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Choosing the Right Hardware for Your Windows and Doors

By Great Lakes Window on Monday, November 2nd, 2020 in tips, Window Buying Process, Window Education, Window Replacements. No Comments

Window and door hardware is a small piece of your overall home design, but it comes with a surprisingly big impact. The hardware you choose affects the look of your home, along with its security and the functionality of your windows and doors. At Great Lakes Window, the beauty and durability of our windows and…

Understanding Casement Window Handing

By Great Lakes Window on Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 in casement windows, tips, Window Education, Window Replacements, Windows. No Comments

When windows are operable, like a casement window versus a fixed picture window, homeowners can decide which way the window opens, otherwise known as handing. In a horizontal sliding window, for example, the choice is between the sliding panel facing left, or facing right. Casement windows are a bit different, as they crank or pivot…

Cleaning Vinyl Windows: How to Keep Them Looking New

By Great Lakes Window on Tuesday, May 19th, 2020 in Cleaning, Home Tips, tips, Window Replacements. No Comments

One of the most appealing things about vinyl replacement windows is how little maintenance they require to look great, year after year. Vinyl windows will not rot, swell, or peel in any weather conditions which means you’re free from worries about major repair and maintenance work. Still, your windows are an investment, and we know…

Window Replacement is a Job for Pros

By Great Lakes Window on Tuesday, July 24th, 2018 in Home Tips, Remodeling, tips, Window Replacements. No Comments

Of all the mistakes homeowners might inadvertently make when undertaking a replacement window project, trying to do the actual project as a DIY job might be the worst! No matter how handy you might be, or how much you want to save a few dollars, leaving window replacement to the professionals is worth every dollar….

Customizing Your Home with Exterior Window Colors

By Great Lakes Window on Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 in Home Tips, Infographics, Remodeling, tips, Uncategorized, Window Buying Process. No Comments

Gone are the days of boring window colors! With our top of the line co-extruded colors, Great Lakes Window products are customizable to give you a different color on the exterior than what you see on the interior. Even if you want a white or neutral shade inside, you can opt for something bold, light,…

Window Condensation: What Causes It and How To Reduce It In Cold and Warm Weather

By Great Lakes Window on Thursday, January 4th, 2018 in Home Tips, Infographics, tips, Uncategorized, Windows. No Comments

Don’t let the fog set in. Have you noticed that the windows in your home are continually fogging up? Does it seem like they are collecting moisture? This isn’t necessarily your windows’ fault. In fact, window condensation may be an indicator of something entirely different. Your foggy or icy windows may be an indicator that…

Cost of Replacing Home Windows

By Great Lakes Window on Monday, October 26th, 2015 in casement windows, double hung windows, single hung windows, slider windows, tips, window cost. No Comments

Are you planning a home improvement project for 2015? Maybe you have decided to replace your outdated windows with new energy efficient windows? No matter what updates and improvements you plan to make to your home, the cost of replacing home windows is a major consideration. REMODELING Magazine’s 2015 Cost vs. Value Report, averages that…

What Makes a Window Energy Efficient?

By Great Lakes Window on Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 in energy efficiency, energy star, tips. No Comments

Glass Pack – Where the Energy Efficient Magic Takes Place Selecting the right glass pack for your home is key to creating energy efficient windows. It’s important to consider the elements that make up glass packs, as they all work together to improve a window’s energy efficiency. Panes of Glass – Newer windows are typically…