Is Replacing Your Windows Worth It?

So your windows are bad, the seals are shot (fogging between the panes), they’re hard to open, the frames are loose, and the whole window is cold in the winter.  Forr aesthetic purposes, it may be time to get some windows replaced in your home.  But will you recoup the cost of new windows thru […]

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How to Choose a Vinyl Replacement Window?

Well over 50 percent of windows purchased today are vinyl windows. Choosing a superior vinyl window can be difficult if you don’t know what to look for.   It can prove even more frustrating if you buy your vinyl windows and have them installed only to find that they’re poor quality, uneven and already fading in […]

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To DIY or Not to DIY

Do it yourself (DIY) home projects seem like a great idea. People attempt DIY home improvement projects to try and save some money on much needed home improvements and renovations. DIYers might even pick up a few home renovation skills along the way or get to finally use the new tools Santa brought them a […]

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What is Argon and Why is it in Windows?

Argon Gas-Filled Windows Argon gas is used to increase the energy efficiency and general performance of thermal windows. Thermal windows are either double-pane or triple-pane, meaning each section of window has two or three layers of glass with a sealed space in between. The spaces are filled with argon or other gasses to slow the […]

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Why a Hire a Contractor

I spend a lot of time watching shows like This Old House, Power House and Renovation Realities, just to keep up on what’s new in home renovations and remodeling. But mainly it helps me keep in touch with homeowners and what they are looking for. Probably the major issue I have with these shows, (especially […]

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Window Replacements – Full Frame Window or Window Insert

There are actually two methods to replacing windows when you start window-shopping. There is what is called a full-frame window replacement and what is called an insert window replacement. So what’s the difference between an insert replacement window and a full-frame replacement window? 80% of window replacement consists of removing an old window frame with […]

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Choosing Vinyl vs Composite Windows

So you have decided to get new windows. The next question will be what frame material should you choose for your new windows?  Windows are a big investment and you want to make the right decision.  Though other materials are available, the vast majority of replacement windows are either made from vinyl or a composite […]

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Home Improvement Ideas for Winter

Winters, at least here in Wisconsin, can be long and boring. Why not take this time to focus on  larger home improvement projects, like a couple of new windows, some new flooring, maybe a kitchen or bath renovation? It can be scary and overwhelming. You can get started by following these home improvement tips below. […]

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Bathroom Renovation Checklist

Homeowners often consider a bathroom remodel project for good reason. Not only can a new bathroom turn a blah space into a hidden spa oasis, but when planned thoroughly and executed correctly, a bathroom renovation can add great value to a home. However, a bathroom renovation done wrong, without proper planning and with the wrong […]

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