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Window Repurposing, turn your old windows into something fun!

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When the time comes to replace your home’s windows, it is an exciting time.  New designs and bigger, brighter spaces.  It is all good, but suddenly you have a new dilemma you may not have considered. What to do with the old windows?

Well, the obvious solution is to simply have the contractor haul them away, but what if there were other options…some fun options?  Here you go!

Use the old window frame as a message board for kids or household activities.  To make this happen simply repaint the frame in a […]

Winter Window Replacement

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Winter has hit hard this week across the nation.  Are you ready?  Is your pocketbook?  While winter does come with its own unique delights; can we say hot cocoa by a cozy fire?  Then there are the few, and far between fun North Texas winter days that may include sledding down local hills on our recycling container lids as make-shift sleds, and don’t forget the “school is closed today!!” fun hooky days for the whole family.  But keeping your family warm in the wintertime can be a costly endeavor.

One of the biggest sources of heat loss in […]

What would your home look like with a new door?

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Is your home in need of a facelift or would you just like a new look?  One way to make a simple, but dramatic change to your home’s street appeal is by updating your external household doors.  And there are so many creative ways to change your entryways, based on your vision and home’s current or evolving design.

 

Your front door is one of the first impressions your home makes on those driving past or visiting your home.  It doesn’t have to be plain and purely functional.  Your door can […]

Space Saver Windows

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It is easy to float comfortably along through the months without a lot of thought to budgets; that is until the cool, brisk winds of winter begin sneaking into our lives and through our windows!!

There are always helpful, energy saving tips we can apply to help reduce our heating costs when Old Man Winter comes beating on our doors, yet the biggest cause of energy loss is our old, inefficient windows.

Now, I do understand that completely replacing old, outdated windows throughout one’s home is quite an undertaking and not one we should consider […]

Window Replacement Providing Your Home’s View to the World

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There comes a time in every home’s life that we must reevaluate whether or not our windows are still serving us well.  There are many, many reasons it might be time to replace your current windows, therefore it is a good idea to thoroughly think through the most important things you want in a window, before you bite the bullet.

First and foremost, windows provide your home’s view to the world.  The more open and bright your windows the more they can help you create your own personal sanctuary away […]

Window Replacement for Energy Efficiency

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In need of new windows in your home?  There are some benefits to getting this done this fall, before our temperatures drop substantially of which you may want to be aware.

As you will remember, as the temps begin to drop you will start to be reminded of how drafty your old windows actually are.  Do you really want to shiver through another long winter with sky-high heating bills?  Not if you are like the majority of us!!

Now is the time to replace some, or all, of your old inefficient windows to save on this winter […]

Doing Your Research Pays Huge Dividends When Hiring a Door and Window Contractor

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No matter how good a promotion sounds, there is no substitute for doing your research about the company and contractor that does doors and windows. If an offer seems too good to be true, there will probably be a catch that victimizes you in some way. If a potential contractor is rushing you into something, chances are that something may be amiss.

The importance of doing your research cannot be stressed enough. “If a contractor has nothing to hide and stands behind their work, they will honor the deal being offered even if you need a few days to think […]

Don’t Be Caught Off Guard By Winter

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If you are living in a home that is more than 10 to 20 years old, window replacement is an upgrade that you should consider. Windows made several years ago were either single pane or very thin double pane with only dead air between the panes. Many homeowners are now faced with seal failure which allows moisture and dust between these thin panes that can’t be cleaned…very frustrating!! Designer Doors & Windows offers a solution, energy efficient, double & triple pane windows. Today’s technology fills the air space between the two […]

When Customer Service Far Exceeds “Good Enough”

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When the sales representative hung up after finishing a customer conversation with the phrase “good enough,” his director of sales spent a moment advising him how he could have made an even better impression on his client.

“In a situation like that, instead of saying ‘good enough,’ you may be better served asking the customer ‘is there anything else I can do for you’,” stressed Steve Barron, who owns and operates Designer Door & Window with his wife and business partner, Debby. “You see, here at Designer Door & Window (www.designerdw.com), ‘good enough’ is simply not good enough […]

How much do new Windows Cost on New Construction?

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Quality

The quality of the window is going to be a large factor of the pricing and not all windows are created equal. Brands like Marvin, Anderson and Simonton are very reasonably priced windows and made from high quality material. The material will also make a difference in pricing.

Installation

A lot of windows are installed improperly and usually these companies are ok with charging little or nothing for installation. These companies just remove the active and fixed sashes from the existing window and tap in a vinyl window into the pieces of your existing frame […]