When should you get new windows for your home?

 

When do you need new windows and doors?

For most homeowners, knowing when to get your windows replaced can be a big question.  Should you replace windows in the summer or winter? Is it all about saving money?  Is it a long term investment?  Is it about upgrading energy efficiency?  All of these and more are prime considerations in deciding when and how to improve your windows; solving comfort, convenience, and maintenance problems are also crucial.

• To help you make the most of window and door replacement projects, here are other things to consider:

Convenience

Do you want to be remodeling during the holidays or when it’s warmer out?

Character

Maybe you are just ready for a change.  There is nothing wrong with that.  Some people live in their homes for a very long time.  Why not enjoy it and remodel it the way you want as opposed to what the resell market wants?  New windows will help upgrade your home and your life.

Security

Tired of using wood dowels to lock or prop up your windows?  Do your windows even lock anymore?  If you have to worry about home security and you have already hired a locksmith to check all of the locks, you may need to replace windows and doors.

 

You have decided to do your windows.

You’ve got the go-ahead on your window replacement project.  Now it’s time for the details, such as:

  • Window or door type
  • Interior and exterior material
  • Divided light styles
  • Color and stain
  • Hardware style and finish
  • Shades and color
  • Security sensors
  • Screens

 

What other situations should you consider for window and door replacement?  Here are 9 Questions to ask when shopping for replacement windows.

 

Infinity from Marvin Excels in JD Power Windows and Patio Doors Satisfaction Study

Windows and Patio Doors Satisfaction Study | J.D. Power examines the key drivers among customers who recently purchased Windows and Patio Doors.

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Marvin’s premier line of fiberglass replacement windows and doors, Infinity, recently won the J.D. Power award for excellence in the Window Design Category.   Another reason to remodel with the best fiberglass window on the market.

Protect Your Family from Exposures to Lead

THE LEAD-SAFE CERTIFIED GUIDE TO RENOVATE RIGHT.

If your home was built before 1978, there is a good chance it has lead-based paint. In 1978, the federal government banned consumer uses of lead-containing paint, but some states banned it even earlier. Lead from paint, including lead-contaminated dust, is one of the most common causes of lead poisoning.

Source: www.windowsforyourhome.com

Is your home, your building, or the child care facility or school your children attend being renovated, repaired, or painted?

5 Things About Window Replacement To Help Homeowners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 Things About Window Replacement To Help Homeowners

Replacing windows can be involved. Homeowners should choose a window that provides durability and the right look for their house. With multiple choices out there, how can buyers make an educated choice? Homeowners should apply these determinants to decide what replacement window is right for them.

 

Five factors determine the essence and durability of replacement windows. 

 

Total Performance

Replacement windows and doors should be thermally effective and add to the complete comfort of your home. 

Pick a window that meets ENERGY STAR® guidelines and has a .32 or lower U-Value, which measures heat transfer within the window.

Material Strengths

Today, there are many window materials, making it complicated for homeowners to understand which materials best suit their needs.

Replacement windows should be low maintenance, durable, and continue to look good over time. Wood windows look great but will require much more upkeep over time than fiberglass or low-maintenance vinyl alternatives.

Vinyl, the most frequently used material, tends to warp, fade, expand and contract in extreme temperatures, causing seal failures over time.

A better option is pultruded fiberglass for windows, like Infinity from Marvin. Vinyl also expands at higher rates than fiberglass. Because of its incredible durability and strength, fiberglass outperforms all other vinyl windows.

Appearance and Design

Advances in technology have made it possible to purchase high performance, long-lasting replacement windows that look great too.

Look for a narrow window profile. The thinner the profile, the more space can be used for glass, letting in more light and enhancing your view. A replacement window should also blend in seamlessly with your home, so choose a window that complements your interior. 

Reliability and Expertise

There are hundreds of window manufacturers in the marketplace today. How do you know who to trust? Will the manufacturer choose still be in business ten years from now if you have a service need?

Choose a window manufacturer who is well-established and has an excellent reputation. Ask around to see who has been satisfied with the installation and service they received when replacing their windows.

Total Value

To ensure the best value, look for a business known for its reliability and expertise and a product that delivers it all – excellent performance, superior materials, and unmatched features and design – all at a competitive price.

 

 

Source: www.windowsforyourhome.com

Space Heater Safety Tips to Keep Your Family Safe

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Is a space heater a fire hazard?

