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Tips for sealing your windows

All of us Denverites can agree it's been a cold week! Temperatures are expected to stay in the single digits and teens through the weekend. With no end in sight (or so it seems) to the frigid air, now is a great time to test your windows for leaks and seal up those extra air pockets to keep your heating bill down and your toes toasty warm. Here are some tips for DIY window sealing: The first step is to check for drafts. Either hold a lit candle close to the window seams (if the flame bends it signifies a
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Window replacement tips

New windows are a big investment. Before you purchase, take a look at these 10 tips on everything from shims to flashing from the DIY Network: 1. Check for Functionality A good quality window will eliminate the need for storm windows, but you'll probably will still want screens. Many windows tilt in for easy cleaning making maintenance a breeze. 2. Check for Energy Efficiency Look at the label that states the window's energy efficient. A salesperson can explain the different numbers. 3. Save Money With Extra Panes Triple-paned windows provide significant energy savings and will pay for themselves quickly in
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Windows in Home Design

When it comes to home design, windows play a significant role in the overall aesthetic of your home. Whether modern or traditional, or transitional or farmhouse, your personality should shine through in your style. Take a look at the windows below and get design inspired! Modern Entry by Mill Valley Architects & Designers Sutton Suzuki Architects Contemporary Family Room by Watertown Photographers Chris Johnson Beach Style Living Room by Seattle Architects & Designers Conard Romano Architects Farmhouse Kitchen by New York Architects & Designers Ike Kligerman Barkley Modern Exterior by Austin Architects & Designers Hugh Jefferson Randolph Architects
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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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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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How to clean your windows like a pro

Here's a great article by Joe D'Agnese for This Old House Magazine: Ideally, windows should be washed twice a year, but it's a task most people don't look forward to. Part of what makes window washing such a chore is that homeowners insist on doing it with wadded-up paper towels or newspaper, spray cleaner, and a ton of elbow grease. "All that rubbing isn't a good idea," says Brent Weingard, owner of Expert Window Cleaners in New York City. "You're just moving dirt around from one spot to another and putting a static charge on the glass, which attracts dust
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Is it time to replace your windows?

Here is a great article by the staff at Angie's List on how to know when it's time to replace your windows: Wood rot, fog in between the glass, drafty windows and high energy bills are all signs that it could be time to replace your windows. New replacement windows can generate as much as an 80 percent return on your investment when factoring in resale value and energy savings, according to national remodeling industry statistics and an Angie’s List nationwide survey of remodelers and real estate agents. Wood, metal and fiberglass are common window options, but quality vinyl windows are
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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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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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