Window Outfitters Blog
Looking for New Siding? Reasons to Choose LP SmartSide® for Your Minnesota Home
When it's time to replace the siding on your home in Minnesota, there are a number of things to consider before you select a siding product.  Your home is an important investment, so it's understandable that you want to make the right decision overall. The choice you make in what siding to have installed not only depends on the quality of protection that your home gets but also on the way it looks on the ...
Minneapolis Replacement Windows: Vinyl vs Fiberglass
If it's time to replace the windows on your home here in the Minneapolis area, you have many options to go with. You can see from our list of window manufacturers that we offer an extensive selection, both in terms of manufacturers as well as frame material. In addition to vinyl and fiberglass, wood is another option, as well as aluminum clad wood.  We have found in working with our customers that most homeowners lean toward ...
What is the U-Value of a Window? What Does it Mean?
Minnesota homeowners shopping for new replacement windows probably know already that each window comes with a sticker (usually yellow) with all kinds of numbers and letters on them.  Each one is an indicator of the window's performance in a specific category.   If you’re looking to reach your energy efficiency goals, then paying attention to the U-value of a window is important. By understanding what this is, you can better choose the windows that are going to ...
Our Company Is a Recommended MN Window & Siding Contractor for the Bloomington HRA
We get that it's hard to trust people these days, especially if you're planning on having some remodeling or home improvement done.  We've all read the news about scam artists and unscrupulous contractors. So whenever we get an 'approved' or 'preferred' contractor designation by an important entity, we're proud to share it with the public. It's your assurance that our company has been checked out and that we meet the standards set. We have a number ...
Should You Paint the Vinyl Siding on Your Home?
Occasionally someone has vinyl siding on their home and it's still in good shape but they'd prefer a different color.  If you're not ready to have new siding installed, this means painting over it.   Can that be done?  Depends on who you listen to, but generally the answer is yes. But the more important question is, should you?  Is painting vinyl siding a good idea? Before you tackle this project, you should ask yourself a few ...
Fiber Cement Siding May Be Hard, But It’s Not Spelled “Hardy” Plank
Try it - Google 'Hardy Plank' - you'll find it pops up right away as a suggested search term. That tells us that many people refer to it that way.  But the search engines will also correct it to 'Hardie' - the correct spelling of this brand name for fiber cement siding manufactured by The James Hardie Company.   Even though it is not spelled “Hardy” it still lives up to the name that makes it hard and ...

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