Home Improvement Window & Door Article Archive 2017-06-04T19:07:57+00:00

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Heavy-Duty Hardware Now Holds Up To 400 lb. Doors, Allowing Magnificent Interior Style

Adding to the versatility of its market-leading door hardware, Johnson Hardware now supports interior doors weighing up to 400 lbs.

Simonton Offers Energy-Efficient Windows That Home Buyers Want

According to the 2012 National Association of Home Builders™ (NAHB®) “What Home Buyers Really Want” study, energy efficiency is the prime consideration for consumers when purchasing windows.

Garage Door Décor

Most homeowners enter their houses by driving into their garage more frequently than any other door in the home, so why not make it welcoming?

Home Buyers Want Quality Entry Doors

According to the 2012 National Association of Home Builders™ (NAHB®) “What Home Buyers Really Want” study, new and potential home buyers focus in on quality and appearance when looking at the exterior doors of a home.

New Architectural Grade Fascia Provides Picture Perfect Touch To Wall-Mount Sliding Door Projects

Now Johnson Hardware® has given homeowners and home design professionals two new reasons to like the way wall-mount sliding doors

First StepTo An Organized Closet? Start From The Outside

Every closet could use more space and better organization. In many cases, built-in shelves and drawers offer an ideal space-saving solution for a crowded closet because they allow for more room and for greater visibility.

Therma-Tru Launches Pulse™ Line Of Entry Doors

Accented with clean lines and crisp angles, Pulse entry doors cater to homeowners seeking to celebrate their own special sense of style.

Vinyl Window Replacement Projects Pay Off For Homeowners

According to the REMODELING 2012-13 Cost vs. Value Report (www.costvsvalue.com) homeowners can recoup 71.2 percent of their costs when replacing existing windows in their home with energy efficient vinyl windows.

Simonton Windows Partners With MainStreet America®

Simonton Windows, one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of replacement and new construction vinyl windows and patio doors, has provided an abundance of energy-efficient windows for the new MainStreet America® park …

Prepare For National Poison Prevention Week In March

Most people do not realize that the friction caused by the simple act of opening and closing the sash of old wooden windows coated in lead-based paint can release toxic lead dust into a home.

Therma-Tru Entry Doors Qualify For Federal Consumer Tax Credits

Homeowners interested in selecting an energy efficient fiberglass entry door and possibly receiving up to $500 in federal tax credits can now do both by purchasing a Therma-Tru ENERGY STAR® qualified fiberglass entry door.

Therma-Tru Expands Product Line Offerings

Therma-Tru, the nation’s leading manufacturer and most preferred brand of entry doors, has expanded its product line by offering new sizes and styles for some of its decorative glass doorlites and sidelites.

Winter Window Wonders

The thermometer says it’s 29 degrees outside. Unfortunately it doesn’t feel much warmer indoors. What’s responsible for creating the big chill in your home? It could be your windows.

Simonton Windows Promotes Lead Safety

People living in houses built before 1978 should ‘Get the Lead Out.’

Arden™ Glass Options Introduced By Therma-Tru

The Arden decorative glass is designed to appeal to a diverse mix of homeowners looking to set their homes apart in the marketplace and make a positive statement with their entry door

Springtime Home Improvement Tips for Knowing When It’s Time To Replace Products on Your Home

Quickly-emerging Springtime weather means it’s time to evaluate your home’s exterior. Owning a home means giving constant attention to the building products that go into protecting the structure of your house.

April 7-13: National Window Safety Week

As part of National Window Safety Week, April 7-13, 2013, the experts at Simonton Windows recommend parents of youngsters adopt an extremely cautious attitude with children and the windows in their home.

Simonton StormBreaker Plus® Windows Help Protect Bahamas Building From Severe Weather

Thanks to a smart decision and good timing, the Providence Rehabilitation Centre in Nassau successfully withstood the severe weather associated with Hurricane Sandy.

Therma-Tru Expands Door Offerings In Popular Classic-Craft® Canvas Collection® Product Line

Therma-Tru, the nation’s leading manufacturer and most preferred brand of entry doors, has expanded its Classic-Craft® Canvas Collection® product line with more door sizes and styles.

