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Energy-Smart Summer: Window Replacement Season!

Energy-Smart Summer: Window Replacement Season!

Our series on home remodeling projects that can boost your home’s energy efficiency is in full swing, and this week we’d like to talk about why replacing windows in the summer is a great idea. Why Windows? Believe it or not, old windows are among the major energy...

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Energy-Smart Summer: Invest in Attic Insulation

Energy-Smart Summer: Invest in Attic Insulation

This summer, we will be offering some of our best energy-saving tips to help you save money and enjoy a more comfortable and energy-efficient home. We’ll get started on this series of posts by taking it from the top--literally--with advice for replacing your home’s...

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Spring Maintenance: Getting Windows Summer-Ready

Spring Maintenance: Getting Windows Summer-Ready

In addition to being important design elements, your windows must be functioning well to keep your home secure, insulated, and safe. Examining each of your windows and their many components is an important homeowner ritual to catch problems before they become...

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Going Green: Energy Efficient Exterior Doors

Going Green: Energy Efficient Exterior Doors

Prioritizing energy efficiency is at the top of homeowners minds these days. Keeping your home at a comfortable temperature is essential, not only for your enjoyment but also to preserve your home’s structural integrity. But energy efficiency is more than just...

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Spring Maintenance: Fresh Ideas to Upgrade Your Entry Doors

Spring Maintenance: Fresh Ideas to Upgrade Your Entry Doors

The front of your home makes the first impression. It sets the tone for what visitors, or prospective buyers, can expect when they come through your front door. Being that the front door is the focal point of the exterior of your home, small improvements have a...

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Form vs. Function: A Guide to Roof Replacement

Form vs. Function: A Guide to Roof Replacement

Maintaining the integrity of your roof is one of the most important tasks in protecting your home, but if a complete replacement is necessary, don’t worry! With proper research and confident decision making, you will find a cost-efficient, energy-efficient, and...

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Form vs. Function: A Guide for Replacing your Entry Door

Form vs. Function: A Guide for Replacing your Entry Door

If your door has weathered a few storms or if you wish to quickly boost the overall aesthetics of your home, replacing your entry door may be just the ticket. An update to your front door can quickly make your home safer, more energy efficient, and beautiful. This...

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Family-Friendly Family-Friendly Window Designs

Family-Friendly Family-Friendly Window Designs

Window replacement is one of the most common and worthwhile home improvements homeowners can invest in, so it is no surprise that so many of our clients are eager to discuss their window replacement plans and get projects underway as the weather begins to improve. One...

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Kitchen Window Replacement Decisions

Kitchen Window Replacement Decisions

If you have begun thinking about a window replacement project for your home, you may have noticed that making decisions about window styles and placement for your kitchen is a particularly troublesome task. The need for ventilation coupled with unconventional room...

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Is the House Worth the Roof? A Home Buyer’s Guide.

Is the House Worth the Roof? A Home Buyer’s Guide.

There is no way around it: a new roof is a major expense. And if there is one thing that a home buyer does not need, it’s one more expense when making an offer on a prospective home. But there are steps you can take and factors you should consider when deciding...

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Trends in Entry Door Design

Trends in Entry Door Design

Many of our clients come to us excited about the prospect of a beautiful new entry door, but this remodel can be vexing in its own ways. Homeowners frequently have lived with their old entry door for so long that it’s difficult to envision what style will bring a...

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Advance Guide to Home Window Replacement: Part 2

Advance Guide to Home Window Replacement: Part 2

In our last post, we explored the first and most fundamental step in window replacement: deciding on whether you will select wood or vinyl window frames. This decision is an important one, but it isn’t the only factor you’ll need to consider before moving ahead with...

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Advance Guide to Home Window Replacement: Part 1

Advance Guide to Home Window Replacement: Part 1

In our last few posts, we focused on ways to give your windows a little TLC before the harsh winter weather is in full swing. But maybe your windows need a little more protection from the elements than weather stripping, insulation films, and silicone sealants can...

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