How to Find a Reputable Window Dealer

By Great Lakes Window

So you’ve made the decision to have new energy efficient windows installed in your home. You’ve worked out your budget, decided which windows need to be replaced, and may have even begun to research different styles. But now you have to sort through all of the window dealers that will potentially be taking on your project. Replacing your home windows is a big investment, and you want to make sure that not only the product is top-notch, but that your dealer has experience and excellent…

 

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3 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Home Replacement Windows

By Great Lakes Window

If you are considering or ready to buy replacement windows, you may find yourself getting overwhelmed with all the options. There are many different window styles, and options like glass coatings to choose from. You also have to consider settling on a window manufacturer, and a reputable installer. While the process may seem overwhelming at first, it’s really not. But, homeowners can still make some (avoidable) mistakes. To help make the process as pleasant as possible, and to help make sure you get the perfect windows for your…

 

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7 Questions to Ask Your Contractor When Replacing Your Home Windows

By Great Lakes Window

As a vinyl window manufacturer, we have a deep understanding of the parts of a window system and have worked with many home window installers. We also understand that replacing the windows in your home is a significant investment, and hiring the right window installer can be intimidating. So we wanted to provide you with several key questions to ask when you meet with a window specialist. These questions should help you get a more comprehensive understanding of their company, your project and your total…

 

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Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Home Window Installer before the Project Starts

By Great Lakes Window

As a window manufacturer, we are very familiar with the window installation process. Home window installation can be accomplished in a variety of ways so it is important to ask questions of your Window Specialist regarding the installation process. Asking the following questions will help you feel confident that your home will be well taken care of during the installation of your new windows. 1. What is the process your company follows when replacing home windows? It is important to have a clear picture of…

 

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How Much Does it Cost To Replace Windows in the Home?

By Great Lakes Window

One of the very first questions a homeowner will ask is the average cost to replace windows. Price plays a big factor in any home improvement project. There are many factors that can affect the price of a home replacement window project. This includes the material of your windows, the number of windows you are replacing, the style of window and the type of glass pack you choose. According to REMODELING Magazine’s 2012-13 Cost vs. Value Report, mid-range vinyl replacement windows cost, on average, about…

 

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Aluminum, Wood and Vinyl Windows Comparison

By Great Lakes Window

Vinyl Home Windows, the Superior Choice You are trying to decide if it’s time to replace your home windows, but you are unsure which window material is right for your home. After all, there are so many material types to choose from. Windows can be made from vinyl, wood, aluminum, all of which influence cost, efficiency and durability. When you make the aluminum, wood and vinyl windows comparison you will see that vinyl windows are the best choice. Vinyl vs. Aluminum Windows Aluminum windows conduct…

 

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The Differences Between Bay and Bow Window Styles

By Great Lakes Window

If you’re in the market for new windows, you might be thinking beyond the standard double hung or sliding options. Perhaps something that lets in a lot more sunlight or really opens up your views to the outside. When it comes to choosing windows for your home, you can branch out past the type of window that was already in your space. Try a whole new style if that’s what you’re interested in, you’ll be surprised just how much the windows you select can completely…

 

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Ways to Save on Cooling Costs this Summer

By Great Lakes Window

We wait patiently - or in some cases, not so patiently - for summer to finally arrive, only to immediately shut our windows and pump on the air conditioning as soon as it gets too warm outside. Suddenly, our cooling bills are going through the roof and we’re stuck with the choice of staying cool and handing over the cash, or dealing with the heat of turning off the AC. Here are a few ways that you can save on cooling costs without having to…

 

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Choosing CORE Technologies for your Windows

By Great Lakes Window

If you’ve been researching replacement windows from Great Lakes Window, you’ve probably noticed we talk about the CORE technologies in our window insulation. These CORE options, inserted inside our windows, offer increased insulation, strength at the meeting rails, durability in window shape and an overall increase in thermal properties. Depending on which product line you purchase, ecoSmart or ComfortSmart, you can select different CORE options for optimal energy efficiency. The CORE options from Great Lakes Window offer additional insulation to your home replacement windows. They…

 

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Upgrade your Windows with Design Options

By Great Lakes Window

When selecting new window replacements for your home it’s important to have options. The good news is, if you want something a little different than the classic white or beige double hung window, you have plenty of other choices! Whether upgrading the colors, adding grilles, matching the hardware to other fixtures in your home, or choosing designer glass, you can easily customize your new windows to match your unique style. Colors You can select both your exterior and interior window colors to achieve the look…

 

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