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The Cost of Replacing Windows or Adding a Garden Window

October 4th, 2018|Home Improvement, Replacement Windows|

Replacing Windows or Adding a Garden Window Replacing windows in your home does not have to be expensive, and adding a garden window increases your home value. Garden windows are similar to bay windows, but smaller. Also, garden windows are often installed over a sink. While garden windows are more of a "luxury [...]

When Is It Time To Replace My Home’s Front Door?

September 27th, 2018|Affordable Replacement Doors, Home Improvement, Replacement Doors|

When You Should Consider Front Door Replacement Whether you have just moved into a new home or you've lived in your home for years, sometimes you have to replace your entry door. There are three main reasons for front door replacement: Aesthetics Security Energy Efficiency Aesthetics If your entry door is old-fashioned, damaged, [...]

How Thick Does My Siding Need To Be For My House?

September 24th, 2018|Home Improvement, Vinyl Siding|

How Thick Should My Siding Be? Choosing siding for your home can be difficult, as there are many options. When choosing replacement siding for your home, you must consider multiple factors, including aesthetic, water resistance, durability, and energy efficiency. There are various siding replacement options; popular siding replacement options include Alside and Hardieplank.  [...]

Choosing between Fiberglass or Wood for Your Entry Door

September 18th, 2018|Affordable Replacement Doors, Home Improvement, Replacement Doors|

 Choosing a New Door for Your Home  When it's time to replace your entry door, you must decide what type of door you'd like to install. The most common options are wood, fiberglass, and steel. Each option has its benefits and its drawbacks. You should choose your new door based on your needs [...]

Increasing Your Home’s Value by Replacing Windows and Doors

September 14th, 2018|Affordable Replacement Doors, Home Improvement, Replacement Doors, Replacement Windows|

Increasing Your Home's Value Whether you just moved in, or you're ready to move out, it's always a good time to consider replacing your old or damaged windows and doors. Smart home improvements, like increasing energy efficiency, can pay off in a big way when it's time to sell your home.  Window and [...]

The Differences Between Double and Triple Paned Glass

August 8th, 2018|Commercial windows, Home Improvement, Lowering Energy Costs, Replacement Windows|

Double and Triple Pane Glass When determining the best type of windows to install on your property, you must choose between double and triple pane glass. But what are the differences? Double pane glass windows consist of two panes of glass with a space between them. That space (consisting of air) adds additional [...]

How to Replace Windows and Doors on a Historic/Landmark Property

July 27th, 2018|Home Improvement, Replacement Doors, Replacement Windows|

If you own a property designated as a historic landmark, there are specific rules you must follow in order to repair or replace facets of the property. There are more than 50 historic districts in Chicago, including many that have one or more extensions. The first historic district was created in 1971 on Alta Vista [...]

What to Look for in a Home Improvement Crew

July 16th, 2018|Home Improvement|

Learning How to Choose a Home Improvement Crew  When you're tackling any type of improvement for your home in Chicago, you must find a reputable, responsible home improvement team. We tell all homeowners to do their due diligence when choosing a team so they can avoid problems, increased costs, and mistakes.  Look at [...]

Gas-Filled Glass Panes in Windows

July 8th, 2018|Home Improvement, Lowering Energy Costs, Replacement Windows|

What are Gas-Filled Windows? Older homes often feature single-pane windows, which are drafty and energy inefficient. Newer buildings (or upgraded properties) are most likely to feature gas-filled windows, which are windows consisting of two or three panes of glass, with argon gas filling the spaces between the panes. These types of windows have [...]

Deciding if Your Basement Needs an Escape Window

June 27th, 2018|Home Improvement, Replacement Windows|

When building or remodeling a basement, you should include an escape window ("Egress"). Most cities and towns require escape windows under their fire ordinances. Escape windows are necessary for safety and your peace of mind. Basement escape windows ensure there is means of departure in case of emergency, most notably fire. Stories of apartment [...]

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