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Sound Control Windows Promote Health and Comfort

By Great Lakes Window

Sound is Everywhere There are times when you simply want to keep the hustle and bustle of the outdoors out, and keep your own peace and quiet in. Of course, an open window is an invitation to noise. But what about when your windows are closed? If you are finding that day-to-day noises of traffic,…

 

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Vinyl Windows: Early Beginnings to Today’s Top Product

By Great Lakes Window

The History of Vinyl Windows Vinyl windows were first manufactured in 1954 by German manufacturer, Trocal. Vinyl was an experimental material to use. It was selected as aluminum rose in price and wood became short on supply after the war. Without easy, affordable access to natural materials, manufacturers turned to vinyl. The initial designs were…

 

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Why Choose Sliding Patio Doors Over French Doors

By Great Lakes Window

Planning an outdoor space accessible from your home means making some decisions about patio doors. The two main contenders are sliding doors or French (hinged) doors. Both have advantages, but we are big believers in sliding patio doors! Our own line of sliding patio doors is affordable, durable, and aesthetically pleasing, everything you want and…

 

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Two Big Home Renovation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

By Great Lakes Window

A home renovation of any kind is a potentially costly, time consuming initiative. So it makes a lot of sense for homeowners like yourself to think things through before committing to something. By planning ahead, doing your research, and working with experts, you can avoid a lot of the common home renovation mistakes and pitfalls…

 

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The Cost of Window Replacement

By Great Lakes Window

Home improvements are an investment, and every investment has a price. Today we’re going to discuss a popular remodeling investment, the cost of window replacement. Generally, the value you will get from the replacement makes the cost worthwhile. According to research from HomeAdvisor, energy efficient windows can save you up to 25 per cent of your…

 

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Five Reasons to Invest in Replacement Windows Now

By Great Lakes Window

Putting replacement windows in your home is of course a major investment. Even if it’s something you know you want or need to do. But it’s all too easy to keep pushing the project to the back burner in the name of saving up more money, waiting for a less-busy time, or simply out of…

 

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The Beauty of Custom Shaped Windows

By Great Lakes Window

There are certain homes that call out for a unique feature. Perhaps you have admired a bank of custom shaped windows at a friend’s home, or marveled at a stunning glass feature spotted from the curb. These custom windows certainly look majestic, and elevate a home from basic to beautiful. But they are actually quite…

 

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Vinyl Windows Are The Eco-Friendly Choice

By Great Lakes Window

Now, more than ever, people around the world are worried about the environment and human impact on our planet. There are many ways to make eco-friendly choices in our lives, from recycling to reducing single-use plastic, to cutting back on carbon emissions. As you consider your environmental footprint, you may be pleased to find out…

 

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Impact Windows: Hurricane Protection for What Matters Most

By Great Lakes Window

Hurricanes are an unfortunate fact of life, especially in coastal regions. More than just bad weather, these storms can cause all kinds of problems, including property damage. As we near the end of the hurricane season, something you may want to consider for next year are hurricane resistant, impact windows. These windows are one line of…

 

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Interior Design Trends to Watch For

By Great Lakes Window

It’s that time of year again. As the calendar flips ever closer to a new year, predictions for annual trends are showing up in all spheres from fashion to food to interior design. We are excited about many of the interior design trends slated for 2020. And we’re looking forward to working with homeowners to…

 

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