Through the years window designs have dramatically improved in both energy efficiency and aesthetics. If it is time to start replacing windows for your home or business, you might want to consider your vinyl window options. These days you can be assured new vinyl windows are more energy efficient, cost effective, and longer lasting than windows of the past. And with all the different design choices, you can give your home or business a make-over without the traditional remodel work, costs, and time commitment involved. Also, if you will be replacing your Air Conditioning System […]
So you have finally upgraded your home’s exterior to include beautiful, decorative wrought iron doors. Although they are relatively maintenance free, it is a good idea to plan for some basic routine maintenance every year, to preserve the integrity of your purchase.
Plan on washing your wrought iron door and any surrounding windows at least once a year; twice is optimal. This simple task will effectively reduce potentially corrosive substances such as bird droppings, dust and pollen, as well as other environmental contaminants. Even if your wrought iron door is relatively sheltered from direct exposure to the […]
Year after year we, as a society, are becoming more and more energy conscious and environmentally aware. This is a good thing! It is better for the world we live in and improved energy efficiency also relieves some strain on our pocketbooks, as well.
Now that you may be considering replacing some or all of the windows in your home, we want to take the opportunity to educate you on the latest in energy efficiency when it comes to replacement windows. The newest, most energy efficient windows in the market use glass that is commonly known as “Low-E […]
Despite our ongoing love of nature, an inordinate amount of our time awake is spent indoors. Unfortunately, this lack of access to the outdoors can also adversely affect our moods, productivity, and much more. One way to positively impact that is to create your own backyard oasis, but in doing so it is incumbent upon you to ensure you have reasonable access to it or it is all for naught.
Do you have a beautiful back or side yard that you would love to see more of? What better way to enjoy the outdoors while indoors than through big, bright […]
Enjoying your home and even looking around at home improvement updates and opportunities, often some of the most obvious and impactful items can be overlooked. One example of this is our windows.
Over time windows, especially if they were originally of somewhat builder grade or lesser quality, can develop breaks in the seals causing fogginess. Also, older windows we find are often less energy efficient. Or it is simply a matter of modernizing the look and feel of our home to improve its street appeal.
When it is finally time to upgrade and/or replace your windows fiberglass windows […]
If you are considering updating your home, one of the most obvious options bringing immediate impact to your street appeal, is to modernize the doors and windows. There are many beautiful design options available today for making a dramatic statement for your exterior home upgrade.
As you consider your choices regarding the right look and feel for your door replacement you will also want to determine whether a wood door or fiberglass door is the best choice for your home. Both fiberglass and wood doors can be similar in appearance; however, there are a […]
Many homes in the Dallas area were built during the 1920-1980s and if you own one of these houses you might be overdue for window replacement. On average these home can have anywhere from 12-24 windows. What can homeowners of the gorgeous yet older homes expect to pay for windows and installation costs?
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 […]
Here at Designer Door and Window we have heard many nightmare stories. One recently involved a homeowner reporting they had hired a contractor and paid them 50% of the deposit and never heard back from them again. We know that home improvements are not paid for with pocket change. It is your hard earned money and we want everyone to avoid these scam artists by asking yourself a few quick questions to verify the character and integrity of the contractor.
Does he have a showroom you can visit? This is important and it indicates “roots”.
Then ask how long at […]
This recent winter weather does not make it any easier on our homes or our nerves when we hear a horrible squeak or feel the cold draft coming from our front door. The main passageways in our home tend to receive the most family “love”. This is not the best news for your front door. Many things like the weather, material and traffic effects the longevity of an exterior door. If you are already considering investing in a new entryway door here are the top 3 reasons to do this before 2014.
Selling your home? If you live in the […]
Fall is such a wonderful time of year and marks the coming of the holiday season. What better way to kick off the coming of the holiday season than fun-filled family activities, such as decorating the home in preparation. You can breathe new life in to the same old autumnal decorations by involving the kids. Here are some ideas for a crafty, entertainment filled weekend afternoon for all to enjoy!
Personality Comes Knocking
Wreaths are a great way to decorate the entrance to your home, and spread your family’s personality as well. Burlap wreaths are great […]