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Homeowner Experiences in Website News by Captain Silver   
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The winter approached and a chill settled into the air. The search for a new apartment had just ended for me, and I happened to find what I believed to be beautiful living accommodations with exposed brick walls, hardwood floors, and classic wood-framed arched windows. I checked the apartment out several times and found few things objectionable. However, my infatuation wasn't to last. There was a lot of work to be done. ...[See More]
Historical Homes in Website News by Captain Silver   
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One of the most important repairs you may ever make on your home can be to the windows. When you have a historical home, their value takes on extra meaning. Most windows on historical homes are single-pane energy drainers, but the value of a historical home can down if you have modern day windows installed; the owner of such a house has a major decision to make. Which is more important? The market value of the home, or the expense to maintain the energy efficiency in a home with historical windows? In the next article we examine some of types of windows and styles and the value they can have for the homeowner. ...[See More]
Warranties in Website News by Captain Silver   
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Since replacing your home windows is a very expensive project, make sure you get a good warranty to protect your investment. Of course, all manufacturers are going to offer their own warranty package. You should be able to find a reputable manufacturer that offers a life-time warranty on the windows that covers normal wear, and possibly a warranty that covers accidental breakage for as long as you live in the house. Either one of these warranties could be automatically included or cost a bit extra. If the manufacturer doesn't offer anything better than 15 years, you may want to keep looking. This could be a sign they aren't too confident in their product....[See More]
Window Security in Website News by Captain Silver   
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Security is always an important feature for your home, especially protecting your family and belongings. Windows also come into play with home security. Starting with the basics, make sure your new windows will have locks and make sure the locking mechanism is easy for you to operate. The manufacturer should have a showroom or a demo for you to test the locks along with any other window features. ...[See More]
Energy Efficient Options in Website News by Captain Silver   
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Argon gas is a colorless, odorless, environmentally safe gas that is found naturally in the atmosphere. It is less dense than air, thus conducting less heat, meaning it is a much better insulator than air. It is also very cost-efficient to use in manufacturing, making it the commonly used gas in windows to reduce heat transfer between the panes of glass. Adding argon gas to your windows is an extremely beneficial feature to consider. It also is relatively cheap. The manufacturer shouldn't charge you much more than $10 a window.
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Window Panes in Website News by Captain Silver   
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Of course single pane windows are going to be the cheapest window since there is less glass, but if these windows are going to be protecting any kind of climate controlled structure, then the answer is "No. These windows are not for you." Glass itself is not a good insulator, so you need two panes of glass to form the air space in the window to provide any kind of insulation. ...[See More]
Window Types in Website News by Captain Silver   
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Fixed windows are the most basic window style. These windows are stationery and cannot be opened. They are great for bringing light into a dark room, providing unobstructed views of the outdoors, adding accents to a room, or enhancing the style to a group of existing functional windows or patio doors. Fixed windows are sometimes referred to as Picture windows for their ability to seamlessly capture and hang beautiful outdoor scenes right on your wall. For larger windows, or more complicated shapes and designs, fixed windows may be a more cost-effective choice. ...[See More]
Window Frames in Website News by Captain Silver   
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The three main materials used in the industry for home window frames are aluminum, wood and vinyl. So which one is right for your home? Well, we'll take wood out of the picture and narrow the choices down to two right away. Yes, wood frames are still common and the only reason you should consider getting them is they are the cheapest. But paying for the cheapest, does get you the cheapest! Wood frames just aren't going to last compared to the other material choices, and they are more subject to extra hardships such as rotting and insect damage....[See More]
Getting Started in Website News by Nancy O. Greene   
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Home is where the heart is and every aspect is important to your sense of well-being. When buying a new home or fixing an old one, homeowners should look over the types of windows they have. If you have poorly insulated windows, or old windows that do not add any dimension to your home, then it may be a good time for replacements. Once you decide to have that done, there are a few things to take in to account....[See More]
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