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The beauty of wood windows

Nature always does it best. Wood windows are popular for their timeless look, natural strength, long-lasting durability, and energy-efficiency. Gravina's installs wood windows in Denver and all along the Front Range. Give us a call if you have any questions about wood or vinyl windows or doors! A beautiful wood window can do wonders for your home's overall decor...
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What is Low-E Glass and why do you want it?

Windows Low-emissive (Low-E) glass is window glass that has been treated with an invisible metal or metallic oxide coating, creating a surface that reflects heat, while allowing light to pass through. This energy-saving technology first became available in 1979 and continues to grow in popularity. Windows treated with Low-E coatings are proven to reduce energy consumption, decrease fading of fabrics, such as window treatments, and increase overall comfort in your home. How Low-E Glass Works The heat that passes through your window glass is measured by the U-factor or ultraviolet light. The lower the U-factor the more energy-efficient your glass
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Top 10 Window Treatment Trends for 2013

Window treatments often turn into a design challenge or major investment, but let's face it: If you neglect your windows in favor of a different design focus, you'll be left with a bare view. Whether you find yourself in need of fresh window treatments, or are starting from scratch, we've gathered 10 trends to help you turn any window into your new favorite focal point. Exposed wood grain in blinds and natural woven shades are joining the ranks of bamboo as popular choices. Wood is making a comeback in decorative hardware, according to Deb Barrett, trend specialist for Grace McNamara
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Sliding patio doors

Now's a great time to consider installing patio doors in your Denver home. Spring has finally sprung, and if you're anything like us you want to keep the windows and doors open all day long to let in the Colorado air! Sliding patio doors are: 1. Attractive - they let in the natural sunlight and scenery surrounding your home. 2. Functional - with 2, 3 or 4 panels. 3. Energy efficient - easy to open and close quickly. 4. Easy to install - call Gravina's today!  
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Siding buying guide from Consumer Reports

Whether you are installing new siding on your home or replacing old siding, the choices can be overwhelming. Here is a great place to get started. This excellent guide on how to buy siding is from ConsumerReports.org: Getting started New siding is one of the most visible ways to give your home a makeover now and make it easier to sell later. But siding isn't just decorative. Loose or cracked panels or shingles can allow entry to moisture and insects, leading to expensive structural damage. Use this guide to find a replacement. If the siding on your home is nearing
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New windows for spring/summer

Now is the perfect time to consider installing new windows or replacement windows. We finally have a break from the extreme weather in Denver, and that means installation of new windows would be quicker and easier than in the cold winter months. Also, you may want to think about the energy savings that new windows can offer you throughout the blazing hot summer months. Wouldn't it be nice to lower your energy bill? Take advantage of the seasons changing and treat your home to an upgrade with new aluminum windows, casement windows, garden windows, or double hung windows from Gravina's.
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Ever considered French Doors?

French doors are an often overlooked element in home design, but they shouldn't be. They are both versatile and beautiful. Here are some ideas of how to use French Doors in your home: Bedroom  Office Nursery/Kids Room  And of course... Patio   Let Gravina's help you discover the full potential of your home's beauty with French Doors Denver.
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Return on Investment

Cost vs. Value report on BankRate.com reports an average return 89.6% for replacement window investments. Installing new windows will also increase you house’s resale value. About half of central heating is lost through doors and windows so buyers typically gravitate towards houses with quality windows; look for energy efficient windows to keep your house warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer; this can create a big savings on utility bills. If you have the extra budget, you can go for custom windows, tubular skylights or UV protection glazing application. Example 1: Windows - Wood (Mid-range) Replace 10 existing
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