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How Big (or Small) Can a Window Be?

By Great Lakes Window

Whether you have a tiny home calling for big style, an expansive manse that is begging for tons of natural light, or an odd space that needs a specially-sized window, you may be wondering the limits of window sizing. Each window manufacturer has its own minimum and maximum dimensions for windows usually with the ability…

 

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Single Hung vs. Double Hung Vinyl Replacement Windows

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What are the differences between single hung vinyl replacement windows, and their double hung counterparts? Which of these window styles is best for your home? Read on to find out how these windows compare, to help make your window renovation work. We have briefly touched on single versus double hung vinyl replacement windows in the…

 

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How to Know When It’s Time to Replace Your Sliding Patio Door

By Great Lakes Window

Windows and their lifespan get a lot of attention. After all, most houses have more windows than they do sliding doors, so window problems are a lot more obvious. However, sliding patio doors are just as important to your home’s comfort, appearance, and functionality. If your door has seen better days it may be obvious,…

 

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Get Ready for Patio Season

By Great Lakes Window

As the weather gets warmer and the days become longer, we are all counting down to patio season. Whether you have a patio off of your home, a deck, or a balcony, we have a few tips to help you prepare. Clean Up If your outdoor space went unused in the colder months, now is…

 

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How Do Sound Resistant Windows Work?

By Great Lakes Window

There are many ways people try to block noise out when they are trying to enjoy their homes. Hanging sound dampening curtains, buying white noise machines, or even wearing earplugs can help, but are all fairly expensive solutions that are not a permanent fix. These one-off solutions also hinder the enjoyment of one’s home, with…

 

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Using a Window as a Kitchen Backsplash

By Great Lakes Window

We have seen this trend showing up in new builds and home remodelling projects and we love it! While tile is the standard material for using behind a sink or range, glass can be just as easily cleaned and maintained. This window design adds charm and style to any kitchen, along with functional benefits. A…

 

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Renovating vs. Remodelling, and What it Means For Your Windows

By Great Lakes Window

If you want to fix your home up, you may be considering a renovation or a remodel. Often these words are used interchangeably but in fact, they actually mean two different things! A renovation brings things to its previous state while a remodel makes something new, key for your decisions around replacement windows. Remodelling vs….

 

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The Latest Numbers on Remodeling Value

By Great Lakes Window

We all know that the last year has been one like no other. You may be wondering if a home renovation is still a good idea. Or, if you have already committed to remodeling, you might be concerned about recouping that cost and getting a good return on investment. We have collected some of the…

 

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The Benefits of a Replacement Window Consultation and Estimate

By Great Lakes Window

You may be well aware that it’s time for new replacement windows, or simply considering the project. Either way, it’s likely that you do not know all of the details of a potential window replacement job. What kind of windows are best for your space and your budget, what features should you consider, what will…

 

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How to Immediately Handle a Broken Window

By Great Lakes Window

Ultimately, when a window breaks the ideal solution is a replacement job. That isn’t always the fastest solution however, and even if you are planning that much-needed replacement, you still have a broken window to deal with in the interim. Broken windows happen, so here’s what to do between the break, and your new vinyl…

 

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