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By Ryan on 10/17/2014 11:50 AM
So you’ve noticed that one or more of the windows in your home has a long crack running across it, but the cause of the damage isn’t apparent. So what happened and what should you do?
By Ryan on 10/17/2014 8:36 AM

With summer behind us and snow already beginning to fall in some areas of the country, it is time to start thinking about ways to keep your home warm and your energy bills low. For millions of Americans, old drafty and inefficient windows let the biting winter air into their homes—creating cold spots and raising their energy bills.


To help you combat these issues, here are four simple tips to winterize your home and improve comfort and efficiency.

By Ryan on 10/7/2014 8:42 AM
If you’re planning a DIY window installation project, you’ve probably read that you need to know the window’s rough opening, but what exactly does this mean?
By Ryan on 10/4/2014 2:12 PM

If you’re building a new house, you may have heard that your home will require egress windows to be code compliant. But just what are egress windows and how do you ensure that your home is compliant with building codes in your area?

By Ryan on 9/10/2014 3:00 PM

Do you think your window seal has failed, but aren’t sure? The most surefire way to know that your window has experienced seal failure is if you see condensation in between the panes of glass. If you have double or triple pane windows, window seals are generally very reliable, but pressure washing, scraping, or sanding your windows, or even just time itself, can cause window seals to fail.

When this happens, what should you do and how should you fix it?

By Ryan on 9/10/2014 2:52 PM

If you’re shopping for new or replacement windows, you’ve likely run across the terms “simulated divided lites” and “grilles.”

By Ryan on 9/10/2014 2:44 PM

Is your home noisy? For those of us that live near airports, train crossings, major roads, or highways, or even those that simply live next to loud neighbors, the noise can be annoying and sometimes even overwhelming—preventing relaxation or a good night of sleep.

By Ryan on 9/1/2014 6:57 AM

Have you ever wondered why condensation forms on your windows and what you can do to prevent this from happening?


Window condensation occurs through a combination of the moisture in the air and the temperature. Often, window condensation is nothing to be concerned about, as it occurs naturally when extreme temperature differences exist between the interior and exterior of your home or if the air outside the home is very moist. Glass is a water barrier, so when humid or extreme weather conditions exist, window condensation naturally occurs.

By Ryan on 9/1/2014 6:04 AM
If you live in a hurricane prone area, installing impact windows is not only a wise financial investment but also an investment in the safety of yourself, your family members or your employees. In some areas, it may even be a code requirement. In the past, hurricane windows were often utilitarian looking and not attractive options for homeowners, but that no longer is the case.