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By Ryan on 6/24/2014 9:05 AM

This blog post, the fourth of a four-part series, highlights another one of the most popular window types used in the U.S. today—the sliding window.

Sliding, or slider, windows are known for their ease of operation, wide sightlines, and flexible design options.

By Ryan on 6/24/2014 8:24 AM

This blog post, the third of a four-part series, highlights a type of window much like the one featured in our second post—awning.

Like casement windows, awning windows have a long history of use in both residential and commercial settings. Their versatility make them a popular choice for homes and businesses seeking to improve ventilation while remaining both secure and protected from the elements outside. 

By Ryan on 6/20/2014 8:03 AM

This blog post, the second of a four-part series, highlights a type of window that has seen its popularity ebb and flow over time but remains an important part of the replacement window market—the casement window.

Casement windows have enjoyed a long and successful history in both residential and commercial settings, and we expect their success to continue into the future.

By Ryan on 6/18/2014 7:23 AM

This blog post, the first of a four-part series highlighting the most popular types of windows on the market, will focus on the most popular style of window in the United States today—the double hung window.

Double hung windows have risen to great popularity due to their classic aesthetics and flexible operation capabilities. 

By Ryan on 5/30/2014 2:23 PM
This home, located in Potomac, Maryland, recently underwent a major renovation project, including the installation of dozens of Weather Shield wood windows and doors. Our friends at, and Weather Shield premium dealer, Quality Window & Door handled the window replacement portion of the home remodeling project.

By Ryan on 5/16/2014 11:47 AM

Planning a home project? Do you love architecture and design? Maybe you simply need to have a presence on all major social media platforms for your business. No matter your reasons or motivations, Houzz is a great choice for you.

Houzz is a fast-growing social media platform catering to home remodeling professionals, builders, landscapers, architects, designers, and more that want to connect with homeowners.
By Ryan on 5/12/2014 10:17 AM

There are a lot of things to consider when shopping for new windows. What material should your windows be? What color best matches your home’s exterior? What style of grille, if any, do you want? These are just a few of the many questions you’ll have.

One thing that is often forgotten, however, is window screens. Window screens should come standard on virtually all windows these days, but most manufacturers offer more than one variety of screen. So, how do you know which one to pick? 

By Ryan on 5/10/2014 9:20 AM

If you’re planning a window replacement project, a good place to start is in a local window showroom. Showrooms will have multiple window types, styles, and features on display for you to see, touch, and operate. Additionally, they’ll be staffed by professionals that are experts in their field and can answer your questions better than simply reading opinions online.

At Weather Shield, we do not own and operate showrooms around the country, but we do have an extensive network of dealers, many of which offer showrooms that feature Weather Shield window and door products and products from many other industry leading brands. We encourage you to compare our products against the competition. We are confident you will come away impressed.

By Ryan on 5/8/2014 8:40 AM

Spring is here and that means evenings and weekends outdoor on your porch or patio grilling, spending time with friends and family, or simply enjoying the beautiful weather. Although you may not realize it, a patio door can make a big difference in both the look and functionality of your patio or deck space.

A custom patio door can help you better enjoy all the sunshine, warm temperatures, and cool breezes that spring and summer have to offer. A Weather Shield custom patio door can help you take advantage of all of these, with a look and style that matches your design tastes.

By Ryan on 4/24/2014 11:46 AM

A door isn’t always just a door. Sometimes a door is a statement about yourself. Who you are, what you like, and how you want to present yourself to the world.

A door can be constructed in a number of ways—it can be a single piece of wood, vinyl, aluminum, or glass with a locking mechanism, handles, and hinges—or constructed with a number of building materials. For example, you can add transoms, sidelights, panels, stiles, brick moulding, and more to give your door a more unique and elegant aesthetic.

To learn more about the components of a door and Weather Shield door products, read on below.