Lifestyle


Saving Money with ENERGY STAR Rated Windows and Doors

What is ENERGY STAR? You’ve probably heard of ENERGY STAR and even seen the logo– Maybe on a new refrigerator or television. But do you know what it really means? ENERGY STAR was established by the Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as part of the Clean Air Act to reduce pollution The goal was to […]

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4 Easy Steps to Choosing a New Main Door Design

First impressions are everything. This doesn’t just hold true when meeting new people for the first time; your home makes a first impression too. Whether it’s guests for a dinner party, visiting family, friends, or potential buyers, your home’s curb appeal leaves a lasting impression. Does your home impress, or lack luster? Your home’s main […]

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Alternative Approach: Buying Windows Online

It’s no surprise that with the rise of technology and online shopping that this would translate to all areas—including the purchase of windows and doors. So if you don’t want to step into a window or door showroom and touch and feel the product, there are options. Consider a company such as Window Universe in […]

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Why More People Are Choosing to Buy Glass Online

If you’ve ever wanted to buy glass, doors or windows online while also reducing your human interactions as much as possible, you’re not alone. A growing number of Americans simply don’t want to talk to salespeople of any kind on the phone or in person. A new survey shows that many potential customers will refuse […]

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Picking the Right Door Hardware

When you look around your home, door hardware isn’t likely the first thing you will notice. But door hardware is crucial to both the appearance and function of your doors, so you will want to make sure you choose from many options wisely. You can opt for classic hardware, or modern, contemporary hardware; handles that […]

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What’s the Difference between European Windows and American Windows?

Believe it or not, similar to fashion, Europe has long set trends for residential windows in the United States. If you’re in the market for new or replacement windows and want the latest and greatest, you may want to take a look at what window dealers in Europe are currently installing.

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Top Five Glass Museums

Two weeks ago, we talked about great glass destinations to visit this summer.  Some of these were temporary exhibits with an end date. But if you are in the market for glass exhibits that just won’t quit, check out these locations this summer–my list of top five glass museums to visit. Oh, and I’ve paired […]

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Energy Saving with New Doors and Windows

Does your power bill seem higher than it should (in both the summer and winter)? Do you notice drafts and energy loss as you walk by your doors and windows in the winter or extreme heat as you walk by them in the summer? Doors and windows can have a great impact on a home’s […]

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Top 5 Great Glass Vacations

Great Destinations for Glass Enthusiasts We’ve Handpicked the Top 5 Spots Here’s my list of great sights to see in North America this summer for glass fans like me:  1. Not a Concrete Jungle at All If you plan to visit New York City before the end of October, glass groupies will want to add a […]

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Lead Paint and Window Replacement: What You Need to Know

If you own an older home, you think it might contain lead paint and you’re considering a window replacement project, there’s an important environmental regulation you must know about. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) passed a rule in 2008 that requires anyone doing renovation work on residential facilities built before 1978 to take steps to […]

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