“President’s Day Perspective” From Mark Savan

A positive attitude is nothing new to Mark Savan, president of Therma-Tru Doors and Simonton Windows.

Therma-Tru Helps MainStreet America® Open Its Doors

When the new Main Street America® park in Houston opens its doors in February, it will be Therma-Tru fiberglass entry doors that people walk through in some of the 12 show homes on display.

Therma-Tru Introduces Lucerna® Decorative Glass

Named for the beauty of the light it reflects, Lucerna glass features an elegant, updated fleur-de-lis pattern.

Therma-Tru Introduces New Doors And Glass Options At 2013 NAHB International Builders’ Show

Attendees at the 2013 NAHB International Builders’ Show have the opportunity to be the first people in the country to see the new products launched by Therma-Tru Corp. for 2013.

Fypon Showcases Wide Variety Of Products At 2013 NAHB International Builders’ Show

Builders and remodelers attending the 2013 NAHB International Builders’ Show will have the chance to see a wide selection of urethane and PVC millwork products offered by Fypon …

Therma-Tru Launches 2013 “Unlock The Opportunities” Sweepstakess

Unlock the Opportunities” national sweepstakes for builders, remodelers, dealers, door fabricators and contractors.

Simonton Windows Receives Highest Quality Rating In 2013 Brand Use Study

This marks the fifth time Simonton Windows has received the highest quality ranking in this particular study.

M-D Building Products Acquires Loxcreen Company

Acquisition Adds Manufacturing Capabilities and Diversifies Product Portfolio for Commercial and Residential Applications

Simonton Windows Launches New Website

Simonton Windows, one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of replacement and new construction vinyl windows and patio doors, has launched a new company website

Therma-Tru Introduces Stainable Astragals

Therma-Tru a stainable astragal that combines beauty and performance for use in any Therma-Tru® grained double-door application.

Fypon Leads Decorative Mouldings, Column And Trim Categories In 2013 Brand Use Study

For the seventh consecutive year, Fypon has been named a leader of decorative mouldings and millwork in the 2013 Brand Use Study issued by Builder magazine.

Fypon Launches YouTube® Channel With Installation Video Series

Fypon, a leading manufacturer of polyurethane and PVC millwork pieces, has introduced a new YouTube® channel which features step-by-step product installation videos for contractors and homeowners.

Award-Winning Southern Show Home Boasts Simonton Windows

A unique Key West conch-style home design and almost 50 energy-efficient Simonton vinyl windows helped make builder Allan Yuhasz’s entry in the 2012 Brunswick Parade of Homes a Diamond Award winner.

Simonton Windows Offers Contractors Exclusive Color Courses To Build Business

Simonton Windows, one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of vinyl windows and patio doors, has partnered with national color expert Kate Smith, CMG of Sensational Color, to offer a comprehensive color certification program for contractors.

Therma-Tru Ranks Highest In 2013 Brand Use Study

For the 16th consecutive time since the study started in 1998, Therma-Tru has ranked highest amongst builders.

Simonton Windows Offers Exclusive AIA-Certified Color Courses

Homeowners looking for design inspiration for the holidays should focus on enhancing their windows and doors.

Designer Provides Tips For Decorating Windows And Doors For The Holidays

Homeowners looking for design inspiration for the holidays should focus on enhancing their windows and doors.

Value Of ENERGY STAR® Products

Multiple national safety awareness campaigns in October are leading homeowners nationwide to focus attention on their windows and doors.

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Hunter Industries Connects Residents To Landscape Professionals For Energy Efficient Irrigation Solutions

Hunter Industries, the irrigation manufacturer for commercial, residential, and golfing properties has announced the availability of a web enabled contractor selection tool for residential service discovery throughout the United States and Canada.

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Threat of Home Fires Persists As Widespread U.S. Drought Continues

According to the National Climatic Data Center, the drought of 2012 that persists across much of the United States is among the 10 largest of the past century.

