Windows & Doors


Window Shutter Styles Run the Gamut

For a lot of U.S. homeowners, a window shutter is little more than a decorative feature that is attached to either side of a window. However, there are many products that do serious work to keep air and water out of a home, protect it during severe weather and boost energy efficiency. Many affiliates at […]

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The Case of the Sometimes Stained Glass

Do your glass doors have streaks that don’t seem to come off no matter how well you clean them? The Glass Detective investigates and addresses what can cause these unsightly stains and the best way to go about fixing the issue. Find out more here.

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How to Keep Your Door Glass Clean

When it comes to keeping the glass in your home’s doors clean, you might think there’s nothing to it—all it takes is a little glass cleaner and paper towels, right? Sounds easy enough, but it’s not always that simple. It’s important to always follow the manufacturer’s maintenance instructions first and foremost. Check out our general tips for keeping your door glass looking pristine!

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Paying the Price: Cost Considerations for Windows and Doors

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 one window may be exponentially more expensive than another, we break it down.

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How to Save Energy During Cold Weather

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. Here are some winter energy saving tips that should help you save. Read more.

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A Glass Wall Can Partition Off Modern Office Spaces

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

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

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

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?

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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