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Double-Hung Windows 101: What are the Benefits?

When it comes to selecting windows, you'll want to find a stylish model that’s easy to install. A popular choice that meets both criteria are double-hung style windows. So, what exactly are they?

Double-hungs are windows that can be opened from the bottom or top sash, which allows the window to open slide up and down.

Because of the way they are constructed, these windows are an excellent choice for rooms facing walkways and porches; but there are many other benefits to double-hungs. Whether you’re adding windows to a new home or replacing your old windows, you don’t want to be left in the dark. 

Here are Some of the Benefits of Double-Hung Windows:

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Let the Sun Shine In! 5 Windows & Doors that Best Increase Natural Light

If your house doesn’t have good Southern exposure, is built in a valley, surrounded by trees, or lacks sufficient windows, it may be dark and gloomy even in the summertime! What to do? There are a few key window or door additions you can make to improve light and let the sun shine in to your living spaces. Making these changes will instantly increase light and add aesthetic appeal. They will also enhance your quality of life – while enhancing the value of your home.

Get new or replacement windows today!

So, without further ado, here are...

5 Windows & Doors that Can Best Increase Your Home’s Natural Light:

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11 Ways to Make Your Home Energy-Efficient this Winter

When winter approaches, it’s important to make sure your house is energy-efficient to save the most money on heating costs. Even if you have a home that is considered a “new build” you’ll need to double check that everything is in working order or risk a costly winter.

Here are 11 of our favorite ways to make your home more energy-efficient:

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8 Questions to Ask Before Getting Replacement Windows

Window replacement is one of the best ways to increase the energy efficiency of your home while improving curb appeal at the same time. According to Energy Star, replacing single-pane windows can save up to $322 a year (or 22%) for an average household in our region. And it can also improve your home’s value!

That said, window replacement projects can also present unique challenges and bring up many questions!  So, before you make a final decision, let’s take some of the guesswork out of the process for you.

Here are 8 Questions to Ask Before Getting Replacement Windows:

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Are Replacement Windows a Good Investment?

Like it or not, winter will be here sooner than you think. And with it comes plummeting temperatures and chilly winds that rattle and whistle through old windows!

There are many good reasons to consider replacement windows. Replacing your home’s windows is a great investment in the beauty of your home’s exterior, as well as its overall value. Better energy efficiency is a bonus: new windows can easily save you money when it comes to heating and cooling bills!

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How to Measure for Replacement Windows

If you’re going to install replacement windows, it pays to measure windows correctly the first time and avoid the headache of placing an incorrect order.

How to Measure Windows 101:

  1. Always measure the entire window, not just the glass! This includes the frame and trim as well as the window glass. Record your measurements to the nearest 1/16 inch.
  2. When recording measurements, follow the format “width by length.” For example, a window that is 63 inches wide and 27 inches long is recorded as “63 x 27.” A window that is 37 inches wide and 55 inches long is recorded as “37 x 55.”
  3. Measure windows width from left edge to the right edge.
  4. Measure windows height from top edge to the bottom edge.
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