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Sweet Autumn Holiday Door Decorations

When trick-or-treaters come to your front door this year, greet them with a special candy wreath for the holidays.

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Making Homeowners Happy: Tips on Selling And Installing Fiberglass Doors

According to project coordinator Jon Hassenfritz, it’s aligning with a quality door manufacturer, communicating effectively with homeowners and making sure their installation crews are efficient and knowledgeable.

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Schedule A Window Check-up During October’s National Energy Awareness Month

Simonton Windows offer a variety of tips for consumers who wish to perform a window and patio door check-up to gauge the energy efficiency of these products in their homes.

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New Stainless Steel Hardware Upgrade Available On Simonton Casements And Awnings

Contractors installing windows in harsh environments know that durable hardware matters to homeowners.

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Open The Door To Energy Awareness In October

How many times have you heard someone call out, “close the door, you’re letting the cold air in!

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Step-by-Step: Adding Window And Door Surrounds

One of the fastest ways to add curb appeal to a home exterior is to surround the windows and doors with decorative trim.

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Window Safety A Common Theme In Several October Awareness Campaigns

Multiple national safety awareness campaigns in October are leading homeowners nationwide to focus attention on their windows and doors.

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Creating An Entryway With Personality

Nothing says “welcome to my home” quite like an impressive entryway.

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Simonton Windows Bring Light Into Lives of Critically Ill Children At Seton Pediatric Center

The Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center is a very special place, with extremely special residents.

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Simonton Introduces SafePoint™ Impact-Resistant Glass

Thanks to the new SafePoint™ impact-resistant laminated glass package from Simonton Windows, constructing a secure, quiet and energy-efficient home just got easier.

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Simonton Introduces SafePoint™ Impact-Resistant Glass

Thanks to the new SafePoint™ impact-resistant laminated glass package from Simonton Windows, constructing a secure, quiet and energy-efficient home just got easier.

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Simonton Windows Ranks “Highest in Customer Satisfaction With Windows and Doors” In J.D. Power and Associates Study Three Years In A Row

For a third consecutive year, consumers nationwide have rated Simonton Windows highest in customer satisfaction in the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Windows and Patio Doors Satisfaction StudySM.

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Picture Perfect™ 2.0 Launched By Therma-Tru

Therma-Tru, the nation’s leading manufacturer and most preferred brand of entryway doors, has introduced an upgraded version of its popular online Picture Perfect™ entryway visualizer tool.

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Choosing A Contractor For Your Entryway Remodeling Project

You’ve decided to give your home a facelift with a new entryway, but where do you find a qualified, reliable contractor to get the job done?

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How to Create Versatile Living Spaces For Today’s Ever-Changing Families

With the active and bustling lifestyle families lead, it is no surprise that they frequently change the way they interact with, and in, their living spaces.

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Pet Projects For The Home: Indoor-Outdoor Living Trend Goes To The Dogs

JELD-WEN is unleashing a variety of new products specifically created for four-legged family members.

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The Joy Of Clean, Well-Dressed Windows

Few home projects do more to enhance the overall beauty of family homes than clean, sparkling, windows.

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Home Saftey: JELD-WEN Expands Window Safety Options

JELD-WEN is expanding the availability of its Window Opening Control Devices (WOCD) to include more styles of windows, which means homeowners now have more ways to improve window fall prevention.

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Fashionable New Insect Screens For Sharper Visibility And Maximum Protection

Homeowners begin the semi-annual task of checking and replacing window and door screens throughout the house

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Installing Sliding Doors or Replacing Hardware?

“When it’s time to install new sliding doors or replace old sliding door hardware, the logical choice is Johnson Hardware’s Series 2200 hardware.

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Universal Design Slides Into Homes Everywhere With Johnson Hardware’s “Pocket Door Frame”

Johnson Pocket Door Frames are smart in many ways: in looks, in space-saving practicality, and in the way they provide easy room-to-room access for those who are physically challenged.

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Do Folding Doors Have You In A Jamb? Here’s A Quick And Easy Solution

You can easily overcome folding door problems with Johnson Hardware’s 1700 Series Folding Door Hardware Kits.

