Monthly Archives October 2013

Best trick or treating neighborhoods in Denver

Happy Halloween from Gravina Windows! Tonight is the night for dressing up and getting the most candy you possibly can! According to CBS Denver, here are the top neighborhoods for trick-or-treating in Denver. Have fun and be safe.  Hilltop www.denverhilltop.com If the assumption is that neighborhoods with wealthier homes give out more candy, then Hilltop would be one of the best spots to visit for trick-or-treating. This neighborhood is one of Denver’s wealthiest and is bordered by Colorado Boulevard, Severn Avenue, Alameda Avenue and Monaco Parkway, with Cranmer Park running through the center of the neighborhood. The homes are beautiful as
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Not replacing your windows comes with a price

You may think you're saving money by not installing new windows on your older home. But have you considered that window technology has improved greatly over the years and newer windows are much more energy efficient than older ones? Replacing your old windows with new ones can save a you a substantial amount of money on your heating and cooling bill. Give us a call or fill out our online form for a free consultation and let us share with you how you can ultimately save money by getting new windows installed in your Denver home.
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Patio doors design ideas

Patio doors are one of those architectural standbys that can be fabulous as well as functional. Take a look at these photos for some design inspiration! Contemporary Patio Modern Exterior by San Francisco Interior Designers & Decorators Stone Interiors Contemporary Entry by Berkeley Architects & Designers Charles Debbas Architecture Traditional Bedroom by Other Metro Windows Pella Windows and Doors
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Need new windows in Denver?

Perhaps you live in one of Denver's historic bungalows and the windows need replacing, or maybe you would just like to lower your heating bill this winter. Whatever the reason, now is a good time to consider new or replacement windows before the snow comes barreling in. Gravina's is a family run company and is licensed, bonded, and insured. We serve the areas of Arvada, Aurora, Boulder, Broomfield, Castle Rock, Centennial, Columbine, Commerce City, Denver, Englewood, Federal Heights, Golden, Greenwood Village, Highlands Ranch, Ken Caryl, Lakewood, Littleton, Northglenn, Parker, Thornton, Westminster, and Wheat Ridge. Give us a call or fill out
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Seal in the heat with this tip from HGTV

We've said it once and we'll say it again - Winter is coming! Today some of us even enjoyed a few snowflakes in the Denver metro area. Here's a great tip from HGTV.com: "Minimize drafts, a major source of expensive heat loss, with storm windows and doors throughout the house, including the basement. Add or replace old weather stripping on all basement doors and windows, and close any gaps with caulk." Give us a call at Gravina's if you need storm windows or insulated windows installed or replaced!
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How to clean your windows like a pro

Here's a great article by Joe D'Agnese for This Old House Magazine: Ideally, windows should be washed twice a year, but it's a task most people don't look forward to. Part of what makes window washing such a chore is that homeowners insist on doing it with wadded-up paper towels or newspaper, spray cleaner, and a ton of elbow grease. "All that rubbing isn't a good idea," says Brent Weingard, owner of Expert Window Cleaners in New York City. "You're just moving dirt around from one spot to another and putting a static charge on the glass, which attracts dust
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Is it time to replace your windows?

Here is a great article by the staff at Angie's List on how to know when it's time to replace your windows: Wood rot, fog in between the glass, drafty windows and high energy bills are all signs that it could be time to replace your windows. New replacement windows can generate as much as an 80 percent return on your investment when factoring in resale value and energy savings, according to national remodeling industry statistics and an Angie’s List nationwide survey of remodelers and real estate agents. Wood, metal and fiberglass are common window options, but quality vinyl windows are
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