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How to Childproof Your Windows

By Great Lakes Window on Tuesday, August 24th, 2021 in Home Tips, Window Education, Windows. No Comments

Windows offer a view to the outside world, bringing more light and interest into your home. Unfortunately, they can also represent a hazard to young children, particularly toddlers and kids under age 10 who have a higher rate of window fall-related injuries. To be clear, this is a risk that is largely preventable, with a…

Planning Window Treatments for Your Vinyl Replacement Windows

By Great Lakes Window on Friday, August 6th, 2021 in Home Tips, Window Education, Windows. No Comments

With so many styles and features available in our catalog of vinyl replacement windows, homeowners are sure to find the right window for your budget and style. From expansive picture windows to functional and smooth awning windows, our professional dealers will help you get what you want and need. Once those windows are expertly installed,…

How to do a DIY Home Energy Audit

By Great Lakes Window on Thursday, July 22nd, 2021 in energy efficiency, Home Tips, Window Education. No Comments

If you have done all of the usual energy-efficiency improvements, like swapping old bulbs for CFLs and installing a programmable thermostat, you may be wondering why your bills are still high. Sometimes it takes a little more work to uncover the energy-inefficient culprits! A do-it-yourself home energy audit can be a good way to get…

Single Hung vs. Double Hung Vinyl Replacement Windows

By Great Lakes Window on Thursday, May 27th, 2021 in Remodeling, Window Comparison, Window Education, Window Styles, Windows. No Comments

What are the differences between single hung vinyl replacement windows, and their double hung counterparts? Which of these window styles is best for your home? Read on to find out how these windows compare, to help make your window renovation work. We have briefly touched on single versus double hung vinyl replacement windows in the…

How Do Sound Resistant Windows Work?

By Great Lakes Window on Monday, April 5th, 2021 in Window Education, Window Replacements, Windows. No Comments

There are many ways people try to block noise out when they are trying to enjoy their homes. Hanging sound dampening curtains, buying white noise machines, or even wearing earplugs can help, but are all fairly expensive solutions that are not a permanent fix. These one-off solutions also hinder the enjoyment of one’s home, with…

Renovating vs. Remodelling, and What it Means For Your Windows

By Great Lakes Window on Monday, March 8th, 2021 in Remodeling, Window Buying Process, Window Education. No Comments

If you want to fix your home up, you may be considering a renovation or a remodel. Often these words are used interchangeably but in fact, they actually mean two different things! A renovation brings things to its previous state while a remodel makes something new, key for your decisions around replacement windows. Remodelling vs….

How to Immediately Handle a Broken Window

By Great Lakes Window on Wednesday, January 27th, 2021 in Home Tips, Window Education, Windows. No Comments

Ultimately, when a window breaks the ideal solution is a replacement job. That isn’t always the fastest solution however, and even if you are planning that much-needed replacement, you still have a broken window to deal with in the interim. Broken windows happen, so here’s what to do between the break, and your new vinyl…