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Gain Privacy, Save Space With A Pocket Door

Homeowners today are looking for cost effective ways to increase the amount of usable space in their existing home.

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The Recipe For Spicing Up Any Room Is In Your Pocket

Add a dash of elegance to any room or entryway. Install a door-in-the-wall with a Pocket Door Frame.

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Add Flexibility To Your Home: Go with the Flow

Today’s new homes and home remodeling projects embrace far more open designs, allowing for unprecedented levels of flexibility.

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Salvaged And Stylish: JELD-WEN Introduces Reclaimed Wood Windows & Doors

For homeowners, architects and builders, respecting the heritage of what’s old by breathing new life and purpose into it is definitely in keeping with one of this year’s hottest home style trends.

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Vintage Charm Meets Contemporary Design

The Cambridge garage door fuses urban design with vintage flair.

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Achieve Zen with Serene Home Spaces

Johnson hardware door hardware systems can transform the feel of a space with Shoji screens.

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Want More Space? More Privacy? Think Pocket Door

Create extra space just by installing a Johnson Pocket Door Frame.

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Egress Window Well Systems Provide Safety and Peace of Mind

Egress-style window well systems provide that surefire exit route for new home construction.

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Important Window Safety Tips To Protect Your Child

The National Safety Council (NSC) would like to provide parents and caretakers with important safety tips that will help protect children year round.

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Sophisticated Shutters Create the Ultimate Distinction

Atlantic Premium Shutters Architectural and Classic Collection shutters are offered in hurricane storm-rated options that add a level of protection for coastal homeowners.

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No Room For A Door? Slide It Aside The Wall

Gain the advantages that pocket doors offer by using a unique hardware system from Johnson Hardware to install a wall mount door.

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Bathroom Beautification Begins At The Door

Using a Pocket Door Frame, you can eliminate doorway clutter and free up extra space in any bathroom by installing a door-in the-wall in place of a conventional swinging door.

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Access To Inside Doorways, Just That, Accessible

With a Johnson Pocket Door Frame, you can quickly and affordably transform any inside entryway into one that makes the coming and going from one room to the next, a whole lot easier.

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SMA Continues Focus On The Safety Aspects Of Window and Porch Screens

No home maintenance survey is complete without a complete check of the condition of window, door, and porch screens.

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Ventilation … Insects … And New Design Aspects Of Residential Screens

Screens for ventilation and protection from insects are available for windows, front and back doors, sliding doors, pet doors and even garage doors.

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Access To Inside Doorways, Just That – Accessible

With a Johnson Pocket Door Frame, you can quickly and affordably transform any inside entryway into one that makes the coming and going from one room to the next, a whole lot easier.

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Bathroom Beautification Begins At The Door

When remodeling or in new construction, the addition of a pocket door can not only save precious space, but make a design statement as well.

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No Room For A Door? Slide It Aside The Wall

Gain the advantages that pocket doors offer by using a unique hardware system from Johnson Hardware to install a wall mount door.

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Impact-Resistant Windows And Doors Protect Against Crime

Aside from providing hurricane protection, lowering homeowner property insurance and energy bills, impact-resistant windows and doors have proven to keep homes invasion-free.

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Decorating Windows And Glass Doors With Color

Cover windows, glass doors, shower enclosures, cabinet doors and even glass tables with Deco Tint’s decorator colors to make a big difference in any room.

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Know The Facts About Hurricane Home Protection Products Before You Buy

Is it worth taking a risk when your family’s safety is on the line? Recently, media outlets have been reporting a noticeable increase of dealers selling unproven or unsafe hurricane protection products to unknowing consumers in Florida.

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Choosing Window Treatments: 7 Secrets From An Industry Insider

After working with window treatments for 20 years, Karin Miller, Vice President of Merchandising and Product Development for 3 Day Blinds, is an expert on how to frame windows with the newest fashions, affordably.

