing your utility bill. Or maybe you are wanting to freshen up the look of your home and you are just tired of painting those old window frames!

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Topics: Windows

Understanding Energy Efficient Windows

Posted by Lee Lumber on Jan 16, 2017 10:00:00 PM

If you’re looking for energy efficient replacement windows, consider these factors for maximum energy efficiency.  Replacing single pane windows with double or triple pane windows, along with the proper glazing choice will provide cost savings, comfort, and long lasting value to your home.   Consulting with window experts on the following factors will ensure that your new purchase pays you back in energy savings in a very short time.

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Topics: Windows

The Appeal of Laminated Glass Windows

Posted by Lee Lumber on Dec 27, 2016 7:00:00 PM

Laminated glass windows are highly specialized types of glass panes which can provide additional safety for your home or business. Unlike most glass, when one of these specialized windows is broken, it will stay in place. This means that it will not shatter into pieces inside or outside of the area around it. Its special construction also makes it a reliable security measure against forced entries.  Due to the significant increase in cost, laminated glass is only of value in appropriate locations and installations.

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Topics: Windows

Velux Skylights Buying Guide

Posted by Lee Lumber on Oct 19, 2016 10:00:00 AM

If you are considering Velux skylights, this short guide can help you determine which Velux products are the right ones for your home.

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Topics: Windows

Why Buy Windsor Windows?

Posted by Lee Lumber on Sep 26, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Windsor Windows offers that personal touch that can make your home look amazing. If you are considering a window replacement project, you want windows that not only look unique, but are durable during harsh weather conditions. Windsor Windows has a long-standing reputation of being one of the highest quality windows on the market and at a great value. These windows are known for being among the most durable, energy efficient, and stylish with a wide range of looks.  

Windsor Windows has three primary product lines including Pinnacle Wood, Pinnacle Clad, Legend Cellular , and Next Dimension Vinyl Windows. 

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Topics: Windows

History of Marvin Doors & Windows

Posted by Lee Lumber on Aug 17, 2016 9:00:00 AM

The history of Marvin doors and windows is both inspiring and interesting. It shows what can be accomplished through hard work and dedication, even when it seems like everything is against you. From humble beginnings, Marvin doors and windows have become a name brand for a common item that most people take for granted. This is a very apropos as they are admirable for how much they add to a room or home without trying to be the focal point.

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Topics: Doors, Windows

Casement Windows or Sliding Windows: Which Is better?

Posted by Lee Lumber on Aug 15, 2016 10:00:00 AM

If you are trying to decide what kind of windows to add to your new home, or are considering remodeling your current ones, the biggest question is probably what type you should get, sliding or casement windows. The answer really depends on your preference, although there are definitely pros and cons for each.

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Topics: Windows

Even Energy Efficient Windows Need Weather Stripping

Posted by Lee Lumber on Jul 7, 2016 11:27:11 AM

There are a lot of reasons to select energy efficient windows for your home. They are highly effective at keeping the inside temperature at a more constant level without having the AC or heat being on for longer. However, even energy efficient windows are more effective when they have weather stripping. If you are replacing your windows with new windows, this is not necessary, however, if your energy efficient windows are sound, but drafty now, wheather stripping is a must. 

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Topics: Windows

Window Replacement Costs: The Truth

Posted by Lee Lumber on Jul 7, 2016 11:22:37 AM

Window replacement is one of the most cost effective projects you can undertake, and the window replacement cost can reflect just how valuable the job is. If you encounter someone offering what appears to be an incredibly low price, then you know that they are trying to make a sale without disclosing all of the costs that will be on your final bill.

*Note- For any home built prior to 1978, be sure your contractor is certified and uses OSHA approved procedures for lead paint.

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Topics: Windows

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