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Increasing Your Home’s Value by Replacing Windows and Doors

May 2nd, 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

May 2nd, 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

April 30th, 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

April 30th, 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

April 30th, 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

April 30th, 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 [...]

Customizing Your Home’s New Doors

April 30th, 2018|Affordable Replacement Doors, Home Improvement, Replacement Doors|

Customizing Your Home's Entry Door Your entry door is the focal point of your home, and should reflect your exact sense of style. Your aesthtic preferences and your functional needs all must be considered when choosing an entry door. There are endless possibilities when it comes to the appearance of your home's entry [...]

Options for Window Customization

April 30th, 2018|Home Improvement, Replacement Windows|

There are hundreds, if not thousands of different combinations of options when you are installing or replacing windows in your home or business. From the shape of the window to the color type of glass, property owners can become frustrated when trying to determine the best fit for their property, aesthetic preference, and budget. [...]

The Benefits of a Fiberglass Entry Door

April 30th, 2018|Affordable Replacement Doors, Home Improvement, Replacement Doors|

Installing or Replacing Your Home's Entry Door When it comes time to install or replace an entry door, you have to decide between three materials: Wood, steel, or fiberglass. Deciding between these three options comes down to personal choice in regards to aesthetics, but fiberglass doors in particular can be the best choice [...]

Double-Hung Versus Casement Windows

April 30th, 2018|Home Improvement, Replacement Windows|

Deciding Between Double Hung and Casement Windows There are several types of windows to consider when replacing the windows in your home. Two of the major options are double-hung windows and casement windows. When deciding between double-hung or casement windows, you must consider your aesthetic preference and your ventilation preference.  What are Casement [...]

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