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.

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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

Founding Member of Marks All Pros

 

 

Gravina’s Window Center of Littleton is proud to be a Founding Member of Marks All-Pros

Remodeling is hotter than ever, with no signs of a slowdown in the future.  With the future of Denver’s home values climbing and showing ‘no signs of letting up,’ remodeling continues to dominate the home improvement market.  When homeowners are looking for remodeling contractors who can they trust? There is no better way to find a reputable contractor than from referrals.  That’s where Marks All-Pros comes in.  Mark Schlereth and his partners created his referral network to simplify the process and help you connect with honest, trustworthy and professional companies.  His name, the integrity that he possesses, and his dream to build the best referral network in the country made Marks All Pros.  Marks All Pros connect smart consumers with great businesses exactly as they say they will.  Mark Schlereth is a proven winner, and all of Gravina’s Window Center of Littleton’s customers know they need a winner they can trust when replacing their windows and doors.

 

 

 


 

Now is the best time to improve your home

With little inventory, homeowners are investing their money in the smartest place… their home. Now is the time to replace your windows if you’re hoping to save energy, improve your home’s appearance inside and out and value. We can help homeowners out with home improvement projects.

 

 

 

 


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