What Type of Gas Should I Look for When Installing Energy Efficient Windows?

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Aug 9, 2017 5:14:00 PM

Do you have old, drafty windows? It may be time to replace them with more energy-efficient windows of a higher grade. Maybe you've even thought about springing for windows insulated with a different type of gas, but you're hesitant because of the price. Would higher end krypton or xenon-filled units actually prove a wise investment? Maybe. Here's what you need to know about insulated window gases before buying.

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Topics: Windows, efficient windows, ankeny window replacement

Creative Ways to Let Stunning, Natural Light into Your Home

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Jun 27, 2017 4:08:00 PM

A month ago, you excitedly purchased your first home. Since moving into your new place, you’ve discovered a few things you’d like to change. Most notably, you see that you had underestimated amount of natural light that would shine into your house. Instead of sitting in dark, uninviting rooms, you long to feel the warmth and see the beauty of the sunshine. If you can relate to this scenario, consider the following creative ways to let stunning natural light into your home!

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Topics: Windows, efficient windows, ankeny window replacement

Your Guide for Choosing the Perfect Weatherstripping

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on Feb 11, 2016 12:47:27 PM

You read online that you can shave some money off your energy bills every month and make your home more comfortable and less drafty by using weatherstripping to seal gaps around doors and windows. So you drive to the hardware store and stroll up and down the aisles in search of the weatherstripping section. Once you find it, you see a number of different options on the shelves. Uh oh. Which one should you choose? Instead of taking a shot in the dark, use this article as a guide for picking out the right kind of weatherstripping for your doors and windows.

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Topics: Windows, efficient windows, energy efficient, energy efficiency

4 Ways to Insulate Your Windows Without Breaking the Bank

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on Feb 5, 2016 3:00:00 PM

Do you wish you could keep out that annoying, uncomfortable draft that sweeps into your home through your windows every winter? Well, you can, and you don’t have to spend a fortune to do it. Of course, the long-term solution that would have the biggest impact on the overall energy efficiency and comfort of your home would be to remove old, drafty windows and replace them with new ones, such as highly energy efficient double pane windows, but we know that can be pricey. If you can’t afford to upgrade right now, or if you’d rather preserve your home’s original features, take advantage of these low-cost tricks instead.

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Topics: Windows, efficient windows, ankeny window replacement

Your Window Guide for Winter

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on Jan 7, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Does the area near a window in your home feel cold and drafty during the winter? Have you ever noticed frost formation or condensation on your windows? These are common problems, but they should be dealt with in order to increase indoor comfort and prevent damage to your windows and home.

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Topics: Windows, efficient windows, energy efficient, energy efficiency, home maintenance, ankeny window replacement

Should I Repair or Replace My Windows?

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on Sep 24, 2015 2:56:45 PM

New windows are a large investment, so it’s important to replace your windows when the time is right. Sometimes it’s more practical to repair your old windows, while other times it may be wiser to invest in new ones that will perform better and keep your house more comfortable. If you replace your windows too soon, you could end up spending a lot of unnecessary money. On the other hand, if you wait too long to replace them, your home can become drafty and inefficient, and your indoor air quality can suffer. 

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Topics: Windows, efficient windows

DIY: A Step-by-Step Guide for Cleaning Your Windows Like a Pro

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on Sep 17, 2015 12:06:21 PM

Your windows should be cleaned at least twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring or summer: before and after winter. If you don’t want to spend the extra money on having a window cleaning company come out to your property to clean your windows for you, you can clean them yourself. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to clean your windows like a pro!

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Topics: Windows, efficient windows, home maintenance

What You Don’t Know About Your Windows

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on Aug 4, 2015 12:24:50 PM

When it comes to picking out the right windows for you home or business, you probably initially think of the different types of windows available: hung, casement, picture, slider, bay, bow, etc. It’s important, however, to dig deeper when contemplating your window replacement options, and that includes considering the glass (or glazing). The types of glass and glass coatings you choose for your new replacement windows will greatly impact the energy efficiency of your home or business as well as your personal comfort.

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Topics: Windows, efficient windows, energy efficient, energy efficiency

The Anatomy of a Window

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on Jul 10, 2015 2:20:00 PM

If you’re going to replace your windows, you should familiarize yourself with the basics first: how windows work and what different components are called. This way, you can speak intelligently with an expert when it comes time to pick the types of windows you want for your home or business. Learn the lingo so you can communicate effectively and find exactly what you’re looking for!

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Topics: Windows, efficient windows

8 Types of Windows for Your Ankeny Area Home or Business

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on Jun 23, 2015 2:17:44 PM

Many different types of windows are available today, and each one serves a different purpose, allows for a different amount of ventilation, or gives a different look and feel to your home or business space. By learning a little more about each type of window, you'll be able to make an educated decision and choose the perfect windows for your space.

 

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