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507, 2022

Safety Checklist: 5 House Habits that Attract Burglars

July 5th, 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

5 House Habits that Attract Burglars and What to Do Instead Every 22.6 seconds, a burglary takes place in America. If you could avoid becoming part of this statistic, you would, right? Then you’re in luck. You may be wondering how robbers pick a house. We’ve compiled a safety checklist of the top 5 habits of prime target homes for burglary, all straight from the burglar’s mouth. Habit 1 — [...]

2806, 2022

How to Pet-Proof Your Windows

June 28th, 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Cats and dogs are fun, watchful and cuddly companions that keep you company. They can also unintentionally cause damage to your windows by scratching open the screens, breaking blinds and snagging curtains. Fortunately, there are ways to help prevent your pets from causing window damage. From understanding the destructive behaviors of your dog or cat to knowing the right kind of window treatments to choose to help reduce the risks [...]

2106, 2022

How to Turn Your Window into the Room’s Focal Point

June 21st, 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

If you have a home, it's almost guaranteed you have at least one window. Windows help to open up a space, bring light and fresh air into a room, and let you greet your neighbors without having to leave the comfort of your home. However, did you know your windows can do all that while also increasing your room's aesthetic appeal? By enhancing the window's presence in the room, the [...]

1406, 2022

Questions to Ask Your Window Replacement Contractor

June 14th, 2022|

Like many aspects of home remodeling, window replacement is something you rarely think about until something happens, like a broken window pane or skyrocketing energy bills. And when it does, you will likely feel overwhelmed by the endless designs and features available. That is why it’s critical to find a knowledgeable and experienced window replacement contractor you can rely on to give you good advice. To help in your search [...]

706, 2022

How to Spring Clean Your Windows

June 7th, 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When the spring season approaches or homeowners notice their house needs sprucing up, it's time to start the spring cleaning process. One spring cleaning task that should be on every homeowner's list is a thorough window cleaning. Windows play an important role in deep cleaning in the spring, since opening the windows lets out the air particles, dust and grime accumulated during the winter. Getting the windows themselves clean is [...]

311, 2021

Can You Mix Window Styles in a Home?

November 3rd, 2021|

Windows are one of the most dynamic and functional elements in any home design. In addition to adding attractive styles, visual interest and curb appeal to your home, windows can also perform critical, practical services for your home. If your home can access fresh air and natural light, it's probably thanks to windows. As such, choosing exciting and functional window styles for your home is an important and relatively simple [...]

2710, 2021

Choosing Sustainable Windows for an Eco-Friendly Home in 2022

October 27th, 2021|

Environmental awareness is at an all-time high as more people are concerned with sustainability and finding eco-friendly options for all sorts of things. If you're in the market for some home upgrades, you probably want the best eco-friendly windows, among other sustainable building materials. The good news is that there are more sustainable choices available than ever before. Homeowners today have many options for ecological glass, framing materials and other [...]

1210, 2021

12 Ways to Add Value to Your Home

October 12th, 2021|Tags: , |

Your home plays such an important role in your life. It's where you spend a lot of your time and make lasting memories with your family and friends. You also decorate it to express your personal style. It's wonderful when your house truly feels like home, and it's even better when it's a smart financial investment. The term equity refers to the value of your home compared to the amount you still owe on [...]

909, 2021

Different Window Styles You Should Consider for Your Home

September 9th, 2021|

One of the most important features of any home is the windows. Since windows allow natural light into your home’s interior and provide views to the outside, each window must be tight, secure, and fully insulating. It is also important for windows to be appealing from an aesthetic standpoint. Fortunately, today’s latest window designs offer a range of different stylistic options. If you are looking for a new style of [...]

1608, 2021

Reasons to Replace Your Windows Before Selling Your Home

August 16th, 2021|

If you want to boost the value of your home before putting it on the market, updating your windows is one of the wisest decisions you can make. By replacing older or damaged windows, you can improve your home's energy efficiency, security, soundproofing, curb appeal and much more. Keep reading to learn all of the ways windows and home value go hand-in-hand. Should You Replace Your Windows Before Selling Your [...]

2907, 2021

Double-Hung vs. Casement Windows — What’s the Difference?

July 29th, 2021|

Whether you need to replace old windows or outfit a new construction, double-hung windows and casement windows can be excellent options. Double-hung and casement windows offer vastly different benefits to a room and one must consider the placement, overall aesthetic and other critical needs for each replacement window. You may find that a combination of both types will bring the most value to your home. Customized windows allow homeowners to [...]

807, 2021

Condensation – The Red Flag of Window Insulation Quality

July 8th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

Condensation is a simple phenomenon that occurs under the right conditions of humidity and temperature. When an object is cooler than the air around it, the water molecules in the air come together and ‘stick’ to the surface, forming a thin layer of water droplets. It happens on your bathroom mirror, on the windows of your car, and yes, even on the windows of your home. We'll show you when condensation is cause for alarm or cause for celebration.

