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What NOT to do When Replacing Your Windows

By Great Lakes Window

We’ve helped you know when you should replace your home windows, and what to look for when you are buying those vinyl replacement windows. Now, we’re back with a few tips on what NOT to do when replacing your windows. By avoiding these mistakes, you can ensure your windows are installed properly, making the most…

 

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Understanding Casement Window Handing

By Great Lakes Window

When windows are operable, like a casement window versus a fixed picture window, homeowners can decide which way the window opens, otherwise known as handing. In a horizontal sliding window, for example, the choice is between the sliding panel facing left, or facing right. Casement windows are a bit different, as they crank or pivot…

 

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Take Advantage of Autumn Weather to Replace Your Windows

By Great Lakes Window

Whether you prefer the colder climate of winter months, or thrive in the heat of summer, window replacement is often best suited for autumn. Avoiding the heat, chill, storms and unpredictable weather of summer and winter is best for any window replacement job. Of course, our Great Lakes Window dealers will make your window replacement…

 

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Cleaning Vinyl Windows: How to Keep Them Looking New

By Great Lakes Window

One of the most appealing things about vinyl replacement windows is how little maintenance they require to look great, year after year. Vinyl windows will not rot, swell, or peel in any weather conditions which means you’re free from worries about major repair and maintenance work. Still, your windows are an investment, and we know…

 

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What is the Installation Timeline to Replace Windows?

By Great Lakes Window

When you are planning a vinyl replacement window installation, there are a lot of details to consider. From the size and type of window you want, to the upgrades and options you can consider, all the way through to the installation timeline and how it will impact your day to day life, there’s a lot…

 

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Save Money with Fusion Welded Windows

By Great Lakes Window

At Great Lakes Window, all of our vinyl window sashes and mainframes are fusion welded. That term may be new to you, or perhaps you’ve encountered it while comparing windows. Either way, we’re here to explain exactly what fusion welded windows are. We’ll also share how it ultimately saves you money when you’re investing in…

 

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Window Considerations When Buying or Selling a Home

By Great Lakes Window

Window Considerations For Home Buyers Buying a home is an exciting prospect, but it can be daunting, too! There are a lot of details to consider when you’re trying to find your dream home. And unless you’re building it from scratch or willing to do an extensive renovation, it’s a tall order to find one…

 

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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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