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5 Ways to Reduce Your Energy Bills

Posted by Builders and Remodelers on Jan 4, 2021 12:25:58 PM

Changes in seasons will often cause homeowners to pour more money into their electric bills. Heating expenses rise, while changes in sunset times create a heavier reliance on electricity for lighting. However, as a homeowner, there are a few things you can do today that can save you hundreds if not thousands of dollars down the line on your energy bills. 

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Topics: Window Tips, Windows, Siding, Doors

Best Windows for Cold Weather

Posted by Builders and Remodelers on Dec 17, 2020 11:04:48 AM

As winter descends on the Northern Hemisphere, homeowners search for ways to keep their living spaces warmer, while managing reasonable energy efficiency and utility bills. Some may not realize how important windows are to keeping the heat in through a frigid Minnesota winter.

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Topics: Window Tips, Windows, Window Features

Performance Ratings for Windows and Doors

Posted by Builders and Remodelers on Dec 15, 2020 12:04:14 PM

When it comes to the overall performance of your windows and doors, it is vital to understand their efficiency, which means understanding how to read performance labels.  Performance labels are applied to a window or door at the point of manufacture, and they indicate the results of individual tests. These tests indicate the efficiency of a product, and these ratings are some of the most important factors when it comes to replacing windows and doors. Performance ratings grade efficiencies like U-Factor, VT, and Air Leakage, all of which impact monthly energy bills and living standards. These ratings are best used when compared to ENERGY STAR's map for ideal ratings based on different geographic regions. 

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Topics: Window Tips, Windows, Window Features, Siding, Doors

How to Keep your Energy Bills Low this Winter

Posted by Builders and Remodelers on Nov 18, 2020 9:07:47 AM

Without proper care and attention, energy bills in the wintertime can grossly exceed what we actually have to spend to keep our homes comfortable. The sheer variety of ways that energy efficiency can be leached from a home is one of the greatest problems facing the diligent owner. Improperly sealed windows, old siding, inadequate insulation in the walls  -- there is, unfortunately, a plethora of little escape routes and crannies for the heat to leave and the cold to work its way in. In this article we’ll talk about some of these routes, and go over some practical ways to address them. 

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Topics: Window Tips, Windows, Roofing, Siding

Examining the ROI of Vinyl Window Replacement

Posted by Builders and Remodelers on May 14, 2020 2:13:00 PM

Replacing the existing windows in your home is a project many property owners forget to prioritize. To new homeowners, it may seem daunting to plan and execute, especially if you have never been responsible for large improvements before. Even if one has experience in home upgrades, concerns over the expense can dissuade even the most confident renovators from taking the steps - which are easier than one might think - to take on the task. But can you afford to wait?

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Topics: Windows

What Are the Signs That It's Time for Home Window Replacement?

Posted by Builders and Remodelers on Mar 13, 2020 2:16:07 PM
It isn’t always predictable when you’ll need to replace your home’s windows . High-quality, well-maintained windows can last for 20 years or more. However, window longevity is subject to factors such as design, climate, moisture, and sun exposure. Window replacement can seem like a daunting and costly task, and many homeowners attempt to save money by putting off installing new windows until it’s absolutely necessary. However, it’s very important to watch for certain symptoms that yours have outlived their expiration date. Neglecting a house with old, ill-fitted or damaged windows can lead to far more time-consuming and costly expenses.


10 Signs That You Need to Replace Old Windows

If you know what to look for, it doesn’t take a professional to know when you’re due for an update. When diagnosing if it’s time for home window replacement be watchful for these ten indicators.

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Topics: Window Tips, Windows

What are Energy-Efficient Windows?

Posted by Builders and Remodelers on Mar 5, 2020 12:27:00 PM

 

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Topics: Windows, Window Features

5 Unique Features of Casement Windows

Posted by Builders and Remodelers on Feb 28, 2020 2:45:48 PM

In a nutshell, casement windows are a style of window that attaches with side-mounted hinges, causing them to open and close like a door. They are often single pane windows that operate with a hand crank or lever.Builders and Remodelers have been installing casement windows for more than sixty years, so we know a thing or two about what makes them unique and whether you should consider them for your home. Read on to learn more!

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Topics: Windows, Window Features

5 Things That Set Builders and Remodelers’ Window Installation Apart

Posted by Builders and Remodelers on Feb 13, 2020 12:55:11 PM

Builders and Remodelers tailors all aspects of its services to you and your home’s specific needs. We have made our customers’ needs the first priority for the past 68 years, as we continue to provide high-quality service.

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Topics: Windows

4 Reasons Why Natural Light Will Save Your Wallet and Mental Health

Posted by Builders and Remodelers on Feb 6, 2020 12:00:00 PM

Natural light is one of nature’s best cure-alls. Having a sluggish day at your desk? Go outside for a quick walk for a jolt of energy. Need to wake up early and start the day with positivity? Open your shades so the sun’s natural rays will wake you up. Natural light has a myriad of benefits that can affect your mood as well as your wallet. Read on to see why it’s so important to let natural light into your home.

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Topics: Windows, Window Features