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By Ryan on 3/21/2014 2:51 PM

The front door is the gateway to your home and can have a big impact on the first impression your home makes. It makes a statement about who you are and sets the tone for what people can expect when they walk into your house.

By Ryan on 3/21/2014 2:48 PM

Windows and doors made from natural wood can last a lifetime if you take care of them properly. Regular maintenance measures include treating the wood properly and performing frequent cleaning.

By Ryan on 3/21/2014 2:41 PM

“Should I buy custom windows?” is a common question we are asked, and the best answer we can give without physically assessing your existing windows is: “it depends.”

By Ryan on 3/21/2014 2:39 PM
A picture window is a large, fixed-pane window, generally made without glazing bars. A picture window gets its name from the fact that it is designed to give you a clear view of your surroundings without any obstructions—essentially acting as a picture frame for the scenery outside the window.
By Ryan on 2/28/2014 10:12 AM

It should come as no surprise that impact resistant windows are designed to protect your home from the elements, but did you know that they can help protect your home and family from burglary as well?


One of the most common methods of home entry for burglars is through broken windows or doors. Burglars typically break the glass in a window or door, allowing them to unlock the unit and enter your home. This method is easy and quick, allowing them to get into your home in seconds before anyone else can notice.

By Ryan on 2/28/2014 9:25 AM

Houzz (www.houzz.com) has established itself as a preferred medium for home contractors and remodelers to showcase their products and services. At Weather Shield, we are always eager to see what builders, designers, architects, and homeowners alike are doing with our window and door products, so we would like to share with you one of our favorite Weather Shield projects found on Houzz.com.

By Ryan on 2/21/2014 2:16 PM

Join Weather Shield at the NRLA’s Lumber and Building Material Expo in Boston at the John B. Hynes Memorial Convention Center from February 26th-28th

By Ryan on 2/1/2014 4:50 PM

If you have been shopping for replacement windows for your home or are considering a more extensive remodeling project, you have likely seen the R-value and U-value advertised, but what are these ratings and what do they mean? Unless you are a contractor or well-versed in construction terminology, these numbers are probably useless to you without explanation.


In the sections below, we’ll explain what both the R-value and U-value are and why they are important when you are shopping for windows.

By Ryan on 1/30/2014 3:53 PM

In this post—part three of a multi-part series—we will explore and compare two popular window framing materials, aluminum and vinyl.


If you missed part one—Fiberglass vs. Wood Windows—or part two—Aluminum vs. Fiberglass Windows—be sure to check them out for a short comparison of how fiberglass, vinyl, and aluminum windows compare when it comes to aesthetics, energy efficiency, and maintenance requirements!

By Ryan on 1/30/2014 3:41 PM

In this post—part two of a multi-part series—we will explore and compare two popular window framing materials, aluminum and fiberglass. Aluminum windows have been a popular choice since the 1960s and remain a popular choice today. Fiberglass windows, on the other hand, are relatively new to the market on a large scale.


If you missed part one—Fiberglass vs. Wood Windows—be sure to check it out for a short comparison of how fiberglass and wood windows compare when it comes to aesthetics, energy efficiency, and maintenance requirements!