207, 2021

When Repairing Isn’t the Solution: How to Know When It’s Time to Replace Your Windows

July 2nd, 2021|

Windows are more than just a decorative feature in your home — they play a big role in your home's ability to stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Windows are also essential to your home's overall energy consumption, comprising 25-30% of your home's entire energy use. In other words, nearly a third of all the heating and cooling energy in your home can be lost through your [...]

2405, 2021

7 Characteristics of a Superior Window

May 24th, 2021|

New windows can enhance your home’s curb appeal and help you save money on your energy bills. You’ll want to buy the best windows your budget allows to get the most value for your property. This guide features the characteristics to look for so you can learn how to choose the right window. 1. Value A window replacement project can have a significant upfront cost, but it provides a return on [...]

2405, 2021

How Long Should My Windows Last?

May 24th, 2021|

Whether you’re inspecting your older home’s existing windows or you’re planning to replace the fixtures with a home improvement project, you’ve probably got a question on your mind — how long should my windows last? Over the years, your windows may develop some wear that cuts their life span short. As a result, you may need to replace them sooner than you’d expected. Use this guide to figure out how long windows last to [...]

1703, 2021

The Importance of Hiring the Right Window Installation Team

March 17th, 2021|

If you need replacement windows to update your home's curb appeal or make it more comfortable throughout the day, you need to find a reliable window installation team to get the job done. Quality independent window installers have all the equipment necessary for installing your windows, and they complete the project on time. When they perform a proper installation, your windows can last longer and provide the temperature and humidity [...]

1702, 2021

Should You Replace All Your Windows at Once?

February 17th, 2021|

Looking around your home, perhaps you've noticed an issue or two with your windows. Or, you've decided to transform its appearance with fresh new fixtures. But should you replace all your windows at once? It's a question many homeowners ask themselves at one point or another, and it's essential to consider for this home improvement project. Learn when you should replace a few windows or upgrade your entire home with [...]

801, 2021

9 Common Window Frame Issues (And What You Need to Know to Resolve Them)

January 8th, 2021|

Windows add beauty to our homes and protect us from the elements. But when something goes wrong, they can become unsightly and compromise energy efficiency and safety in the home. As windows age, you should be aware of several common window frame problems so you can watch for signs of these issues before they become a bigger hassle. What may start as a drafty window frame can rapidly get worse [...]

1112, 2020

10 Unexpected Benefits of Replacing Old Windows

December 11th, 2020|

Windows are one of the most important features of a home, offering protection from the elements and tons of curb appeal. But as windows age, they can seriously drain your energy costs, look outdated, and cause other problems in the home. Replacing your old windows with brand new ones comes with many benefits, some you may not have considered. We've gathered the top unexpected benefits of replacing old windows, [...]

212, 2020

Window Frost: What You Need to Know

December 2nd, 2020|

If you live in a cold climate, you probably wake up to frost blanketing the landscape often. But what happens when you find some of that frost on the inside of your double-pane windows? Once you know what causes frost on the inside and outside of windows, you can try a few simple fixes to get a clear view of the landscape again. Is It Normal to Have Ice on the [...]

212, 2020

Fix Leaking Windows

December 2nd, 2020|

Whether your window is leaking from the top or water is pooling on the windowsill, any time you find water on your windows, you want to do something about it promptly. Even small leaks can cause the wood around your window to soften and rot. Along with causing unsightly warping and structural damage, leaks can also contribute to mold growth, which puts you and your family at risk for health issues. [...]

212, 2020

Weatherproofing Windows

December 2nd, 2020|

If your windows start to leak every time it rains, you need to investigate the cause. Windows that aren't sufficiently sealed and weatherproofed can allow water to enter and leak down the windowpane, collecting on the sill. Water is a hassle to clean up inside. Also, moisture left on wood surfaces for prolonged periods — such as on your windowsill or furniture around the windows — can cause the wood to [...]

2311, 2020

Top 6 Reasons to Replace Your Windows During the Winter

November 23rd, 2020|

Changing leaves and cooler temperatures make it clear that winter is quickly heading our way. As outside temperatures drop, you might also notice a similar drop inside your home. If you're still struggling to stay warm inside — even with the heater running — then it might be because old or damaged windows are allowing cold air into your home. When windows become old or damaged, they allow the warm [...]

1711, 2020

Double-Pane vs. Triple-Pane Windows — Which Wins?

