Choosing a Window Company

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    Replacement Windows: Key Considerations

    5/2/2016 2:54 PM

    If your windows are old, warped, contain wood rot, or are otherwise not energy efficient, it may be time to consider replacement windo

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    Thompson Creek Windows Reviews Window Options For Your Basement

    1/8/2016 12:11 PM

    If your home is older or you have old, outdated windows, homeowners understand the benefits of installing new replacement windows.  They're more energy efficient, saving you money on your utility b

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    Making Sense of Performance Ratings for Replacement Windows

    7/1/2015 4:47 PM

    Old windows can be a drain on your wallet.  Leaky windows allow heat to escape, causing your HVAC system to run more and your utility bills to increase.  By replacing old windows, you'll notice an immediate difference in both the comfort of your home as well as lower utility bills.  

  • Standards You Should Have When Hiring a Contractor

    1/6/2014 3:23 PM

    While some homeowners like to think of themselves as the next Bob Vila, the majority of us can’t effectively tackle bigger home improvement projects. With some careful preparations and the right tools and equipment, certain projects can be completed by the average DIYer, such as repainting a room or even replacing a faucet.

  • Why Buy from Local Window Manufacturers?

    8/15/2013 6:16 PM

    Here’s some food for thought: why do you think it’s better to purchase replacement windows made locally vs. manufactured across the country or outside the USA? There are actually a number of reasons why local American-made windows

  • Booming Housing Market: What Projects Make Your Home More Marketable?

    6/10/2013 2:31 PM

    The real estate market saw some great news when the April statistics were released. Nationwide, home inventory, home list prices and total inventory increased...

  • Protect Your Home From UV Damage

    6/10/2013 2:30 PM

    Summertime means fun in the sun. The airwaves are full of commercials warning about UV damage to your skin and how to protect yourself when you’re catching some rays. But did you know that your home can suffer from UV damage....

  • Thompson Creek Windows Reviews as “Market Leader” for Washington DC region

    5/31/2013 6:53 PM

    Replacement window company listed as 2013 Washington, DC Market Leader by Professional Remodeler magazine

  • Windows Can Help You Keep Your Cool When Summer Weather Hits!

    4/21/2013 6:08 PM

    Windows are the biggest source of solar heat gain in your home. With the ever-increasing temperatures that come with summer’s arrival, there are steps you can take to reduce that heat gain and keep the air inside your home more comfortable.   South- and west-facing windows get the most sun during the day, so concentrate your efforts on those windows.  Since dark colors absorb heat while light colors reflect it, install white curtains, window shades, or blinds to reflect heat away from the house. During the daylight hours, keep those curtains or blinds closed to minimize solar heat gain.  If the size and placement of your windows create a lot of heat, you can consider installing awnings on those windows.   In the evenings when the sun goes down, consider shutting off the air conditioner and open your windows. Letting in the cooler outside air during the night will keep you rooms cool, especially without the summer sun beating down on your house.  Utilize ceiling fans to move the air around in the room.  In the morning, close your windows and the curtains or shades to maintain the cooler temperature.  You can turn the AC back on but keep the temperature closer to 80 degrees, especially if you’re not home during the day. If you have a programmable thermostat, program it to turn the temperature back down a few degrees about 30 minutes before you arrive home. 

  • Replacement Window Shopping -Thompson Creek Window Company Shares What You Need to Know

    3/27/2013 6:48 PM

    When you’ve made the decision to change your old windows to new replacement windows, you’re investing in a home improvement project that could start paying you in the form of lower utility bills. But not all windows are created equal, and not all windows will give you the most bang for your buck in terms of performance and energy savings.   When you’re researching window options, there are some key factors to keep in mind so you’re able to make accurate comparisons across various products.