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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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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?

Perhaps you live in one of Denver's historic bungalows and the windows need replacing, or maybe you would just like to lower your heating bill this winter. Whatever the reason, now is a good time to consider new or replacement windows before the snow comes barreling in. Gravina's is a family run company and is licensed, bonded, and insured. We serve the areas of Arvada, Aurora, Boulder, Broomfield, Castle Rock, Centennial, Columbine, Commerce City, Denver, Englewood, Federal Heights, Golden, Greenwood Village, Highlands Ranch, Ken Caryl, Lakewood, Littleton, Northglenn, Parker, Thornton, Westminster, and Wheat Ridge. Give us a call or fill out
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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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How to choose windows: Tips from Houzz.com

Windows are a major investment. They need to bring the outside in when you want, but also have to keep the elements at bay when you don't. The options for style, function and performance can be overwhelming. Below are five things to consider before you purchase replacement windows, and tips on deciding whether to repair or replace. Lingo to know: Sash: A moveable frame that holds the window glass; a double-hung window is made up of two moveable sashes Mull: To join two or more windows together Muntins: Strips of wood that divide the sash into smaller sections of glass,
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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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Put the “picture” in picture window

What exactly is a picture window? A picture window is a large fixed window that is either without glazing bars or features glazed bars only near the edge of the window. A picture window gets its name because it is designed to provide a clear view of your surroundings, acting as a picture frame for the scenery outside. Since it features a wide expanse of glass, a picture window is great for bringing natural light to your home. Adding a picture window to a room is also a wonderful way to highlight an attractive outdoor view. You may even choose to replace a combination
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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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