Window Condensation: What Causes It and How To Reduce It In Cold and Warm Weather

By Great Lakes Window

Don’t let the fog set in. Have you noticed that the windows in your home are continually fogging up? Does it seem like they are collecting moisture? This isn’t necessarily your windows’ fault. In fact, window condensation may be an indicator of something entirely different. Your foggy or icy windows may be an indicator that you need to reduce indoor humidity before it causes hidden, costly problems elsewhere in your home. This article will help you understand the relationship between windows and condensation, and how…

 

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How to Prepare Your Family and Your Home for an Emergency

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Are you and your family prepared for an emergency? Is your home?  If the recent weather report has shown us nothing else, it’s that emergency preparedness should be at the forefront of every homeowner’s mind, especially in the Midwest, where tornadoes and mudslides are a real possibility. Below are three steps you can take to ensure you, your family, and your house are prepared in case of an emergency. 1. Create a family emergency plan. Before an emergency happens, sit down with your family and…

 

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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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