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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What’s Your Replacement Window Type?

Windows can crank, lift, glide, tilt and turn, move up, down and sideways. For homeowners who need to replace windows in their home, it can seem that options for the look and functionality to replace your old windows are endless. The type of product you choose and how it operates will help you determine the…

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A window company’s clear vision

This Labor Day is all about honoring workers — but sometimes a job is more than just a job. When there’s a shared vision, it can make all the difference. Connor Knighton takes us to a manufacturer in Minnesota to see for himself. The pieces of pine may not be much to look at. But…

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See the Difference With the Therma-Tru DoorWays App

It’s easy as 1-2-3… Download the Therma-Tru DoorWays App. Try new doors on your home and SNAP a picture. Save the picture and bring it in to receive a REBATE. To learn more, click here. Hurry! Rebate offer ends October 31, 2017. *Receive a combined rebate amount of $250 when you purchase a Classic-Craft door…

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