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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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Brighten Your Home for Winter

By Great Lakes Window

Depending on where you live in the States, you could be seeing wintry scenes outside your window. Even if you don’t get snow or falling leaves where you are, you could be experiencing shorter days, less light, or more storms. All of this can add up to a dreary feeling through the winter months.  Luckily,…

 

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The Benefits of Installing Awning Windows

By Great Lakes Window

Awning windows may not carry the same dramatic appeal as a large picture, bay, or bow window, but these horizontally hung windows are an important feature in many homes. Awning windows are functional workhorses, with hinges on top that allow for outward opening. They provide protection from the elements, even when wide open, and can…

 

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Should You Replace All of Your Windows at Once?

By Great Lakes Window

It’s a common question from homeowners: should we invest in a full set of vinyl replacement windows, or only replace the ones that are an obvious problem? The answer is up to you, but we have a few questions to help you make your decision. How Good are Your Existing Windows, Really? It may seem…

 

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Preparing Your Home for Window Installation

By Great Lakes Window

Window installation day is always exciting, especially when you know your home is going to be improved by Great Lakes Window products. Our expert window dealers and their installation teams are incredibly skilled and adept at making every aspect of installation run smoothly. You can rest assured that they are prepared for any situation! That…

 

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