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By Ryan on 8/18/2014 3:56 PM

The most important step of window replacement—believe it or not—happens before the windows are ever installed. It happens before they are ever even purchased. What is it?

The day the window measurements are taken. Getting an accurate measurement is extremely important as it ensures a snug fit and an easier installation. If your measurements are off, it will require additional labor as modifications must be made to accommodate the window that has either been sized too small or too large.

By Ryan on 8/18/2014 3:47 PM

Replacing the homes in your window is a major investment, so it is important that you make the right decision when you choose a company to install those windows. Do you go with a large national manufacturer or the little local guy? There are pros and cons to both that must be considered.

By Ryan on 8/15/2014 3:19 PM

Are your windows hard to open? The cause and solution to this problem could vary depending on the type of window you are having the problem with.

By Ryan on 8/15/2014 3:04 PM
As a part of our continuing effort to offer the best and most innovative window and door products on the market, we are proud to introduce our new push out casement windows. Our new push out casement windows offer the same great energy saving and security features found in our traditional crank out casement windows, but operates with a simple turn of a lever and an outward push.
By Ryan on 7/29/2014 12:30 PM

If you're in the market for replacement windows or if you're building a new home and shopping for new construction windows, you've likely seen the phrase low-e window coatings. Every manufacturer has their own name for it, at Weather Shield we call ours Zo-e-shield® and we believe it is the world's best glass.

We have spent years testing and refining our low-e glass solutions to maximize performance--saving you money, providing you with a more comfortable home, and protecting your furnishings.

By Ryan on 7/29/2014 8:42 AM
With hurricane season firmly upon us in the northern hemisphere,  those that live along the U.S. East Coast must be prepared to deal with nature's worst. At Weather Shield, we take the risks associated with extreme weather very seriously. We understand that hurricanes can be devastating to your life, so we have dedicated a lot of time to engineering windows designed to protect both property and people.
By Ryan on 7/21/2014 7:22 AM
Traditional homes are some of the most common styles of home found throughout the United States. Traditional design includes a variety of different styles, both unique to America and those inspired by European architecture. The most popular traditional architectural styles found in America today were designed to accommodate the American way of life, which varied considerably depending on the area of the country one lived in.
By Ryan on 7/18/2014 1:44 PM

Contemporary is a rather broad term that encompasses a variety of designs, but characteristics of contemporary homes are generally tall expansive windows, open floor plans, and an emphasis on natural lighting and flexibility. Roofs tend to be flat or gabled cathedral ceilings with exposed beams. Above all, contemporary design is largely about clean lines.

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.