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By Frame Or By The Yard—The Story Of Screens

Man was not made impervious to insect bites, and therefore requires protection against the big and small varmints when they try to slide inside with rays of sunlight and fresh ocean breezes.

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Choosing Window Treatments: 7 Secrets From An Industry Insider

After working with window treatments for 20 years, Karin Miller, Vice President of Merchandising and Product Development for 3 Day Blinds, is an expert on how to frame windows with the newest fashions, affordably.

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How Sophisticated Shutters Create the Ultimate Distinction

Adding shutters is among the most effective and simple ways homeowners can elevate curb appeal, create an inviting facade and provide colorful accents.

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Transform A Closet Into An Extra Room

Maybe you think you have to do some major renovating — or even move, to get that home office, workshop or laundry room you’ve always wanted.

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The Secret to More Space and Privacy: Pocket Doors

With more homeowners searching for ways to be environmentally-responsible, pocket doors are sustainability’s secret weapon.

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Lightline® Door Canopies Win Top Honors At Design Journal’s ADEX Awards

The winners of the 2009 Awards for Design Excellence (ADEX) have been announced, and Lightline® door canopy products from Feeney, Inc. have been selected for the top level Platinum award.

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PGT Donates Windows To World Vision Storehouse To Help Families In Need

PGT Industries, a wholly owned subsidiary of PGT, Inc., and one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of custom windows and doors, donated surplus product to the World Vision Storehouse …

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Blinds Chalet Offers DIY Curb Appeal Guide

A buyers first impression is an essential part of the selling process. Curb appeal can sell a home faster and typically for more money than a less attractive counterpart.

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Garaga Launches The Third Generation Of It’s Design Centre

Garaga has just moved to a more advanced version of its Design Centre, now providing even further ways of creating a garage door.

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Garaga Releases An “Inspirational” Brochure For Consumers

Garaga is proud to present an all-new “Inspirational” brochure to help consumers through the process of changing their garage doors.

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Homeowners Are Now Required To Prove Opening Protection

PGT Industries, a wholly owned subsidiary of PGT, Inc. (NASDAQ: PGTI), wants to make sure Florida homeowners are aware of a new law that requires homes to have Florida Building Code compliant hurricane opening protection to be insured by Citizens Ins …

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Stylish Wall Mounted Sliding Door Hardware Enhances Privacy, Saves 8-10 Sq. Ft. Floor Space

Homeowners, builders and remodelers are always looking for innovative new ways to enhance existing spaces during home make-overs and room renovations.

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Johnson Hardware Makes Access to Inside Doorways Just That: Accessible

The world often presents its own set of problems to the physically challenged. But once inside their own home, any problem should be left outside the door.

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How Sophisticated Shutters Create The Ultimate Distinction

Adding shutters is among the most effective and simple ways homeowners can elevate curb appeal, create an inviting facade and provide colorful accents.

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Impact-Resistant Windows And Doors Help Sell Homes In Tough Market

Granite counter tops, mosaic tiles, remodeled bathrooms… what does it take to sell a home these days

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Preventing Window Falls

Every year, thousands of young children are killed or injured in falls from windows. To help prevent these tragedies, take the following actions — especially for windows in bedrooms.

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Throw Open The Windows—Summertime Is Here

Throw open the windows—summertime is here! Oftentimes overlooked during yearly maintenance, window screens need regular cleaning and care.

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186,000 BTUs Of Energy Saved By One Homeowner … In One Year …

Homeowner Rob Fanjoy knew he was making a smart move back in August of 2007 when he replaced the 50+ year old windows in his Michigan home with energy-efficient Simonton windows.

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DuPont Expands SentryGlas® Offerings For Hurricane-Resistant Windows And Doors

DuPont is expanding the range of DuPont™ SentryGlas® interlayers to meet a broader range of needs for protective windows, doors and safety-glazed building elements.

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Savvy Homeowners Enjoy The Seasons …

Few products in our sometimes elaborate, current lifestyles, have mattered more personally to homeowners than window screens. For ventilation inside the home without pesky disease carrying insects …

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No Room For A Door? Slide It Aside The Wall

There are many places through most houses where doors that slide rather than swing can provide space saving advantages.

