Windows & Doors


Paying the Price: Cost Considerations for Windows and Doors

By Nick St. Denis

Materials, manufacturing, logistical and application considerations—all affect the final cost of you pay for the windows and doors you purchase. In order to help you get a better understanding of where the cost of your windows and doors comes from, why it may fluctuate up and down over time depending on the circumstance, and why […]

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How to Save Energy During Cold Weather

By Trey Barrineau

The winter months bring lower temperatures – and higher energy bills. One of the biggest sources of heat loss from a home can be around the windows and doors. Older windows, which often feature just one piece of glass, can be especially chilly. If this is a problem in your home, the best solution may […]

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A Glass Wall Can Partition Off Modern Office Spaces

By Trey Barrineau

When most people think of glass used in construction, they typically envision familiar things such as windows and skylights. But there are also many uses for glass inside a structure. They carry different names, such as glass wall, window wall, glass partition or glass office, but they all do something similar.

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Understanding Insulating Glass Windows

By Tara Taffera

You walk in a window showroom, and start talking to a salesperson about energy efficiency. He explains all the advantages and intricacies of the IG unit to you. If you are like most of us, he has lost you already with that acronym. Learn all about insulating glass windows here.

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Ten Tips to Replacing Historic Windows

By Tara Taffera

When researching new windows and doors for an historic home, you will find that it is possible to preserve that historic style when making your new window and door purchase. Follow these steps to find a company and products that will preserve your historic home’s integrity while offering great new views!

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The Case of Replacing Glass Damaged with Bullet Hole

By Daniel Snow

The Glass Detective addresses the question of what type of glass to use in the event that your window has been damaged with a bullet hole. Laminated? Tempered? Bullet resistant glass? Read on to find out.

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Do You Know What a BiFold Door Is?

By Trey Barrineau

One of the biggest trends in home design in recent years is the concept of seamless indoor-outdoor living. Learn about BiFold doors a as well as other types of patio & sliding doors. Learn more.

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How to be “Green” Replacing your Windows

By Nick St. Denis

Green building seeks to achieve many goals, including energy efficiency, protecting occupant well-being, and reducing impact on the environment. Believe it or not, windows and doors can help with all three. Find out how you can be “green” when selecting your next replacement windows.

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The Basics (and Growing Trends) of Sliding Glass Door Hardware

By Nick St. Denis

There are many considerations to take into account when selecting the right sliding glass door for your home, whether it is the color and style of the door, or the type of glass used. One important factor that shouldn’t be overlooked is the type of hardware—specifically the handle system—used with the door. Here is a […]

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Contemplating the Fate of Energy Star

By Tara Taffera

Even if you don’t own an Energy Star labeled product it’s a safe bet that you have seen or heard of the label. Energy Star has been known in households across the U.S. since its inception in 1992. The voluntary program rates the energy efficiency of thousands of products, from air conditioners to dishwashers to […]

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