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Can Your Windows Weather Heavy Michigan Storms?

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 30, 2017 3:17:00 PM / by RBA Michigan posted in Michigan home, house windows

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When a storm blows through with harsh winds, driving rains and snow, the last thing you want is for that bad weather to crack your window or come howling between the window and the frame. Sadly, this is a reality for many
Michigan home owners whose older windows are no longer capable of weathering heavy storms. Below, you'll find a list of signs that your windows are no longer storm-proof, along with qualities to look for in new, storm-proof house windows.

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French Casement Windows: 5 Things to Know for Your Indianapolis Home

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 28, 2017 10:02:00 AM / by RBA Indiana posted in Indianapolis home, French casement windows

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French casement windows are a style of window that consist of
two, side–by–side panels that come together in the center. Both windows are mounted on hinges along the outside of the window frame. The left window hinges open to the left, and the right window hinges open to the right. This unique window style may not be as common as double–hung or standard casement windows, but it definitely has its place. Here are four things to know about French casement windows for your Indianapolis home.

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4 Reasons to Avoid DIY Window Replacement for Your Dayton Home

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 19, 2017 2:45:00 PM / by RBA Ohio posted in Dayton home, DIY window replacement

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If your windows have begun to leak, are tough to close, or have wooden sashes that are starting to decay, your best bet is to call a window replacement company. You may be tempted to replace your own windows in order to save a few dollars, but the truth is, DIY window replacement is not a great idea and may even cost you more in the long run. Here's a closer look at four major drawbacks of DIY window replacement for your Dayton home.

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Deciphering Window Labels for Your Cincinnati Home

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 14, 2017 3:15:00 PM / by RBA Ohio posted in Cincinnati home, window labels

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These days, there are so many different styles and types of replacement windows that choosing the best ones for your Cincinnati home is not easy. To ensure you choose the best windows, it's important to read the window label, but window labels are not always as intuitive as you might hope. Abbreviations and obscure words can make a label seem like it's in a foreign language! Read on for an explanation of common terms used on window labels so you can be a smarter, more informed window shopper.

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5 Ways to Make Windows More Secure - Michigan

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 4, 2017 11:48:31 PM / by RBA Michigan posted in Michigan home, make windows more secure

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Many a burglar or criminal has entered a home through a window. For this reason, if you want to keep your Michigan home safe and secure, it's important to turn your attention towards your windows. In some cases, improving window security may only require you to make a few changes in your behavior or habits. Other times, an upgrade may be in order. Here's a closer look at five ways you can make windows more secure.

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Can Window Replacement Be Green? - Dayton

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 1, 2017 2:02:00 PM / by RBA Ohio posted in Window Replacement, Dayton home

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If you try to maintain a green lifestyle, you might not be sure whether replacing your windows is a smart move. Picturing all of your old windows being trucked off to a landfill certainly does not seem very sustainable. However, window replacement
can be a very green, earth-friendly choice. Here is a closer look at the green benefits of replacing the windows on your Dayton home.

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When Is the Best Time to Replace Yur Indianapolis Windows and Doors?

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 28, 2017 3:08:00 PM / by RBA Indiana posted in Window Replacement, Indianapolis home

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Many Indianapolis home owners mistakenly believe that they must wait until summer to have their
windows and doors replaced. This leads them to live with drafty, leaky, inefficient windows and doors all winter because they figure they can't do much about the situation until the weather warms up. However, this could not be further from the truth! Renewal by Andersen can replace windows and doors year-round - even in the fall and winter. In fact, there are even some advantages to replacing your windows when it's chilly outside.

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Replacing the Glass in Bay Windows- Cincinnati

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 22, 2017 9:05:00 AM / by RBA Ohio posted in Bay Windows, Cincinnati home

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Is the glass in your Cincinnati home's bay windows beginning to wiggle and wobble within the sash? Perhaps you've noticed a distinct draft when you walk by the window, or maybe you have older, single–pane glass windows that let the winter cold pass right through them. These are all signs that it's time to replace the glass in your bay windows. Here's a closer look at your options for replacing glass and some guidance as to why, in most cases, you're better off replacing the entire window sash in each window.

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4 Tips for Wallpapering Around Windows in Your Michigan Home

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 21, 2017 11:57:53 AM / by RBA Michigan posted in Michigan home, wallpapering around windows

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Wallpaper is coming back into fashion - especially wallpaper that features subtle patterns or unique textures. Applying wallpaper to your walls is one remodeling project that sounds pretty easy, but can actually present a number of challenges. One such challenge is wallpapering around 
windows. Achieving a clean line around each window takes patience and attention to detail. Use these tips for better results when wallpapering around windows in your Michigan home.

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What’s Wrong With Buying Generic Windows for Your Cincinnati Home?

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 20, 2017 12:15:48 PM / by RBA Ohio posted in Cincinnati home, buying generic windows

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If the time has come to replace the windows in your Cincinnati home, you might be thinking of buying new, generic windows from a local home improvement store. But while generic windows often do come with a lower price tag, you get what you pay for. In most cases, generic windows will cost you more in the long run, and they won't yield the same results as custom-made windows from Renewal by Andersen. If you're thinking of buying generic windows, consider these facts first.

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