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How Do I Know My Exterior Doors Need to Be Replaced?
We've been talking a lot lately about exterior or replacement entry doors, and with good reason.  Here in Minnesota, with our sometimes harsh and severe weather, doors on the outside of a home can take a beating.  And if you've lived here in the Twin Cities for any amount of time, you probably already know the importance of having good doors to keep Mother Nature out. So how do you know whether it's time to replace ...
What’s Behind A Replacement Window Is As Important As What’s In It
When you look through a window, all you see is the view.  But it's important to take a look at what's behind those windows - what it is you don't see.  And a big part of that is the company that manufactures those windows.  Because just as windows vary greatly, so do the manufacturers. The great American housing expansion of the '50s and '60s made home ownership available on a wider scale than ever before.  Most ...
Considerations for Choosing the Best Window Material For Your Home
The most popular window materials used today include wood, fiberglass, steel, aluminum, and vinyl.  Some windows are a combination of materials.  What you choose depends on your home and the features you are looking for. With so many combinations and options to choose from, you can basically custom-tailor your replacement windows to your specific needs and tastes. If you are replacing windows in an older or historic home, you may want to go with historical accuracy and stay with wood and ...
Shutters for your Windows Provide a Whole New Look
If you're in the market for a totally different look for your home, have you considered adding shutters to your windows?  It used to be that nearly all homes came with shutters.  Shutters originally provided a much-needed function in that they kept out the weather and protected the window glass in case of high windstorms, hail, etc.  Nowadays while modern windows don't necessarily need the protection of shutters, they can add a charming touch to ...
How to Save Money with Energy-Efficient Replacement Windows
In these tight economic times, saving money is more important than ever.  Did you know that you can actually save money by replacing your windows?  Yes, there is a cost to installing new windows, but here are some savings you may not have considered. Windows are generally the largest source of heat and cooling loss in a home.  If your windows are older and have deteriorated wood frames, the loss may be even greater.  Why?  Over ...
The Right Entry Door Makes a Powerful Statement
Perhaps no area of the outside of your home gets as much use - or attention - as your front door.  Here you receive guests and visitors, here you pass out Halloween tricks, and here you string the holiday lights.  And for those passing by, the front door can say a lot about who lives inside.  What kind of statement does your front door make? When you're choosing a front door, the possibilities are almost endless.  ...

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