November 17th, 2020|

Replacing old or broken windows is one of the best investments you can make as a homeowner. While it may not seem as glamorous as renovating the kitchen or painting the walls, new windows can provide significant savings on monthly energy costs, as well as a 72% return on investment if you eventually sell your home. There's been a lot of talk about making houses more energy-efficient — and with good reason. Investing [...]

2710, 2020

Here’s How Poorly Insulated Windows Impact Your Home

October 27th, 2020|

The ability to heat and cool our homes with the push of a thermostat button is something many people don't give a second thought. But, a century ago, maintaining a comfortable temperature inside a house wasn't so simple. In our world of modern conveniences, we tend to take our home temperature for granted — until it's not so comfortable indoors. Maybe you've noticed your house isn't staying very cool during the dog [...]

1510, 2020

6 Types of Window Materials and How to Choose the Best Fit for You

October 15th, 2020|

Before you install new windows in your home, you need to choose a long-lasting, energy-efficient frame material. Try to look for a frame that complements your home's design and enhances its curb appeal. It also helps to consider how well this new addition to your living space can withstand your local climate conditions. Use this guide to explore the best window materials for your property. What Are Windows Made Of? Explore these [...]

210, 2020

A Straightforward Guide to Checking Your Windows for Damage

October 2nd, 2020|

High-quality windows can enhance your home's curb appeal and bring natural light into your living space. Over a few decades, these components may suffer damage from wear and tear and unpleasant weather conditions. Any cracks in your glass or frames could let in unwanted moisture and drafts from the outside. Use this guide to learn how to know if your windows need replacing. How to Check Your Windows for Damage [...]

2207, 2020

Exterior Door Installation How-To Guide

July 22nd, 2020|

You've just gotten home from work. You're walking up the driveway toward the front porch, ready to step inside after a long day. Then something catches your eye — the front door. For the first time, you notice it's covered in chips and scratches from all the natural elements that have hit it over the years. Suddenly, you're wondering how many of your neighbors and visitors have already noticed. One of [...]

707, 2020

A 101 Guide to Help You Keep Your House Windows Functioning Like New

July 7th, 2020|

As your windows get older, you'll notice they might not work like they used to. Maybe they let in a draft, accumulate mold and mildew, or show signs of damage. While extreme cases of deterioration may call for new, energy-efficient windows from Homespire Windows and Doors, you may be able to reverse and prevent minor damage on your windows. You can help keep your windows looking and working well if you [...]

1806, 2020

Foggy & Cloudy Windows

June 18th, 2020|

Have you noticed that your home's windows fog up at certain times? Fogginess is a common issue for many homeowners, especially during the winter and summer months. Cloudy windows can be annoying, as they limit your ability to see outside. But foggy windows also cause other problems that can lead to significant damage, such as mold growth, water damage, and unsightly stains on floors or walls. If you're dealing with [...]

1806, 2020

What Is the Window Installation Process?

June 18th, 2020|

Installing new, energy-efficient windows can increase the value of your home and provide you with a comfortable living space. It might be a good idea to replace these essential elements of your house if you experience drafts and cold air. By upgrading your windows, you're likely to save money on your utility bills, repair any damage to your windows, and increase your home's security. When you hire our professional window installers at Homespire [...]

1206, 2020

Cleaning Windows

June 12th, 2020|

Dirty windows can make a home feel dark and dreary, even on a sunny day. They can also detract from the appearance of your property and will surely attract some unwanted attention from your guests. If your home is like many others these days, it probably contains double-pane windows, which consist of two sheets of glass with a small space between that provides additional insulation. While these windows are more [...]

1305, 2020

Window Drafts and Cold Air – FAQs

May 13th, 2020|

Drafty windows don't just lead to uncomfortably cold air sneaking into your home. They can also have a direct impact on your energy bills, causing you to increase the use of your heating to compensate for the cold draft. Whether your home is brand-new or vintage, you can be susceptible to drafts in a number of places around the home. Learn more about why drafts occur and how to seal them [...]

1305, 2020

Mold Inside of Windows: Frequently Asked Questions

May 13th, 2020|

Dealing with mold on your window sills and looking for a quick fix? Homespire Windows and Doors is here to help tackle some of the biggest questions surrounding window mold, including how to get rid of it. Once mold has taken root on your windows, it's a sure sign there's a more serious problem underway. Learn more about what causes mold, why it's dangerous and how to give your windows [...]

2602, 2020

What to Keep in Mind When Choosing Energy-Efficient Windows

February 26th, 2020|

When choosing windows for your home, whether for new construction or to replace your existing windows, it's important to pick the most energy-efficient models that your budget allows. Doing so could lead to significant savings, as the loss and gain of heat through windows accounts for 25 to 30% of energy usage in a home. In this guide, we'll discuss the many benefits of energy-efficient windows and provide tips on how to [...]

