Things to Consider When Renovating an Older House

You chose a 100-year-old home because of the neighborhood and the character of the house.   But there are many issues that come along with an older home. If you’ve lived there for a while, you’ve undoubtedly discovered many of these issues that the home inspector didn’t even mention.  Inspectors are definitely not contractors! There’s […]

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Will Replacing the Windows on My Home Add Value?

Ok, you’re considering replacing the windows on your home, but you’re probably wondering will your home’s new market value equal the cost of the new windows.  The average return on investment (ROI) for a full-house window replacement project is around 75-80%, depending on many factors. That makes your investment one of the most lucrative home […]

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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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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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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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Do you need replacement windows?

The real scoop on windows: For years the general public has been getting duped on replacement windows. This industry has been flooded with hot-shot companies with their hot-shot salesmen who make all kinds of false claims just to steal your money with over-priced windows. When talking to most victimized homeowners, all I hear is, “But, […]

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