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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 […]

Replace Your Windows with Vinyl Windows

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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 […]

Adding Beauty to your Home with Wrought Iron Doors

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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 […]

Low-E Window Replacement Makes your Home Energy Efficient

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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 […]

Is it Time to Replace Your Patio Door?

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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 […]

Why Choose Fiberglass Windows?

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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 […]

Wood vs Fiberglass Doors

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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 […]

Problems with Window Replacement

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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?

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 […]

Top 3 Questions to ask before Hiring a Door Contractor

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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 […]