2412, 2019

Common Home Window Problems and How to Fix Them

December 24th, 2019|

When they're functioning correctly, windows are a wonderful asset to any home. They provide natural light and allow us to enjoy outdoor views. They even allow us to enjoy a breeze when the weather outside is nice. However, windows can experience problems that make them less functional. Most of these problems are usually windows being stuck or broken in some way. How to Fix Common Window Problems We're going to [...]

411, 2019

Vinyl Windows 101

November 4th, 2019|

Vinyl is one of the most popular and widespread options on today’s window market. Despite its popularity, homeowners looking into the various options available for replacement windows often have questions about vinyl as a window material. These facts bring us to the question: How does vinyl compare to competing window types? Vinyl vs. Other Options There are five different types of framing materials available today: vinyl, wood, fiberglass, composite, and [...]

1609, 2019

Why Your Window Isn’t Closing Properly

September 16th, 2019|

Jump to: Why It’s Important to Fix a Window That Won’t Close ASAP Reasons Why Your Window Isn’t Closing What to Do If Your Window Won’t Move Windows that don’t close properly can cause a massive spike or increase in your monthly heating bills. The small drafts of air that slip through those cracks can cause your house to be too cold for comfort. As seasons change and colder weather [...]

1308, 2019

10 Parts of a Window You Should Know

August 13th, 2019|

Windows are one of the most important features of any house. They allow you to experience the outdoors from the comfort of your living room, making windows a source of natural light and scenery. While most people look past the making of a window and focus on the sights through them, there are various components to a home window's anatomy that make that possible. Every window has several parts that [...]

1707, 2019

6 Easy DIYs to Make Your Home Safer

July 17th, 2019|

No matter where you live, your home could be targeted and identified as easy to enter if you fail to take the proper steps to secure your home. Whether your house is in a neighborhood or an isolated setting, burglars look for vulnerable homes. Unless you take measures to protect it, your home could be the next target. With this in mind, protecting your home and property from intruders should [...]

1607, 2019

When Should You Consider Replacing Your Front Door?

July 16th, 2019|

Since most people these days enter their homes through the garage or side doors, they rarely end up using — or even thinking about — their front doors. However, even if a front door isn't used very often, it still plays an important role in a home's curb appeal, security and energy efficiency. While most homeowners understand the importance of replacing their energy-wasting windows, few are aware of the benefits [...]

1004, 2019

Entry Door Buying Guide

April 10th, 2019|Tags: , , |

How often do you think about the doors you walk through to enter and exit your home? Odds are, you don't think about your doors very often. Until you need a new one. Exterior doors — those that protect the entry points to a home — are often taken for granted, but they're actually essential factors in your home's energy efficiency and safety. Functionality aside, they play a significant role [...]

1004, 2019

Should I Replace or Restore My Windows?

April 10th, 2019|Tags: , |

The popularity of HGTV has left many people eager to purchase and make a new mark on a home of their own. While many home renovation shows are entertaining to watch, they can also give a false impression when it comes to attempting DIY home repair and renovation projects. The truth is, it's not always necessary to gut a house and start from scratch. In rare cases, such as in an [...]

804, 2019

4 Signs That It’s Time To Replace Your Windows

April 8th, 2019|

Windows are the most important feature on a residential property. From the inside, windows provide natural light and protection from UV rays and the elements, all the while keeping your house safe and secure. As such, windows should always get top priority when you set aside money for home repairs. Many things can go wrong with windows as they age. If the frame comes loose and allows air inside, your [...]

1607, 2018

Home Window Security & Protection

July 16th, 2018|

The best defense against potential home break-ins and burglaries is installing the right prevention tools. Many homeowners consider investing in solid front doors and alarm systems, not realizing that installing security windows can be a key way to deter break-ins as well. Security windows offer advanced technology to avert break-ins, plus they add home value, improve curb appeal, and increase overall energy efficiency throughout your home. For the best home window security options in Pennsylvania and New [...]

1906, 2018

Guide to Replacement Windows

June 19th, 2018|Tags: , , |

When it comes to the features of a home, windows are among the most important. Homes equipped with good windows are safe, secure and comfortable for the occupants. By contrast, homes with poor windows are vulnerable to break-ins, less energy efficient and are less comfortable for inhabitants. Not to mention a house with "good" windows can quickly deteriorate if the windows are not built to last. If the time has come [...]

604, 2017

3 Parts of Your Home You Should Stop Neglecting Now

April 6th, 2017|

As a homeowner, are there threats to your home you are afraid to think about? A house fire? A flood? A break-in? It’s okay. All homeowners worry about some potential disaster, which keeps them up at night. You want your home to remain safe and secure, but the thought of situations that could take that security away can frighten anyone. What about less obvious threats? Long-term water damage, insect infestations, [...]

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