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Why is My Window Glass Cracked?

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?      
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Winterizing Your Windows

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.

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Consumer Reports Gives High Ratings to Weather Shield Products

In the October issue of their magazine they published the findings from their 2014 testing.  Among the test specimens were the Weather Shield EnduraShield and the Weather Shield Aspire Series double hung windows.  Both products performed extremely well, especially in rain resistance, which measures the ability of a window to keep out heavy, wind-driven rain.  They placed 3rd and 4th overall in the wood category respectively, with EnduraShield receiving a "Best Buy" designation.      
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What is a Windows Rough Opening?

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? 
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What Are Egress Windows?

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?
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