Windows & Doors


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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How to be “Green” Replacing your Windows

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

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

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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What is the Process for Installing a Door?

So, you have found yourself in need of a new door for your house. Whether it’s a front door, interior door or patio door, there are a range of options available and much to consider. What material would you like? What type of hardware? What style is your home? How much glass do you want […]

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The Easy Way to Wash and Clean Your Windows

Tips for Keeping Your Window and 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. There are many ways to clean your […]

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Decorative Glass for Windows and Doors: The Basics and Beyond

Decorative glass is relatively self-explanatory. After all, it is just that: glass that has decorative elements. We’ve included photos of some examples here. The product can serve a variety of functions. First and foremost, it is used to enhance the aesthetics of a space, whether it’s a design in the glass on your door or […]

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Make a Grand Entrance with a Refreshed Front Door

A home isn’t just a shelter; it’s a place that holds memories and reflects personality. As people walk toward your house, they tend to notice the landscaping and general appearance of the home, but as they wait for you to greet them and let them inside, they’re probably looking at your front door. An outdated […]

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