In the last decade, there have been tons of exciting innovations in the residential window industry. Today’s windows are more efficient than ever, they’re stylish and beautiful, and they’re getting bigger. What are the most significant trends we see in 2018? As a residential window installer, we’ve got our finger on the pulse of the latest trends. Not only do we work with window manufacturers keep us in the loop
In the Mid Atlantic, winters can be brutal. Lots of cold blowing air, snow, and ice. For homeowners, keeping that cold air outside during the snowy months can be a real challenge, especially homes with lots of windows. The reason? In-efficient, damaged or aging windows account for a high percentage of heat loss in the home. In fact, according to the Department of Energy, inefficient windows can account for up
Does your home still have its original, single-pane windows? Are your windows exceptionally drafty during the winter? There’s a good chance installing double-pane high-performance windows can help you cut down on energy costs. But you’re probably wondering: Just how much will I save? Potential savings are dependent on a number of factors. For example, the climate in which you live will affect how much you will save. In climates with
Replacement windows can add real value to your home, and this type of home improvement project has a compelling ROI. In fact according to ISoldMyHouse.com, window replacement projects are among the best projects homeowners can do; the site estimates 85 percent of the costs can be recouped instantly in added home value. But just how much do they add? According to estimates from Remodeling magazine’s 2016 Cost vs. Value report,
Choosing between sliding doors and French doors for commercial or residential structures can be daunting. Following are concerns to address when considering the two for your project. Initial Cost A quality vinyl or fiberglass sliding door set with a screen will run $400 or more depending on size, frame choice, and hardware options. French doors are typically available in fiberglass or steel with fiberglass the most expensive. A quality set
Operable windows present an opportunity to enhance the ventilation and energy-saving performance of your commercial or residential structure. Casement and Double-Hung windows are two popular operable windows that can help you achieve these goals. Casement windows have a sleek modern appearance and function like a door, featuring a single or multiple vertical panes (sashes) that swings outward. Most are operated by a hand crank that makes casement windows a great
When it comes to replacing home windows, timing is everything. Waiting too long can result in increasing heating bills, as aging windows are prone to draftiness and poor insulation. Plus, leaving older window systems to rot or deteriorate can result in costly water damage to the area around the window, if moisture has started to leak into the frame. So when is the proper time to replace your home’s windows?
Preparing your home for sale can seem like a daunting task. There are dozens of projects that could be done, from kitchen upgrades to bathroom renovations. Yet, when it comes to a project’s cost relative to the value it will add to the home, replacing old, drafty windows has a compelling ROI. In fact, according to Remodeling magazine’s Cost vs. Value 2015 survey, 80+ percent of the costs of a
When you schedule a free onsite estimate with us, we will: 1. Bring actual working models to your home so you can see how they're built; and 2. Inspect your existing windows and answer all of your questions in 60 minutes or less.