If your windows and doors are old and leaky you may look to space heaters for more comfort in you home during winter.  Space heaters are a nice way to heat up specific parts of your home.  But are they dangerous? 

If you intend to use portable electric space heaters, make sure to observe these tips and recommendations:

• Purchase a heater with the seal of a qualified testing laboratory.
• Keep the heater at least 3 feet away from anything that can burn.
• Choose a heater with a thermostat and overheat protection.
• Place the heater on a stable, level surface.
• Make sure your heater has an auto shut-off to turn the heater off if it tips over.
• Keep space heaters out of the way of foot traffic. Never obstruct an exit.
• Keep kids away from the space heater.
• Plug the heater directly into the wall socket. Never use an extension cord.
• Space heaters should be switched off and unplugged when you vacate the room or go to bed.

Stay safe this winter with our portable heater safety tips. From space heater technology to standard usage tips, Sylvane’s got you covered with advice and tips on using space heaters safely this winter season.

More information at: www.sylvane.com

Who makes the Best Replacement Windows?

Research and Find the Best Replacement Windows For Your Home. Learn which materials, types, and features are most important to consider.

Windows and Doors

Replacing old windows can improve the look of your home and make it quieter and less drafty. Many replacement windows are now more accessible to clean and sustain than more worn windows.

So how are you to identify which materials, varieties, and features are most critical to consider when replacing your windows?

Read the full article at: www.windowsforyourhome.com

Questions to Ask When Shopping for Replacement Windows

Replacement window shopping can be overwhelming. If it’s your first time making a purchase like this here are some great tips on what to ask window dealers.

Source: www.windowsforyourhome.com

Whether you want to replace your tired old windows with a bigger size, a particular color, or you’re just after greater energy efficiency, replacing old windows can both add value and energy efficiency to your house. The replacement window market continues seeing strong demand. But before you jump in, make sure you do your homework.

Garage Cleaning Tips: Expectations vs. Reality

Now is the time to tackle these long-avoided storage spaces!

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Your garage is not your home’s dumping ground. Follow these cleaning suggestions to prepare your garage for the winter. Many things can happen in or to a garage over the summer, so your first focus should be restoring order. A day devoted to clearing out and reorganizing your garage will get you ready for all the cold-weather activities just around the corner.

Marvin Windows Skycove Wins Best Indoor Product at the IBS

 

Marvin Windows Announces Revolutionary New Products

At the 2020 International Builders’ Show (IBS), in Las Vegas, Marvin unveiled its Marvin Skycove, a fully constructed, projected-glass box structure that can seat one or more people to extend functional living space. The window, which won Best Indoor Product at IBS, is built on a steel structure, designed to hold 60 pounds per square foot (slightly more than many decks, which are rated at 50 pounds per square foot).

Woman in Modern home sitting in Marvin Skycove Interior space

Photo: Marvin Windows

Its new Skycove product was a great representation of a theme seen throughout the show for narrow sightlines. The company said it noticed homeowners spending time in these little spaces created in homes, so this was a product the company hopes will meet that desire through windows. It is a fully constructed glass pop-out structure that expands interior space.

“The space that it creates can be used to solve many different problems that we don’t solve today amongst window and door companies, and that is to create space perhaps in a smaller kitchen or where a couch would not normally fit," said Levi Geadelmann, senior marketing product manager for Marvin, at IBS. "You now have the ability, through a window and door company, to buy a product that actually gives you more thoughtful space within the home.”

Because the window protrudes out, the glass on the side and top offers more light and visibility than traditional rough openings. “It lets quite a bit more light in… . You get one-and-a-half times the amount of glass [than] you do in a normal rough opening,” Geadelmann said.

The window comes in two sizes: 6.5-feet wide by 70 inches high and 8.5-feet wide by a little more than 7 feet high.

Skycove windows will be available in mid-2020, shipping to Marvin dealers in Seattle, the San Francisco Bay area, Minnesota, and some dealers in the Northeast.

 

Sources:

IBS 2020: Marvin Skycove Wins Best Indoor Product

https://www.prosalesmagazine.com/videos/ibs-2020-marvin-skycove-wins-best-indoor-product-video_o

 

The Big Guys Introduce Big Products at Builders’ Show

The Big Guys Introduce Big Products at Builders’ Show