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Fiber Cement from James Hardie Is a Highly Durable Siding Option When Compared with Vinyl
With the recent severe storms that hit the north Minneapolis area earlier in June, some homeowners around the Twin Cities metro are finding they need to replace their siding this summer.  If you're one of them, we'd like you to consider fiber cement siding from The James Hardie Company. Window Outfitters is proud to recommend Hardie products  to our customers because they produce some of the most reliable forms of siding available today, certainly more long-lasting ...
Common Problems Old Windows Suffer From Here in Minnesota
Even if your home was spared damage from the recent severe storms that hit the northern part of Minneapolis hard, your windows may still be in bad shape and in need of replacement.   This is especially true for homes that have older windows.   Many people realize that old windows have a thinner glass or fewer panes of glass.  As we work on historic and other older homes around the Twin Cities, the windows we remove usually ...
Four Sure Signs Your Minnesota Siding Needs Replacement
Recent hail storms here in the Minneapolis area caused exterior damage to many homes, with siding in particular getting hit hard.   Damage to siding from hail is usually easy to spot, and once it's been storm damaged it needs to be replaced, at least in sections.  And sometimes the home is in such a state that it needs to be completely re-sided.  But it's not always simple to tell when it's time for new siding. Is ...
Reduce Exterior Painting Costs with Fiberglass Replacement Windows
Most homeowners are shocked when looking at a painting contractor's estimate for exterior work. Most often than not, these homes are older with window frames that are outdated. Due to extensive work required to restore old window frames, such as scraping, sealing, and repairing, the cost of labor and materials can be quite high. Professional painting contractors can restore your old window frames' appearance, but the windows you are left are still old; you may have ...
Recent Minneapolis Hail Storms & Exterior Home Damage
Yesterday Mother Nature unleashed her fury on the Midwest, and the severe storms that passed through the Twin Cities dropped massive amount of hail in areas like Coon Rapids and Blaine.  Trees were uprooted and the hail piled up to the extent that in some neighborhoods the snow plows were out to remove it. But a storm like that produces a lot more than extra work for street maintenance crews and landscapers.  The potential for storm ...
Pella’s Great New Windows and Doors: Part 2
As mentioned in our previous entry, Pella has released promising new lines in their Architect Series Collection. If you’re on the market for new  replacement windows and patio doors, these options are worth checking out. Architect Series Reserve This historically accurate line employs an impressive attention to detail. These elements include a putty glaze technique applied to grilles and sashes similar to how windows were made back when older houses were first built. There are also modern manufacturing ...

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