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Home for the Holidays? Simple Tips for Safe Window Decorating

Did you know tens of thousands of injuries and ER visits occur every year as a result of holiday decorating “mishaps”? That’s about 250 injuries each day during November and December, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Here are a few simple tips for safe window decorating during the holiday season.   Batteries […]

It’s That Time of Year…for Window Inspiration

During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, these timeless lyrics from a traditional yuletide song come to mind: Frosted window panes, Candles gleaming inside… For many, this phrase evokes a romantic image of a warm, cozy home, but for those of us in the window business, “frosted window panes” are a cause for […]

MI EnergyCore™ Windows: What’s the Fuss?

When you’re deciding on windows for a newly constructed home or replacing older windows in your current home, which windows do you choose? Do you know where to begin? All windows are not created equally, so it’s a good idea to determine what you want to accomplish with your new panes. Would you like a […]

Benefits of Sliding Windows

Sliding Glass Windows: Beauty, Benefits, and a Better View If you’re tired of trying to loosen stuck window frames or asking the strongest person in the house to open the windows for you, sliding windows could be the solution. Sliding windows are an aesthetically attractive window solution that combines wider, more natural views of the outdoors […]

Seven Reasons You Need Vinyl Windows

  Photo by OTM Designs & Remodeling Inc. – Discover kitchen design inspiration Whether you’re building a new home, remodeling or merely need to replace windows that are showing serious wear and no longer performing, we’ve got some compelling reasons you should be considering vinyl. 1. Long-Term Efficiency and Savings We gave this one the […]

The Lowdown on Low E Glass

As we write this blog, it’s July 2017 and we’re in Arizona. There may never be a better time to tell you what’s great about Low-E glass.   We’ll start at the beginning, though, and tell you what it is, first.   Low-E (low emissivity) glass is (typically double-paned) glass that’s been coated with metal […]

Ode to the Window Sash

Windows are more complicated than they’re given credit for. There are dozens of working parts that go into keeping your windows safe, secure, and functional—the window sash being one of the most critical. Sure, it’s pretty easy to overlook how windows in our home function. But understanding window design can help you diagnose problems early […]

Beat Summer Heat with These 4 Ultra-Cool Window Tips

So, you’re already dreading your first early summer power bill. You’ve got drapes up, but you know before long, the sun is going to burn right through them and make a laughing stock of your air conditioner. Before you paint your windows black, we’ve got a few pointers for you: Photo by KUBE architecture – […]

Four Reasons to Love Picture Windows

  Photo by mark pinkerton – vi360 photography – Discover contemporary home office design inspiration It’s a little counterintuitive. Windows that don’t open? What’s the point? Picture windows are more of an artistic display than a functional, traditional window. They have no moving parts and, therefore, don’t open or close. But believe it or not, […]

Specialty Shaped Windows: Beautifully Unpredictable

Most windows are rectangular or square, and quite…predictable. What if you had a window in your home that you didn’t just look through – you enjoyed looking AT? Specialty windows can add dimension to your home and give it that extra bit of character it may be lacking. Here are some window shapes you should […]