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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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Trending Window Styles For 2021

Spring and summer are the prime seasons for window replacements in our beloved Denver, a city where sunny days and fresh mountain air go hand-in-hand! As you start the journey of choosing new panes and frames to uplevel your abode, consider this year’s top-trending styles.    Black Trim Sleek black frames have been rising in popularity over the past few years, with a modern aesthetic that complements any home style to bring an elegant touch to both the interior and exterior. Go bold with chunky trim or keep it chic with thin frames — either way, this sophisticated look is
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Types of Patio Doors

Patio season has finally arrived, and we can’t think of much we love more than merging our indoor and outdoor spaces to enjoy spring and summer days in Colorado. However, not all patio doors are created equal! With different styles and functions to fit the needs of your home, understanding your many options is all-important to your decision-making process. Read on to let Gravina’s help you find the perfect back door to enhance the ambiance of your patio — all while increasing the value of your home.   Sliding Sliding patio doors are the most common style among homes of
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It’s Time To Replace Your Windows — Here’s What To Expect

  Spring has sprung — and while the outside world experiences renewal, it’s an ideal time to give the interior of your home that same refresh. Think about how your windows performed through the winter… did you notice certain rooms not retaining their heat? Did some window frames show signs of deterioration by letting cold moisture in? Spring is the perfect time for replacements: It’s not too hot yet, but the worst of winter's fury is behind us. Read on to get a clear understanding of what the window replacement process looks like from start to finish. Call for a
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Preparing Your Home for Spring

Springtime brings beauty, rebirth, and a sense of renewal — but as we (and our homes) thaw from winter’s touch, a bit of maintenance is likely needed to ensure our exteriors are ready to receive the lovely weather to come. Read on for tips to help your home welcome the new season with open arms… err... windows.   Clear the Gutters Fall and winter can wreak havoc on gutters due to high winds and cold temperatures that stuff the tubes with leaves then freeze them in place. Safely grab a ladder, your sturdiest working gloves, and get to scooping! Remove
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