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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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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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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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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 you need to know about new windows in Denver

If you're a Denver homeowner considering replacement windows or doors, there's only one thing you need to know: Gravina's is the company to call. Gravina Siding & Windows Company has been in business since 1988. Larry Gravina himself has over 35 years experience, and other family members, sales and office staff each have 10-20 years experience. We offer free estimates and are licensed, bonded, and insured. Fill out our free estimate form, and we will give you a call the same day!
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Tips for buying windows

Here are a few tips for buying windows for your home in Denver: Take Care of the Job all at Once Not only will replacing all of your windows at once save you the headache of having to choose windows twice, but you’ll also save on installation costs. In most cases, contractors charge you for installation based on the amount of work they and their crew have to do. If you separate the jobs, you’ll most likely increase the cost of your installation by as much as 50%. The Lowest Bidder Isn’t Always the Best Everyone wants to save a
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How to measure for new windows

Here is an awesome guide from 1stwindows.com in California that clearly lays out how to measure for new windows for your home: The first thing you need to know is what type of existing windows you are replacing. Measuring Existing Wood Windows The first thing to do is remove the screen and open the window. Measure the window width from jamb face to jamb face (see "W" in diagram). Measure three times, at the bottom, middle, and top of the window in case the old jamb is warped. If there are discrepancies between the three measurements, use the narrowest measurement.
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