windows

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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Stylish Window Treatment Ideas From HGTV Dream Homes

Get some design inspiration from past HGTV Dream Homes! Here are some beautiful and functional ways to use window treatments: Dramatic Drapes The longer the curtains, the more dramatic and elegant the design. In this master suite sheer loose linen drapes frame the queen size bed as well as the bay window. When trying to design a casual and more informal space, try using shorter curtains. Decorative Designs Curtains can be extremely decorative. Use them to add a touch of personality to your space. Long curtains, such as these lightly patterned neutral fabrics, will add height and bring drama to
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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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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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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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