The sun is shining and the flowers are blooming, but there is still one menacing cloud hanging over us. It’s called hurricane season. Hurricane season officially starts on June 1st and ends on November 30th. Take a look at the following myths regarding hurricanes and how you can better protect your family and home.
All of us at Renaissance Windows and Doors are excited to introduce Hurd’s latest ultra-efficient glazing options, the new Low-E 366 Neat with Preserve glaze. Let’s take a look!
How far have you gotten with your New Year’s resolution to put a little more excitement into your home decor? With some help from these 2013 home design trends, you can transform your home in no time.
The right replacement door will do ___ things: Protect your home from the elements, enhance your home’s energy efficiency, and provide a beautiful architectural element to your overall home design.Of course the market is full of replacement doors, from the bargain budget brands to top-of-the-line, high-end pieces that are practically works of art in their own right. It can be hard to choose, and that’s where our team at Renaissance Windows & Doors comes in. We will help you every step of the way, from your first visit to our showroom, through purchase and installation; our job is to leave your home even more beautiful and comfortable than we found it.
Last week on the blog we talked about choosing the right windows for your home based on architecture and style. This week we are talking about the importance of choosing the right materials. The two most popular materials for replacement windows are wood and fiberglass, and there are pros and cons to choosing each. By taking into consideration factors like environment, home design, energy efficiency, and your personal budget, you can make the best, most informed decision for your home.
We hope you enjoy our blog and that it provides you with plenty of useful information that helps you make the right decisions for your home. We also hope that you will go a step further and stop into our showroom, talk to one of our professionals, and ask questions to get the answers you need to choose the best windows and doors to fit your home and your budget. We firmly believe in the exceptional quality of our products and the skill and professionalism of our staff.We recently blogged about window styles, and we included information about our Infinity by Marvin line of products. You can see the styles and options “in action”; check it out!
Last week we informed you of the upcoming deadline to qualify for Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency, what qualifies, and what it means to you. This week, we’re letting you know that in order to have your windows and doors installed before the December 31 deadline, you’ll need to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.
New windows and doors are a huge investment in your home. In the long run, they will save you money on your electricity and increase your home’s value. However, the short-term investment may be a little daunting for some. We have never wanted our customers to sacrifice quality for price. In that spirit, Renaissance Windows & Doors has introduced no to low interest financing through GE Money, so you’ll never have to make that decision. All you have to do is choose the plan that is right for you.
We’ve gone over when it’s time to replace your windows. It may be even easier to realize that than it is to know when it’s time to replace your doors. Many people believe doors do not need to be replaced unless you want a new look or they are obviously deformed. However, there are a number of reasons to replace your seemingly acceptable doors.They stick or they are too loose. If your doors expand and contract so noticeably that they stick or open too easily, they have probably been exposed to the elements for too long. They are also likely wood. While properly sealed wooden doors are decent in any climate, you might want to consider fiberglass or Ultrex for extreme climates.You have a draft. Whether you feel it or not, your doors could be letting air in or out of your home. If your electric bill is relatively high, you should check for a draft. A simple way to check is to light a flame near the door with the air off in your home. If the flame flickers, you should replace the drafty door.They are warped or deformed. This one is obvious. However, you should check the surrounding door jamb to make sure there is no wear or rot. If you find rot, it may extend into the surrounding home. You should seek professional help at once.Your home needs a facelift. Replacing your doors is one of the easiest ways to give your home a new look. Replacing your doors adds curb appeal and raises the resale value of your home far beyond their original cost.Whatever your reasons for replacing your doors, you will be satisfied once you do. Be sure to discuss energy star rated doors with your retailer. If you replace your doors before the end of the year, you may be eligible for up to a $1500 energy tax credit.