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Spring Weather Welcomes Spring Window Replacement Ideas

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It seems that we are finally getting our fabulous spring weather to stick here in North Texas.  Time to throw back those curtains and enjoy!  What can we do to add a little extra “Spring” to our lives?  We can offer a few suggestions as to how to do so.

First and foremost, wash those windows!  It may seem like a no-brainer, but often it is an overlooked task, yet yields remarkable results to last throughout the summer.

Be sure to open the windows and deep clean inside the jam and the interior trim, as […]

Wood vs Vinyl

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All across America, bets are being placed as anxious and excited homeowners declare their allegiance to one of two most popular replacement window choices: Vinyl versus Wood.

On one side of the court, stands the classic wood window. The average sized wood window weighs approximately 20 to 30 pounds and boasts an assortment of corners and angles intricately incorporated into each design. Cleaning these windows will definitely make you feel like a part of the team, while repainting these wood windows will make you feel like you are carrying the whole team to victory on your back. Scraping, sanding and […]

Window Leaks

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Texas weather…it’s cold, it’s warm, it’s cold, and then it’s FREEZING!!!  This last cold snap has been a doozey.  Condensation build up on the glass panes and frames drip on to your window sells causing damage to paint and wood. If not remedied, it can eventually cause serious structural damage around the window frames. It can even create mold and other environmental issues.

Since these kinds of window leaks will wreak havoc on your home. It is best to identify them in the early stages rather than waiting until a real, big problem has become […]

Winter Window Woes

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Over time we all begin to show a little wear and tear.  It’s only natural that every day exposure to the elements will slowly break down our sturdy exteriors.  Then it stands to reason that our homes suffer the same wear and tear; it is just as easy to let it go unnoticed day after day and week after week… until years have gone by and we find that our homes are in serious disrepair.

Sometimes one of the most often worn, but clearly overlooked areas is our windows.  We often pay little attention to our windows detailing, seams […]

Home Security

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When is the last time you thought about your home’s security system or overall level of safety?  Probably not as often as you should; and truly, it is easy to feel overly confident in most of our North Texas neighborhoods regarding the safety in our homes.  We know our neighbors, our local fire and police forces are highly visible, there’s plenty of community discussion throughout social media, and the news outlets keep us aware of the latest trouble to avoid.  We are on top of it, right? 

But, sometimes our own false sense of security […]

What are the Best Window Options for Your Home?

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When the time comes to update some or fully replace your home’s windows, it is important that the vendor you use can provide you with the highest quality brands available on the market today. But even more importantly, you want to be sure that you are dealing with a contractor that employs knowledgeable and experienced consultants to help guide you through the window-shopping journey.

That is so important! You will have so many options to consider.  It can make your head spin, and blow your budget in a split second, if you select the wrong contractor […]

Open your Home with New Patio Doors

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Bright sunny days, birds chirping, and warm breezes all signal that spring is on the way!!   Now is a great time to begin your home updating to take advantage of the approaching pleasant months to fully appreciate the new season’s fresh air blowing our way and what better way than to expand our access to the great outdoors?

One of the best ways to do this is to add or update your home’s patio doors.  When you are preparing to make a change to your patio doors you want to be sure you choose […]

New Windows Make a Difference

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When was the last time you really stopped to think about the windows in your home?  The right window actually makes all the difference in the world, from the kind of personality your home presents to the outside world to the kind of light and energy entering your home and surrounding your friends and family.

The windows in your home impact everything from resale value to curb appeal. It helps provide a warm and welcoming place for those you love.  The right windows are much easier on your pocketbook and wallet, too.

But do you really […]

New Energy Efficient Windows

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When the time comes to replace your home’s old, leaky, inefficient windows the realty of moving forward with said task can be quite daunting.  There are so many variables that need to be taken into consideration such as changing the style of window, what color, level of structural quality, type of glass, and what rooms of the house need what level of energy efficient glass. And of course, will it fit my budget?

How exactly does one decide which choices are the right ones?  After all, you are going to spend a significant amount of […]

Winter Windows Replacement

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North Texas winter weather is all over the map.  One day it is sunny and 60s and the next it is dreary, wet, and 45 degrees outside. Those drafty old windows we have been able to ignore all summer are starting to become troublesome with weather extremes like that.  Whatever are we to do?

Many of us would assume that during these crazy, winter days all home projects must be confined to interior room rehabs and home decor projects.  We are here to inform you that it is not the case.

Now is the best time to have […]