Monthly Archives June 2013

Tips for buying windows

Here are a few tips for buying windows for your home in Denver: Take Care of the Job all at Once Not only will replacing all of your windows at once save you the headache of having to choose windows twice, but you’ll also save on installation costs. In most cases, contractors charge you for installation based on the amount of work they and their crew have to do. If you separate the jobs, you’ll most likely increase the cost of your installation by as much as 50%. The Lowest Bidder Isn’t Always the Best Everyone wants to save a
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Gutters, too!

You know Gravina's for windows, doors, and siding. But did you know we install gutter systems, too? Gutter systems are essential for proper drainage off roofing systems. Using aluminum is the best choice in Colorado because it won’t warp like it’s vinyl counterparts. Also, aluminum offers a variety of color choices to match your house. We install 5” seamless aluminum gutters, which don't rust, corrode, or warp, and the 5" ones allow for optimum draining vs. the old 3” galvanized steel gutters. Get a free estimate today.
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The importance of Low-E windows during the summer heat

During the hot summer months, we will do anything we can to keep our homes cool. One thing homeowners can do to help immensely is install low-E glass windows. Low-e stands for low emissivity. Low-e glass is a type of treated glass that that conducts visible light while controlling the passage of heat. This glass is an energy efficient way to control the heat being allowed in and out of a home or environment.  Low-e glass allows visible light to pass through it but blocks heat-generating ultraviolet light, requiring less artificial heating or cooling to keep a room at the desired temperature. This glass
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How to Choose a Front Door Color

Curb appeal is something every homeowner wants. Having a bright, cheery front door, or a front door that complements the rest of your home's look, is an easy way to increase your house's curb appeal instantly. Check out this article from Houzz.com on how to choose a front door color: How to Choose a Front Door Color Architects, interior designers, and more ∨ Browse living room ideas, from a sectional sofa couch to chandelier lights and floorlamps, for your next interior design project. Find inspiring decorating ideas, from a tufted headboard to custom window treatments, to help you redesign your
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Great idea for sliding patio doors

If you're looking for a way to dress up or "camouflage" your sliding patio doors, here's a great idea from a Florida woman on her blog - BetsySpeert.blogspot.com. She used plastic plantation shutters from Home Depot (but they look like wood) to dress up her doors bring her outdoor and indoor living spaces together: http://betsyspeert.blogspot.jp/2012/02/plantation-shutters-on-sliders-close-up.html Sliding patio doors are a great addition to any home, for ease of entry onto your deck or patio. And as shown here, they can look beautiful, too!
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French Doors: Ooh La La!

Here's a wonderful article from Houzz.com on how French doors can add elegance, function and beautiful new views to your home: If you’re looking to make a grander entrance into your space, look to French doors. Both beautiful and practical, French doors allow an elegant path between two rooms. With double adjoining doors inlaid with glass, this beautiful addition opens from the middle to create an smoothly flow between the outdoors and indoors. Even when closed, French doors add style to function and provide an open view through glass. Consider these doors as a benign barrier between the dining and
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How to measure for new windows

Here is an awesome guide from 1stwindows.com in California that clearly lays out how to measure for new windows for your home: The first thing you need to know is what type of existing windows you are replacing. Measuring Existing Wood Windows The first thing to do is remove the screen and open the window. Measure the window width from jamb face to jamb face (see "W" in diagram). Measure three times, at the bottom, middle, and top of the window in case the old jamb is warped. If there are discrepancies between the three measurements, use the narrowest measurement.
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