Home Automation

Home Automation Marvin’s new Lock Status Sensor tells you if a panel or sash is closed and locked or unlocked. Integrates seamlessly into your new or existing security system via wired or wireless connection Concealed design keeps the beauty of your windows and doors As technology evolves, your system is able to upgrade Compatible and…

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6 Steps to New Windows

6 Steps to New Windows Step 1. Plan Your Replacement Budget & Strategy. You don’t have to replace all at once. Begin by replacing heavy-trafficked rooms in your home OR problematic windows first. Work out from there. Plan your strategy based on your budget. Step 2. Do Your Research. Not all windows are created equal….

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Why Choose ULTREX® Fiberglass Windows?

Why Choose ULTREX® Fiberglass Windows? The better the material, the longer the life of your windows. When you choose fiberglass windows, you are choosing a better quality material over vinyl and aluminum. AVI stands by ULTREX® Fiberglass from Integrity Windows and Doors. They have been voted BEST QUALITY Fiberglass Window for 5 years running by…

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Energy Efficiency 101

When windows are energy-efficient, they will not only make your home more comfortable, they will reduce your energy costs. Marvin and Integrity windows offer product options that will help you achieve long-term performance and cost efficiencies, in any climate.  

Signs It’s Time to Replace

Drafty windows. Windows that stick. Loss of energy efficiency. Look for these signs to help you determine if replacing your windows (and doors) should be the next project on your home improvement list. Operation has become difficult They’re drafty (loss of energy efficiency) There is condensation between the glass panes Water stains, chipping or deterioration…

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Promoting Wellbeing With Accessible Homes

When envisioning the perfect home for their family, Kiley and Jim agreed that accessibility was paramount—access to the outdoors, and access for their daughters, Langley and Boelyn, who have special needs and rely on their wheelchairs to get around. After purchasing a narrow lot in Downers Grove, Illinois, the couple reached out to Chicago-based firm…

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Window & Door Announces 2017 Dealer of the Year Award Winners

Updated with winners’ publication Dealer of the Year Award Window & Door magazine and the Window & Door Dealers Alliance announced the winners of the annual Dealer of the Year awards at a reception at Window & Door Dealer Days on September 13. Window & Door Dealer Days is held at GlassBuild America: The Glass,…

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Union Stables Case Study

Built in 1909, the 63,768-square-foot, four-story heavy-timber and masonry building stood silent for decades, tantalizing Ed Weinstein, FAIA, with a wealth of adaptive reuse possibilities to revive this landmark near Seattle’s Pike Place Market. Over the years, the building had served as a parking garage, auto body shop, and furniture warehouse. Today Union Stables shines…

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Mixing Window Finishes For a Barely-There Look

The new design rules are that there are no rules, even when it comes to painting your window sash and frame in contrasting colors. Whether you’re going through the window replacement process, remodeling your home or building anew, there are endless options when it comes to how to paint, stain or finish the items in…

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A Contemporary Do-Over for a Rotting Window Replacement Job

In the latest series of videos on Build with Matt Risinger, Austin-based builder Matt Risinger works on a stucco and stone house with a major rot problem. Un-clad wood windows were installed facing West towards storms and an unruly sprinkler system, meaning lots of moisture exposure. When paired with poor installation, constant moisture exposure led…

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