Monthly Archives November 2013

Window Replacement Tips for Denver Homeowners

How do you know when it's time to replace your windows? Here are a few warning signs to look for: You Feel Drafts in Your Home Even the best windows will allow a slight amount of air infiltration, but it should never be something you can feel or notice, says Moeslein. If it is, your comfort may be in jeopardy. Why? Because windows wear out over time and let more air in, Moeslein says. "For example, wood windows can become warped from exposure to moisture and this can make the window too tight to operate properly in some places, while
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Stylish Window Treatment Ideas From HGTV Dream Homes

Get some design inspiration from past HGTV Dream Homes! Here are some beautiful and functional ways to use window treatments: Dramatic Drapes The longer the curtains, the more dramatic and elegant the design. In this master suite sheer loose linen drapes frame the queen size bed as well as the bay window. When trying to design a casual and more informal space, try using shorter curtains. Decorative Designs Curtains can be extremely decorative. Use them to add a touch of personality to your space. Long curtains, such as these lightly patterned neutral fabrics, will add height and bring drama to
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Window replacement tips

New windows are a big investment. Before you purchase, take a look at these 10 tips on everything from shims to flashing from the DIY Network: 1. Check for Functionality A good quality window will eliminate the need for storm windows, but you'll probably will still want screens. Many windows tilt in for easy cleaning making maintenance a breeze. 2. Check for Energy Efficiency Look at the label that states the window's energy efficient. A salesperson can explain the different numbers. 3. Save Money With Extra Panes Triple-paned windows provide significant energy savings and will pay for themselves quickly in
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Windows in Home Design

When it comes to home design, windows play a significant role in the overall aesthetic of your home. Whether modern or traditional, or transitional or farmhouse, your personality should shine through in your style. Take a look at the windows below and get design inspired! Modern Entry by Mill Valley Architects & Designers Sutton Suzuki Architects Contemporary Family Room by Watertown Photographers Chris Johnson Beach Style Living Room by Seattle Architects & Designers Conard Romano Architects Farmhouse Kitchen by New York Architects & Designers Ike Kligerman Barkley Modern Exterior by Austin Architects & Designers Hugh Jefferson Randolph Architects
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How do I properly insulate my windows for the cold weather?

Brrrrr! Today the high in Denver is supposed to be only 39 degrees. Winter is definitely on its way. Here at Gravina's we get questions all the time about how our customers can help keep their heat in and keep the cold out. Even with new windows, there are a few things you can do to help properly insulate your windows and protect yourself against those irritating drafts. Here is a blog post by Chanie Kirschner for the Mother Nature Network with some excellent tips: First, check all your doors, windows, and even your walls, and make sure there are no
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