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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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Replacement Windows FAQs

If you are a homeowner in the metro Denver area, where weather conditions tend to get a bit extreme, you know that windows play an important role in your home's overall comfort and energy efficiency. Perhaps you have been feeling the need to upgrade your window's for awhile for aesthetic reasons, or you are starting to get tired of your high heating and cooling bills. Well, we are here to answer all your questions about whether or not it's time to replace your windows and how the process works. Why should your windows be replaced? Your windows should be replaced if
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Window Replacement Tips for Denver Homeowners

How do you know when it's time to replace your windows? Here are a few warning signs to look for: You Feel Drafts in Your Home Even the best windows will allow a slight amount of air infiltration, but it should never be something you can feel or notice, says Moeslein. If it is, your comfort may be in jeopardy. Why? Because windows wear out over time and let more air in, Moeslein says. "For example, wood windows can become warped from exposure to moisture and this can make the window too tight to operate properly in some places, while
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How do I properly insulate my windows for the cold weather?

Brrrrr! Today the high in Denver is supposed to be only 39 degrees. Winter is definitely on its way. Here at Gravina's we get questions all the time about how our customers can help keep their heat in and keep the cold out. Even with new windows, there are a few things you can do to help properly insulate your windows and protect yourself against those irritating drafts. Here is a blog post by Chanie Kirschner for the Mother Nature Network with some excellent tips: First, check all your doors, windows, and even your walls, and make sure there are no
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Patio doors design ideas

Patio doors are one of those architectural standbys that can be fabulous as well as functional. Take a look at these photos for some design inspiration! Contemporary Patio Modern Exterior by San Francisco Interior Designers & Decorators Stone Interiors Contemporary Entry by Berkeley Architects & Designers Charles Debbas Architecture Traditional Bedroom by Other Metro Windows Pella Windows and Doors
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Need new windows in Denver?

Now that it's officially autumn and the days are getting shorter and the air cooler, it's time to get going on that window replacement for your home. Hurry, before Denver snows begin to fall! New, energy-efficient windows can help keep your heating bill down. Find out more when you call or email Gravina's. Fill out our Free Consultation form to get started >> FREE CONSULTATION
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New windows for fall & winter

With cooler days approaching, it may be time for you to consider installing new windows in your home. Not only can they improve your home's overall curb appeal, they can dramatically reduce your heating bills in the fall and winter months. Give us a call with any questions, or fill out our online estimate form! (It's at the bottom of our home page.)    
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Door envy

When you're looking to make a statement with your home's decor, consider installing a new patio door or French door - or both. There is so much variety out there in terms of look and functionality. Take a look at some of the doors below for design inspiration! Think beyond an indoors to outdoors sliding patio door...
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What do your windows say about you?

Most of us are so busy with our daily lives that we don't have time to take a step back and look - really look - at our homes. Is your home one of the nicest in the neighborhood, or is it the eye sore that neighbors complain about? Or perhaps it's somewhere in between. Doing one thing - just one - can make a huge impact on your curb appeal, not to mention your home's energy efficiency and utility bills. What is that one thing? Replacing your windows. Take a look at these before & afters: The ONLY change
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Affected by recent Denver-area storms?

In the past few weeks, the Denver metro area has been hit over and over by some major thunderstorms, some of them even bringing flooding and hail. One of our friends reported that during one of the recent storms, they realized their basement windows were leaking and allowed water to flood their basement. Turns out, all of the windows in their home had been replaced recently, except for those two windows in the basement. Hopefully your home fared better in the storms. If you have cause for concern, though, feel free to call us at Gravina's. We will come out
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