Simonton Windows Ranks #1 in Quality in 2013 Builder Brand Use Study

We are excited to announce a fantastic start to the 2013 New Year–Simonton Windows has been ranked #1 in Quality in the 2013 Builder Brand Use Study sponsored by Builder magazine! As you know, this is not the first time Simonton has received this high ranking in Quality. However, achieving this highly regarded industry accolade …

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What is Low-E Glass?

If you are actively shopping for windows, you have probably seen the phrase “low-e glass” pop up several times. So what exactly is low-e glass? Low-e glass, officially called low emissivity glass, is a type of glass that is treated to decrease the amount of heat that is transmitted through your window into your home. …

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Attractive Basement Windows

When you think of basement windows, the first thing that comes to mind is probably a bland, ugly little window that provides little natural lighting and poor ventilation. Fortunately, if you are looking for replacement basement windows, there is good news. Today’s replacement basement window selections offer a lot more versatility and better aesthetics than …

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Vinyl vs. Wood Windows

What is the difference between vinyl and wood windows? Should I install vinyl or wood windows? These are common questions that we often receive, so we are going to address the many ways in which our vinyl and wood windows are similar and how they are different. Wood vs. Vinyl Materials Wood and vinyl are …

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What is a Bay Window?

Bay windows are multi-piece windows that typically extend outward from the exterior wall of a home or business. Although they can be used, and are commonly found, on all styles of home, they are most often found on Victorian or other traditional styled homes. Bay windows are popular for many reasons, but mainly because their …

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What are the Most Energy Efficient Windows?

In an age of constantly rising energy prices, many home and business owners are looking for every way they can to improve efficiency and decrease electricity bills. Windows have improved efficiency levels substantially in the last two decades as consumer attitudes changed to demand higher efficiency home improvement products. There are several types of windows …

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Window Safety Tips

With the cool fall weather in full swing across much of the United States, homes and businesses are more likely to have their windows open. Failure to take adequate safety precautions leads to an increase in window related accidents during these temperate fall months. We at Weather Shield would like to take a moment to …

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Window Winterization: How to Insulate Your Windows For Winter

The on-set of cold weather brings unwelcome winter drafts to many homes and businesses across America each year. Homes with old and poorly sealed windows allow for an easy transfer of heat from the inside of your home out, making way for cold, drafty and uncomfortable conditions throughout. There are several inexpensive ways to insulate …

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Measuring For Replacement Windows

Incorrectly measuring for your replacement windows can not only delay your window replacement project, but it can also potentially be a costly error – especially if an order of custom replacement windows is needed. To help minimize errors, we’ve developed this easy to follow guide to properly measure for replacement windows. Properly Measuring the Window …

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How Do Double Pane Windows Work?

Double pane windows, also sometimes called dual pane windows, are windows that have two panes of glass inset into the frame of the window. The panes of glass are separated, creating an insulating air pocket that inhibits heat transfer much better than single pane windows. The separation between the panes of glass can vary, but …

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