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A Door is An Introduction

Jun 12, 2012 by MeCC Interiors

Many people consider doors to be a divider or separation between spaces. While they do provide privacy and protection from the elements, they are also often the first introduction to a room, particularly when they require opening to permit entry.

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Window Technologies Simplified

Feb 14, 2008 by Midtown Windows and Doors

Windows bring light, warmth and beauty into homes, giving a feeling of openness and space to living areas, but they can also account for 10 to 25 percent of your heating or cooling bill. Given rising energy costs, it is important to understand what types of energy-saving options are available. Today, there are many window technologies available that are worth considering. Glazing materials now come with a wide selection of options such as Low e, Argon, and perhaps one of …

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Ultimate Venting Picture Windows

Apr 16, 2012 by MeCC Interiors

It is the time of year when many of us want to let the outdoors in. The fresh air, anyway. But most do not want to draw attention to the fact that windows are open, particularly on lower levels. Marvin Windows may have a solution for you.

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Exterior Shutters

Jul 31, 2007 by Pacific Columns

A shutter literally shuts out intruders as well as the rain, wind, and dust from entering a home or building. First used in ancient Greece, shutters have been popular since colonial times. They are today an important aspect of functional window treatment and add both character and aesthetic value to an exterior. Over the years many different shutter styles and innovations developed. Colonial buildings had simple functional straps and hinges, Victorian ones had …

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Swarovski Elements for your Windows

Apr 16, 2012 by MeCC Interiors

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m definitely not a fan of fussy window treatments with lots of draping fabric. It works for some room settings, but I often feel less is more.

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Discreet Coded Door Handle

Apr 04, 2012 by MeCC Interiors

Keyless entry systems are becoming increasingly popular for home use, eliminating the need to carry around multiple keys. Historically, many have been bulky or have very visible keypads. Valli and Valli, however, has introduced the Vitalia, a sleek, discreet keyless entry system.

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eXact Color™ Sealant

Mar 23, 2012 by Sashco, Inc.

Exact Color™ is a high-quality, super-elastic caulk from the makers of Big Stretch® that mixes with any latex paint or stain to create custom colored caulk with no tools required.

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What to use for Chimney Mortar Repairs

Jan 30, 2012 by Sashco, Inc.

Cracked mortar and concrete around your chimney can lead to roof leaks. So, seal them up. But how? And which products should you use?

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Bring the sunshine and backyard into your home this summer

Jun 07, 2010 by Pella

Warm weather means it’s an ideal time to redo or create a new outdoor living space that you can enjoy all summer.

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When to Consider Custom Iron Curtain Rods

May 28, 2010 by Unique Vanities

The way your windows are covered can really make a difference in the appearance of your home, both from the inside and the outside. If you find your window treatments looking a little bit plain, there are a few things that you can do to liven them up, without necessarily spending a lot of money.

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Home improvement becomes less taxing

Apr 12, 2010 by Pella

Spring is here, summer’s just around the corner, and it’s time to break out of that winter funk. With homeowners spending more time at home these days, many are investing in home upgrades.

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Make room for the parents

Apr 12, 2010 by Pella

Think you have a crowded house? Maybe you’re not alone. With these economic times and higher housing costs, combining households has become a more prudent approach to managing expenses.

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Take away the fear factor of replacing windows, doors

Mar 02, 2010 by Pella

Thinking of remodeling? You are not alone. The majority of money spent by homeowners on home upkeep goes toward improvement projects versus maintenance and repairs.

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Living the green life

Mar 02, 2010 by Pella

This year’s big home improvement trend is not the hottest paint color or the newest counter top surface, it’s practical improvements with a capital P.

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A healthy home can add to healthy energy savings

Feb 11, 2010 by Pella

We may be riding an economic roller coaster, but one fact is certain: the weather is cold. And who wouldn’t like to save a few bucks on heating bills this winter?

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ENERGY STAR - It's all about reducing emissions

Aug 26, 2009 by JELD-WEN Windows and Doors

By choosing ENERGY STAR products, consumers help reduce Green House Gas emissions.

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Best Window Installation Procedure Part II

Jun 18, 2009 by Encore Window and Door Professionals

Part II of “Best Window Installation Procedures”

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Best Window Installation Procedure Part I

Jun 18, 2009 by Encore Window and Door Professionals

When is a “Rip Out” a “Rip Off”? The question is, what do these mean to you and which is right for best meeting your needs?

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Top 5 Money-Saving Projects That Pay Off in the Long Run

Jan 15, 2009

In a tight economy, consumers usually gravitate toward inexpensive home improvement products that reduce short-term energy costs and improve overall efficiency.

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Tips for Selecting Green Windows and Doors

Aug 05, 2008 by Pella

What is green? Green buildings are located, designed, constructed and maintained to promote resource conservation and in turn, to help enhance the well-being of occupants. Green buildings use resources wisely, to help minimize negative impacts …

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Windows Into the Home

Jul 17, 2008

It’s early in the morning and you’ve just opened the curtains to bring in the bright new day. Or perhaps the snow is falling softly outside as you snuggle up with a cup of hot cocoa at your window seat and take in the view. Windows have been around for hundreds of years …

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Selecting Replacement Windows

Feb 14, 2008 by Centra Windows

In our efforts to save money and reduce carbon emissions, we are all seeking actions we can take to be more proactive. Upgrading your windows to be more energy efficient is a great start.

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Understanding Window Condensation

Feb 14, 2008 by Pella Windows

Understanding Condensation. Moisture is present in all homes, but when it becomes excessive, homeowners need to take an active role in protecting their investment. Humidity and Condensation Humidity is a measure of the amount of water vapor in the air. Condensation is water that forms when warm, moist air hits a cooler surface. In homes, it might occur on surfaces such as windows, bathroom walls and cold-water pipes. When interior humidity levels are too high …

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Considerations When Replacing Windows and Doors

Feb 14, 2008 by Pella Windows

As you consider replacing your windows or doors, look for these indicators that your old windows or doors need to be replaced: Poor performance Opening and closing is a difficult task; air leaks in, out or around the window; condensation or fogging occurs on or between glass panes. Safety Windows that don’t open easily or are painted or nailed shut may prevent a safe escape during a fire when seconds count. Looks Chipping, deterioration and water stains on …

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