Windows

Buying from a House Flipper? Use Caution

March 4, 2015
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As a professional remodeler I see the good, the bad and the ugly.  Being an educated buyer is your best defense against inheriting someone else’s problem. Common problems that I see regularly are that low quality materials were used on house flipper projects and low quality installation practices were used.  This is not to say…

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Assess your needs & be informed when buying windows

May 18, 2011
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It’s that time of year – the time when people start to think about replacing their windows. There are many manufacturers out there and even more installation companies. A savvy homeowner will make an informed choice. Needs Analysis: The first step in choosing to buy new windows is to identify what your needs are. Yes,…

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Energy Rebates and Credits Vary by Product

January 21, 2011
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It seems that every salesman in their respective industry is willing to tell a homeowner what they want to hear — there is a tax credit that will pay for your new home improvement. Unfortunately it’s not always true. Tax credits and tax deductions vary from year to year (if they exist at all for…

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Triple Pane vs Double Pane: Is it worth the cost?

October 13, 2010
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One of the most common questions I get from customers whether or not it is worth it to upgrade their order from double pane to triple pane. The honest answer if you live in cold weather climates like Wisconsin is almost always yes. Energy bills continue to rise and far outpace the rate of inflation.…

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Window Research and Questions to Ask

July 25, 2010
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The economy is just starting to rev back up and you need new windows.  How can you make sure you get a good value for your money? Many people believe they have done their research because they did what some TV personality has said, “get 3 estimates”.   Does that assure that you will get…

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Consumer Alert: Lead Safe Renovating Not Exempt for Wisconsin

July 14, 2010
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Not sure if your contractor is following the rules? You could be the one that pays the price. When ordering windows, be sure to always work with a contractor who is a certified Lead Safe Renovator and who follows lead safe practices.

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New Windows Add Value and Save Money

May 25, 2010
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Today’s savvy homeowner knows that energy bills continue to rise. With the US Department on Energy estimating that as much as 70% of our Energy is being wasted through inefficient windows and doors, it makes sense to insulate your home and your pocket book from rising energy costs.

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U-Factors Provide a True Measurement of Efficiency

March 25, 2010
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A u-factor is a measurement of the efficiency of a window or door.  When considering a window purchase, it should be a key deciding point when choosing your windows. Some people may think a window is just a window.  That’s like saying a coat is a coat.  While it’s technically true, you wouldn’t want to…

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