Window Outfitters Blog
Window Solutions for Those Historic Buildings – Part 1
With so many historic homes and other buildings around Minnesota, it is important to know what can be done with them to really boost their appeal, function, and energy efficiency.  When you own an historic structure, often there are challenges that come along with remodeling or improving it. If you're in an historic district, there are rules and regulations that must be adhered to.  Only certain types of changes and materials are permitted.  But even ...
Choosing the Right Window Frame for a Minneapolis Home
Time for new windows in your home here in Minneapolis?  If you're considering having your windows replaced, have you thought about what kind of frames you'd like?   Getting the right window frame is something that's not often the first thought.  Usually, the homeowners we talk to think about the glass. they're interested in the number of panes, air or gas filling, the best UV protection and more. However, the frame material of the window can make ...
Old Windows: To Repair or To Replace – That is the Question
As a company specializing in replacement windows for homes and businesses in the Twin Cities area, one of the questions we get asked often is whether old windows can just be repaired instead of replaced.  It's a good question. But you also want to take into account the issue of whether either SHOULD be done.  'Can' and 'should' are sometimes very different things. If you’re considering the windows throughout your home and you don’t think they ...
Good Reasons to Choose Vinyl Siding for Your Home in the Twin Cities
If you own a home here in the Twin Cities, chances are sooner or later you'll have to consider replacing your siding.  It will come up eventually, because no siding product lasts forever.  First you'll have to decide to tackle the project, and then you will have to choose which siding option works the best for you. We install a number of different siding products, because just like with our replacement windows, we believe in giving ...
Should You Choose Horizontal or Vertical Siding for Your Minnesota Home?
If we say 'siding' you probably automatically picture horizontal pieces, right?  But many homeowners we work with opt for something a little different - vertical siding. When it comes to siding for your home here in the Minneapolis area, there are almost countless options in horizontal siding options.  However, did you know that vertical siding is actually a popular thing? (The home in the photo shown here - courtesy of The James Hardie Company - has both ...
Are Replacement Windows for Old Minnesota Homes a Good Idea?
Replacing older windows is something that is usually recommended, but what happens when the home is a historic one here in Minnesota? There are quite a few historic districts around the St. Paul and Minneapolis area and other communities we serve such as Stillwater, Farmington, and Fairbault.  And even if a home isn't in a designated preservation locale, if it's an older one, maintaining as much of the original characteristics as possible is important for most ...

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