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Spring Gutter Care

The siding on your home — whether vinyl, fiber cement, LP, steel, or aluminum — is made and installed to require very little maintenance while withstanding the forces of nature. Sometimes, however, nature finds a way. Heavily-blocked gutters can cause cracking or splitting in siding, even to the point of being punctured — which will result in sagging or pulled panels. This damaged siding must be replaced before structural damage can occur. The good news? You can prevent deterioration by cleaning and maintaining the gutters on your home. Rainwater stuck in gutters can destroy your home's exterior — especially when
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Earth Day: How Gravina’s Honors the Environment

Celebrated every year on April 22, Earth Day commemorates the 1970 birth of the modern environmental movement — and this year's theme is "Invest in Our Planet." Here at Gravina's we are particularly committed to environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient practices to help our customers safely renovate their windows, doors, and siding. From lead containment to smart energy use, Gravina's shares our customers' devotion to maintaining the natural beauty and resources of Colorado.   The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protects land, water, and air in the Centennial State, with responsibilities including the safe use and containment of lead in developed areas. Common
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SPOTLIGHT: Siding Manufacturers

You may not think about it this way, but your home’s siding is often its very first impression. Siding has historically been offered in traditional wood, stone, or stucco, but technological advancements have brought modern materials like vinyl, aluminum, fiber cement, concrete, and engineered wood into the mix. Gravina’s offers a variety of  siding design options in multiple colors and textures — and while your choices can feel overwhelming, we’re here to help you learn more about four of our favorite manufacturers. Kaycan Kaycan’s approach to durable and efficient quality is to have the longest and thickest siding panels on
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Window Treatment Trends to Inspire You in 2022

It may seem like you’re all good to go once your gorgeous new windows are installed, but that’s only the first step of the design process. Window treatments are an easy way to enhance the aesthetic of your home’s newest addition. While style trends for 2022 lean toward the sleek and modern, remember that the primary purpose of window treatments is function — they allow you to control privacy, temperature, and the amount of light in each room. But this doesn’t mean that design doesn’t factor into your decision, and the number of available options is simply staggering! Read on
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Adorn Your Abode with Holiday Lights

As the sun slips below the horizon earlier and earlier each day, we find ourselves craving the comfort — and cheer — of lights against the dark nights. As you think about accentuating your beautiful windows with sparkling strings of all sizes, shapes, and colors, we have the lowdown on the hows and whats of holiday light decorating — even Rudolph's red nose will be impressed. How to Hang: Planning Ahead Rather than buying too many boxes of lights you "might" use, take an hour to measure your home to determine the exact lengths you will need. For a tree
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Your Home’s First Impression: Replacing Your Entry Door

According to experts, we tend to solidify impressions somewhere between the initial 30 seconds and two minutes of a first encounter. When you choose an entry door for your home, you want something that imparts not only a positive first impression but one that is also lasting. Gravina’s carries a wide range of manufacturer styles in fiberglass, steel, and real wood in order to match the decor of your home. Come explore the inventory that we have to offer. Form and Function Of course, the primary purpose of an entry door is security: The safety of your beautiful family takes
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Insulating Home Wrap: Like a Hug for Your Home

Coloradans revel in our year-round sunlight, soaking up the rays like lizards — even in the colder temperatures. Just like a living creature, your home needs multiple outer layers in order to effectively moderate air and moisture within the building's structural components. Installed over the sheathing and behind the exterior siding, home wrap provides the exact material your home needs to stay dry and energy-efficient. Feel a little overwhelmed? Have no fear: The experts at Gravina's will help you determine the best wrap to pair with your quality siding.   What is Sheathing Wrap? Housewrap, also known as home wrap,
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Winterize Your Home With Help From Gravina’s

Aspens in the Rockies are starting to take on new hues. Mornings in Denver have that extra little chill in the air. And the sun sets earlier and earlier with each passing day. With autumn upon us, it’s time to transition your home’s duties from heat protection to keeping cold weather at bay. Denver winters can be unpredictable, but ensuring your home is prepared for any seasonal scenario will provide peace of mind while preventing potential havoc caused by the elements. Our fall checklist will set you — and your home — up for success as cooler temps make their
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Which Style Is Your House? Get To Know Your Home’s Architectural Design 

A house is more than just windows, doors, walls, and a frame — whether you know it or not, lots of thought went into its design and construction! The architectural style behind your home’s design and aesthetic helps reflect the unique personality of those who live there — plus it also boosts that all-important curb appeal. Identifying the style of your house can help you get a feel for which upgrades or additions could complement your home’s architecture while remaining aesthetically-consistent with the period during which it was built — especially when it comes to choosing door and window upgrades.
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Five Ways to Freshen Up Your Front Porch for Spring

Your front porch is your home’s showcase for first impressions. It’s where you greet visitors and it can be a relaxing spot to hang out with family and friends. A beautiful and inviting look for your front porch will transform your home’s curb appeal and enhance the aesthetic of your entire block. Here are five easy ways to fancy up the front of your house. 1. Pretty Perennials While this may seem obvious, pops of color from florals are an easy and eye-catching way to spruce up your front porch space no matter the season. Keep in mind that while
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