Monthly Archives February 2014

Refresh your window treatments with unique window hardware

Sometimes it’s amazing how much a simple change can alter the vibe of a room. For example, replacing standard curtain rods and hardware with eye-catching alternatives on your window treatments can make all the difference. Here are a few things to think about as you’re shopping for window hardware: • Sleek and shiny never fails. A narrow, sleek and shiny curtain rod is ideal for modern rooms that are airy and open, but can also look great in industrial-chic spaces. • Black matches everything. Black iron curtain rods will go with almost everything and can add an interesting bit of
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4 benefits of soundproof windows

If you have always wished you couldn’t hear the traffic outside or one of those dogs that never seems to get tired of barking, you will like this article. Benefit #1: Noise Reduction Did you know that soundproofing your windows can lead to a noise reduction level of up to 95%? That’s correct. UP TO 95%! Soundproof windows can act as a sound barrier and reduce your noise problem to a level where you won’t even notice it. Benefit #2: Super Easy Installation You don’t even need to replace your soundproof windows. A soundproof window can be placed as a
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Energy efficient windows

Windows are an integral part of your home's overall design and heating, cooling, and lighting system. However, if your windows are not energy efficient they can negatively impact your home's energy efficiency.  There are two things you can do to improve your home's energy efficiency and lower your heating/cooling bills. The first one is improve the energy efficiency of existing windows by adding storm windows, caulking and weatherstripping, and using window treatments or coverings. The second one is to select new energy-efficient windows. Purchase replacement windows with an ENERGY STAR® rating. Even though they may be more expensive, they will pay for themselves
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Tax credit for new windows purchased in 2013

Tax season is upon us. By now you have most likely begun to collect your W2's, 1099's, and tax receipts for the previous year. If you purchased new windows in 2013, we have good news for you. The federal government has extended the tax credit offered in 2012 to 2013 as well. You may be able to take the credits if you made "energy saving improvements" to your home located in the United States in 2013. Here is all the information you need to know: Tax Credit Amount: 10% of the cost, up to $500; windows are capped at $200. Requirements:
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How to clean moisture between sealed double pain windows

Moisture or condensation between sealed double pane windows is one of those pesky problems homeowners face. If your windows are foggy or “dirty” because of built up moisture, there is only one way to clean your windows. The one and only solution is to buy replacement windows. Do not waste your time or money trying to drill holes to drain the water, or even calling a glass company to replace the glass inside the frames. These methods are ineffective and/or expensive. Your windows are probably 10 to 15 years old, maybe even 20, and you will save enough money on
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