The Advance Inc. Blog

Replacing Windows in the Winter?

Replacing Windows in the Winter?

If you’re a homeowner, you’ve likely never considered getting your windows replaced in the winter time, assuming it was impossible, and left off important home improvement projects until the spring. There’s actually no need to wait for the warmer weather to replace...

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How to Fight Winter Condensation

How to Fight Winter Condensation

Have you ever experienced your windows fogging up or getting wet on the inside during the winter? Roofing and windows specialists get lots of calls for this, because some homeowners believe that moisture building up on the inside of the window indicates that the...

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Attic Insulation is the Money-Saver We Ignore

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been talking about weatherizing the lived-in areas of your home. Today, the focus of our energy series will be on a part of our homes that we often neglect, from spring cleaning to installing insulation: the attic. You can improve the...

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How to Prevent Energy Loss in Your Home

Fall is on the horizon. As cooler temperatures draw near, it’s time to begin thinking about how you can prevent energy loss and improve the energy efficiency of your home. The key to meeting these goals is making sure your heating system (or, in the summer, your AC)...

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How to Price Out a New Entry Door

For our final post in our entry door series, we’ll tackle what many homeowners would say is the most important factor that drives any home improvement project: cost. It’s important that when you begin looking for your new entry door, you have an idea of your budget...

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How to Choose the Best Entry Door Material for Your Home

We’ve spent the last few weeks exploring the aesthetic appeal, safety, and energy efficiency the right entry door can bring to your home. While we have touched on the upsides and drawbacks of a variety of entry door types within these posts, this week we’ll focus on...

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Entry Door Safety

Last week, we focused on the aesthetic appeal that a beautiful entry door can add to your home. More important than the look of your front door, however, is the security it offers. We know for a fact that criminals often enter through front doors, as opposed to a...

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How to Choose an Entry Door

How to Choose an Entry Door

We’re going to be spending the next few weeks focusing on the ins and outs of entry doors. Choosing a new front door is a large investment and a weighty decision, so we’ll take the time to look at each factor individually: safety, energy efficiency, options, and cost....

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The Homeowner’s Guide to Entry Door Aesthetic Options

When choosing an entry door for your home, aesthetics are going to be one of the biggest factors that you consider, alongside price and energy efficiency considerations. The entry door is one of the biggest things to affect the curbside appeal of your home,...

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What Can You Expect to Pay for New Windows?

Since most homeowners should only ever need to purchase or replace their windows a few times in their life, many window customers are first time buyers. It can be hard to make an investment that large by going in blind, so this guide can teach you what to expect when...

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Window Air Infiltration

Differences in pressure can cause air to travel through small gaps in window assemblies. (You’ll recognize the physics at work here if you’ve ever had a door slam shut to a room that had an open window.) Air can travel into your home or out of it, altering its...

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Windows and Condensation Resistance

Windows and Condensation Resistance

Condensation forms on glass whenever the temperature of its surface becomes less than its dew point temperature. The dew point temperature of a window changes based upon the amount of humidity in a room. So, in rooms with high humidity, like your bathroom or kitchen,...

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Window and Solar Heat Gain

Window and Solar Heat Gain

Have you ever lamented the fact that the rooms in your home with the most windows are almost uninhabitable in the summer? That is due to solar heat gain. Solar heat gain refers to the process by which solar radiation is admitted into your home as heat. This radiation,...

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Radiant Heat Gain and Loss

Whenever you’re considering buying new windows or evaluating the effectiveness of the ones you already have installed, you should take into account radiant heat gain and loss. Radiant heat refers to heat radiated into your home by the sun and heat radiated out of your...

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Why Hire a Professional for Home Repair?

With the internet at our fingertips, there isn’t much we can’t teach ourselves to do. So when your roof springs a leak or your siding starts to rot, it can be tempting to look up a YouTube tutorial, swing by the hardware store, and patch things up with some good, old...

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Addressing Hail Damage to Your Roof

Addressing Hail Damage to Your Roof

If your roof has been damaged by hail, it’s very important that you react quickly and take the appropriate steps to mitigate and prevent further damage. Hail damage can wreak havoc on your roof’s appearance and structure. In severe cases, hailstones can actually...

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Why Choose Energy Star?

Between rising energy costs and the enduring threat of climate change, it’s more important than ever for homeowners to invest in energy efficiency. A ton of household appliances—from refrigerators to air conditioners to light bulbs and computers—consume excess energy...

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