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Windows & Doors

  • Windows as Picture Frames

    Decorating, Windows & Doors December 7, 2009 Sonia

               Residential home designer Marla Bruemmer has a unique viewpoint on the placement of windows in the houses she creates. “I use windows as picture frames in very specific locations within the home to produce great views,” says Bruemmer, owner of Design Evolutions.             For more than 20 years Bruemmer has designed homes in Michigan and throughout the country. Many […]

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  • Choose the Right Caulk

    Energy Efficiency, Painting, Windows & Doors November 16, 2009 admin

    Best sealant How do I choose the most appropriate type of caulk for my next job?   When you visit the lumber yard or pro-dealer, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed as you stare literally, at bin after bin of different types of caulks. How do you do which to choose? And after all, is it even all that important – […]

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  • Energy-Efficient Simonton Windows Make Lakefront Living Enjoyable

    Energy Efficiency, Windows & Doors October 6, 2009 Sonia

      When dreaming of their new lakeside home in Gladwin, Mich., homeowners Jill and Mark Greer knew exactly what they wanted. Windows. Lots of windows to capture their waterfront views. During construction of their home in 2008, the Greers decided to invest in energy-efficient Simonton ProFinish Brickmould 600 windows. Known for their durability, the easy maintenance vinyl windows also offer […]

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  • Selecting Energy-Efficient Replacement Windows

    Energy Efficiency, Windows & Doors October 4, 2009 Sonia

    When it came time to replace the old single-paned, metal-framed windows in her home near Ocala National Forest in Florida, Dr. Anna Marie, health specialist for The Weather Channel, researched energy-efficient glass options. “The added incentive of the government’s tax credit for replacing old windows with highly energy-efficient windows made me focus on the windows as a priority in the […]

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