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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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Choosing the Right Hardware for Your Windows and Doors

By Great Lakes Window

Window and door hardware is a small piece of your overall home design, but it comes with a surprisingly big impact. The hardware you choose affects the look of your home, along with its security and the functionality of your windows and doors. At Great Lakes Window, the beauty and durability of our windows and…

 

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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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