Home Improvement Blog: A Toolbox of Ideas

How to Understand Windows & Window Terminology

Posted on Wed, Mar 30, 2011

So, you’ve decided to replace some old drafty windows and are beginning to do your comparison shopping.  You are quickly discovering that a replacement window has many parts, more than just glass and a frame, and the window terminology can get very confusing.  In this article, we will go over a few of the more common window industry terms.


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Tags: Energy Efficiency, Replacement Windows, Windows Terminology

Top 5 Qualities of Weather Tight Windows

Posted on Tue, Mar 29, 2011

Installing Weather Tight Replacement Windows in your house is one of the best investments you can make. High quality replacement windows will increase your home’s energy efficiency as well as add a “Touch of Class” to your home. Although, choosing the weather tight replacement window can be a more difficult task than just deciding to make it the next project for your home.

Here are the Top 5 Qualities of a Weather Tight Window:


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Tags: Energy Efficiency, Security, Replacement Windows

Comparing Vinyl vs Wood Windows - Which is Better?

Posted on Fri, Mar 25, 2011

How do vinyl windows compare with wood windows? What are the differences of vinyl vs wood for replacement windows?


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Tags: Vinyl Windows, Energy Efficiency, Replacement Windows, Investment

The Top 3 Sunroom Furniture Style Ideas

Posted on Tue, Mar 22, 2011

What type of sunroom furniture is best for you? Learn about three of the Top Sunroom Furniture Style Ideas.


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Tags: Design, Sunrooms, Furniture

Top 5 Benefits of a Sunroom Skylight

Posted on Sun, Mar 20, 2011

When designing your Sunroom, you may want to consider adding one or several skylights.  Sunroom skylights can either be fixed or ventilating (operate to open & close). Skylights offer many benefits to a sunroom (also known as a florida room, patio room or patio enclosure).


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Tags: Skylight, Sunrooms

2011 Cleveland Deck & Patio Show This Weekend!

Posted on Sat, Mar 19, 2011

Come visit the 2011 Cleveland Deck & Patio Show this weekend! There are impressive walk-through displays, educational stages, show features and more...


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Tags: Decks, Design, Sunrooms, Home & Garden Shows

How Much Do Replacement Windows Cost?

Posted on Fri, Mar 18, 2011

Replacement window costs vary across a wide range from $100 to $2,000 or more per window. There are many factors that effect the price including geography, window materials, window design, window options, style of window, type of existing window removal, installation opening material, contractor to perform the work and more. This article will give a homeowner a basic idea of what replacement windows cost. 


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Tags: Replacement Windows, Cost, Double Hung Window, Price

Do You Know the History of Double Hung Windows?

Posted on Thu, Mar 17, 2011

Have you ever wondered how double hung windows came to be? It's interesting to learn about the beginning of windows and how they have indeed evolved.


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Tags: Replacement Windows, Double Hung Window

5 Great Window Treatments for Bay Windows

Posted on Thu, Mar 10, 2011

You have a beautiful bay window in your home and you are stumped as to what to use for window treatments. Here are 5 great window treatment options for dressing up your bay window.


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Tags: Window Treatments, Bay Window, Design

How Glass Will Impact Our Future?

Posted on Wed, Mar 09, 2011

We use glass everyday in our lives (automobiles, phones, windows, mirrors, televisions and more). In our fast-changing world, where will technology be in 5, 10 and 20 years?  No one knows for sure, but we know it will change.  

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Tags: Glass Coating, Glass, Replacement Windows

What is a Casement Style Window?

Posted on Mon, Mar 07, 2011

Casement Style Window

A casement window is an operating window that is hinged on the left or right side and opens outward pivoting on the hinged side, very much like a door opens. The window itself consists of one large pane of glass, providing maximum viewing ability out the window. This style of window opens with a crank style handle which is placed at the bottom of the window for easy access. The screen for a casement is placed on the inside of the window which does provide protection to the screen throughout the inclement months. Casements can be used either singularly or in combination and can be made with grids or leading lines offering a wide range of customizing to create the perfect windows for your home.

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Tags: Replacement Windows, Casement Window