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Folding Doors Have You In A Jamb? Here’s A Quick And Easy Solution

If you’re like most people, you know how much of a problem “balky” folding closet doors can be.

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Jeld-Wen Introduces Environmentally Friendly SFI Certified Options For Windows And Patio Doors

As part of its growing commitment to sustainability, JELD-WEN, the world’s leading manufacturer of reliable windows and doors, is now offering Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) certified wood windows and patio doors …

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Open The Door To A New Home Décor

From newlyweds and urban singles to second-home owners and empty nesters, home décor and remodeling isn’t just for the pros any more.

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The Importance Of Well-Fitting And Well-Maintained Window Screens

Spring rushes in with it share of home improvement challenges just as certainly as certainly as the scent of flowering trees and warm breezes. None more important than ventilation …

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Egress Window Well Systems Provide Safety And Peace Of Mind

Family rooms, kids’ playrooms, home offices, bedrooms, and home theaters are just a few popular uses for today’s basement living spaces.

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Refresh a Home’s Look with GILA® Window Film

Decorating a home doesn’t have to mean a life-long commitment to the same look.

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Divide And Conquer Spaces Creatively In Your Home

Doors should do more than just hang around and sit on their hinges. They should be dynamic parts of the home, helping you divide and conquer interior spaces in creative ways that enrich your lifestyle.

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Bathroom Beautification Begins At The Door

The bathroom is usually the smallest room in the house, but it’s possible to reclaim as much as 10 square feet of space.

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Look Out! Are Your Window Treatments Unsafe For Children?

How safe is your house? There can be many unseen hazards in a home with children and pets …

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Want More Space? More Privacy? Think “Pocket Door”

Ever think of how much space a standard swinging door can eat up? Anywhere from 8 to 10 square feet around the entryway. So think about this: any room or hallway can virtually be expanded — just by installing a door-in-the-wall with the Johnson Pocket Door

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Vinyl Wrap Glass Block Windows Are Ready To Install

Stark Glass Block makes ready-to-install Vinyl Wrap glass block windows that require no mortar or masonry work.

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New Campaign Emphasizes Health Aspect of Screens

“For Health’s Sake”, a vigorous new campaign introduced at the 52nd Annual Screen Manufacturer’s Association Meeting in Florida, is tasked with revitalizing and refocusing industry efforts countrywide to the necessity of window screening

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Garaga Launches Its New Vintage Country-Style Door

A garage door has long been considered solely functional, but now the largest moving part of your home is undergoing architectural style.

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Safety by Design Continues National Rollout of the Turner Lock

The Turner Lock is a single-cylinder deadbolt lock that can be locked from the outside of the home with one quick keyless turn.

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Year Around Safety Tips For Window Screens

Each year thousands of small children are seriously harmed or killed when they fall out of windows guarded only by window screens.

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Raised Panel Interior Doors Add Beauty And Elegance

Decorative raised paneled doors enhance the appearance and style of a home, and, at the same time, they increase the home’s value. Through every room in the home, doors are highly visible and a reflection of the owners’s taste.

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Screen Replacement Tips

With a few tools, the proper materials and these screen replacement tips from the Screen Manufacturers Association, summer screen repair can be a simple afternoon do-it-yourself project.

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Solar Screens Block Heat While Enhancing Windows

If you are remodeling or building a new home, you probably have already discovered that windows represent a large investment. What you may not yet realize is that solar screens can work together with your windows to block heat and help reduce damage from ultraviolet rays.

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Front Door Replacement: New Front Doors Provide Exterior Appeal And Interior Light

One of the simplest ways to make an update to your home—one that affects both exterior and interior aesthetics—is a front door replacement.

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Custom Built New And Replacement Windows Offer Quality, Convenience And Choice

With time and money at a premium, homeowners are becoming more selective about replacement products and home improvement projects they undertake in and around their homes. Quality, convenience, choice and design flexibility are increasingly important, and custom built replacement windows from Pozzi deliver on all fronts.

