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Full Lite, Three Quarter Lite, and Half Lite Storm Doors

Which Storm Door Design Best Fits Your Style? Everyone knows that entryways can make all the difference when it comes to curb appeal. Whether you’re prepping your property for a quick sale or just want to add a personal touch to your home’s appearance, there’s no quicker and easier way to do so than with changes to your entryway. One of the most cost-effective ways to give your home a bold new look is by installing an exterior storm door. From improved energy efficiency to added security to more natural light, storm doors offer numerous benefits for your home at
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Common Window Care Questions

Homeowners: At Gravina’s Windows & Siding, we are with you for every step of your window replacement and window care journey. If you’ve recently purchased windows from us or are thinking of upgrading, review our FAQs for details about ENERGY STAR® qualifications and warranty details.  DYK? You can extend the life of your windows by caring for them properly. Read on for our five most common window care questions to help you become a seasoned homeowner.  Window Care Question #1: Can I paint my window?  A: It depends. We don’t recommend painting over vinyl window replacements, as it will void
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Spotlight: LP® SmartSide® Siding and Trim

LP® SmartSide® Siding and Trim Is blustery weather affecting your home? Although we typically recommend upgrading your home’s exterior during the milder months, if you find yourself needing to increase your curb appeal for a quick sell or if you need protection from the unpredictable Colorado weather, we can efficiently install siding during the winter as well. LP® SmartSide® Siding and Trim from LP Building Solutions is the best of both worlds, thanks to the beauty of wood siding and superior construction that is comparable to fiber cement and other engineered siding replacements. Bring Beauty To Your Home Durable and
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Vinyl vs. Fiberglass Windows

Feeling a draft from your windows? That means it’s time for a change! As a homeowner, you know it’s important to be prepared for all types of weather — and now is the perfect time to upgrade your old, broken windows to energy-efficient replacements. Replacing your windows brings benefits including lowered utility bills, less heat transfer to the outdoors, boosted curb appeal, and so much more. The big question: What type of windows should you upgrade to? For a low- to mid-range cost, we recommend vinyl window or fiberglass window replacements.  Vinyl and fiberglass windows are cost-effective replacements that come
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Product Spotlight: Kolbe Wood Windows

As we transition into fall and then winter, you may notice your utility bill getting higher and higher. Drafts can enter your home through aged or ill-fitting windows, and it becomes more difficult to retain heat, so you might want to consider replacing some or all of your windows. However, not all window replacements are the same, and if you are looking for a timeless aesthetic, durable material, and energy efficiency, then we recommend wood windows from Kolbe. Why Wood Windows Wood windows, with numerous energy efficiency options, can be a smart investment for your home if you are looking
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Sash or Sill? Window Terminology 101

Window Sash or Sill? Window Terminology 101 Whether you’re a weathered DIYer or just beginning your home renovation journey, knowing basic window lingo, like understanding the difference between a window sash and window sill, will help you navigate future projects and become a more seasoned homeowner. Common single-hung, double-hung, and sliding windows have many main components, but always remember that glass is 80% of your window — so be sure to invest in quality products when upgrading.  Anatomy of a Window   The master frame supports the entire window system — it encompasses the head, jambs, sashes, and sill. The window
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Why Steel Siding?

Steel siding is a fantastic upgrade for your home’s exterior. This strong material doesn’t crack or buckle under harsh weather conditions and is maintenance-free — unlike wood or vinyl siding that requires yearly care. Steel siding is the best choice for longevity, as it won’t warp or need to be replaced after ten years.  We offer replacement steel siding from our three respected manufacturers. We partner with Alside, Plygem, and Revere to provide you with durable upgrades that can withstand Colorado’s toughest weather.  Steel Siding Curb Appeal from Alside Giving your home a facelift is easy with Alside. Their Satinwood
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Product Spotlight: Marvin Essential Collection

Ready to upgrade to new windows? When researching materials, styles, and brands, consider upgrading to fiberglass. This durable composite is made with thin layers of glass cable saturated with compounded resins to handle every kind of weather that Colorado throws its way. The pultruded fiberglass from Marvin Windows and Doors outlasts vinyl, aluminum, and wood competitors.  Ultrex fiberglass is eight times stronger than vinyl windows and three times stronger than vinyl/wood composites — which gives you peace of mind 365 days of the year. Their strong glass and frame materials resist fading, peeling, and cracking. For context, one square inch
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Autumn is Coming: How to Prepare Windows for Fall Weather

The change of seasons will be here before you know it, and getting your windows ready for cooler weather will save money on your utility bills. Consider replacing your old windows with energy-efficient upgrades to save money while ensuring your home is always the perfect temperature. But if you’re looking for a quick fix before calling us, our favorite home care tips will help keep cool temperatures outside and warm air in. Prepare Windows for Fall Weather When inspecting old windows, your first step is to check for drafts and find the source that is causing heat to escape your
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Fiberglass, Wood, or Steel – Which Door is Right for Your Home?

Every homeowner aspires to have a home they can be proud of, especially one that stands out from the crowd. You want your house to be homey, but you also want it to look presentable – especially to those driving down your street. Your front door can make all the difference to the presentation of your home. You could have the tidiest garden, the most well-pruned roses, and the neatest cladding, but if your front door is in a state of disrepair, it can bring down the entire look and feel of your property. If your entry isn’t looking at
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