replacement windows

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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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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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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Seal in the heat with this tip from HGTV

We've said it once and we'll say it again - Winter is coming! Today some of us even enjoyed a few snowflakes in the Denver metro area. Here's a great tip from HGTV.com: "Minimize drafts, a major source of expensive heat loss, with storm windows and doors throughout the house, including the basement. Add or replace old weather stripping on all basement doors and windows, and close any gaps with caulk." Give us a call at Gravina's if you need storm windows or insulated windows installed or replaced!
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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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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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Did you know? 4 facts about Alside windows

DID YOU KNOW? Alside Vinyl Windows... Are so durable that the vast majority of them installed over the past 25 years are still in use.  And, at the end of their useful life - like all vinyl - they can be recycled. Reduce electricity usage! A study conducted by Franklin Associates found that using vinyl over alternative framing options saves the U.S. nearly 2 trillion BTUs of energy per year - enough to meet the yearly electrical needs of 20,000 single-family homes. Vinyl can be reprocessed and recycled repeatedly. Scrap is routinely recycled into other vinyl products. In fact, 99%
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