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Triple-Hung Windows: A Modern Classic

The idea of a triple-hung window is not new. One of the earliest homeowners to recognize its benefits was Thomas Jefferson, United States President, diplomat, author, and architect.

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Replacing Old Windows In Your Home

Vinyl replacement windows, pioneered by CertainTeed, offer a combination of style, thermal efficiency, low maintenance and lasting performance–all at a competitive price.

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Decorative Glass Panels Offer A Touch Of Glass

Decorative art glass used in doors, sidelight panels, cabinet doors, ceiling lights and windows can create a unique, custom appearance for your home. And the recent introduction of decorative glass products for the do-it-yourself market makes it easier than ever for homeowners to exercise their creative freedom.

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Garage Door Options: How To Choose The Right Garage Door For Your Home

Garage door options are as varied as the garages they serve. Before you buy a garage door, it’s important to understand the different garage door options available, as well as the correct way of measuring your door opening to ensure an excellent fit.

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Put A Door Where You Didn’t Think You Could

In places where a swinging door would waste space and a door-in-the-wall can’t be installed, an easy to use hardware set from Johnson Hardware solves your problem by letting you wall mount a door. Johnson also offers Wall Mount Door Locks that can …

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Divide And Conquer Spaces Creatively In Your Home

Doors should do more than just hang around and sit on their hinges. They should be dynamic parts of the home, helping you divide and conquer interior spaces in creative ways that enrich your lifestyle.

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For a Quick Home Makeover, Change Your Interior Doors

With the growing number of home decorating and improvement shows on cable and network TV, as well as syndicated radio, newspaper columns, magazines and special Web sites devoted to the subject, do-it-yourself (DIY) has become today’s hottest hom …

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Screens Don’t Keep Children In Or Natural Disasters Out

While the great outdoors brings many pleasures it also opens us up to worries like insects bites, children at danger from falling out of windows and damage caused by storms, like hurricanes and tornadoes.

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New, Sleek CertaLock™ Sash Lock Helps Ensure Secure, Automatic Lock On CertainTeed Vinyl Windows

The new CertaLock™ Sash Lock by CertainTeed Corporation helps provide peace of mind with its automatic lock technology.

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CMI Introduces Two-Panel Plank Interior Door

Keeping pace with current design trends, CMI has introduced the new Corvado two-panel, square-top plank interior door.

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Energy Efficiency, Safety, And Innovation In Modern Residential Window Screens

While new homes today are typically equipped with energy efficient window screens that are an integral component of the window itself, there are homeowners galore who still face the seasonal task of exchanging screens for storm windows.

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Wood Doors Combine Elegance, Durability And Energy Efficiency

When most people think about interior design, they typically only think of paint, window treatments and furniture. Yet doors play a much bigger role in a home’s architectural styling and upgrading them can have a dramatic effect.

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When You Need To Corral Closet Clutter, Pocket Door Frames Open Up Space

As a rule, people only use about ten percent of their belongings. Most of the other ninety percent is clutter, which can take over your space if not properly organized.

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Window Sash Replacement Kits

Maintaining the charm and original look of older homes usually means dealing with the problem of old windows. Often older double hung windows don’t operate smoothly, won’t shut tightly or sometimes won’t open at all. Worst of all, they’re drafty and inefficient, a problem that’s hard to ignore as fall and winter set in.

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Replacing Window Screens Is Easy And Inexpensive

Early Spring is a good time to repair or replace window screens. “Besides being a home’s first line of defense against flying insects, clean, well kept window screens make a home more attractive,” says Peter Miranda, Executive Director of the Insect Screening Weavers Association.

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Shopping For High Quality Vinyl Windows

Vinyl windows have become one of the most popular options for homeowners looking to add value to their homes. Real estate agents estimate that windows rank right up there with kitchen and bathroom renovations as one of the best methods of home improvement.

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Aluminum Window Advantages: Invest In The Best

Selecting replacement windows for your home is a lot like selecting the best financial investment. When you invest your money, you look for long term advantages, a consistent return, and a no-worry, no-hassle choice.

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