Independence Day

Happy Independence Day! Get into the spirit of the holiday by putting up some July 4th Window Decorations. Here are a few quick ways to dress up your home for the holiday weekend and show your support for the Red, White, & Blue.

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Curtain Measurements

Now that you have installed your new windows in your home, it’s time to dress them up with some updated window treatments. Before you begin to install your new window treatments there are a few things to consider. Do you want to expose the entire window frame when the curtains are open? Do you want the curtains to be full length or window length? What type of support rod will you need? And of course; take proper measurements so your project will go smooth. Here are a few tips to get you started:

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window muntins

Windows are more than just a way to let in some extra light; they serve as an excellent design feature. Since a line is such an impactful element, even just moving a few lines can alter the whole design. Window muntins are small strips that divide the window into smaller panes. Mullions are heavy members that run vertically between two windows or between a window and a door. When used together, they can create intricate architectural features. Here are some tips on how to use window muntins to accentuate the style of your home.

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Window Flower Boxes

The sun is shining, your home is brighter, and hundreds of gorgeous flowers bloom outside your windows. Why not bring some of that life to your own home by creating window flower boxes? With some elegant roses or cheerful sunflowers, a flower box perched beneath your window will instantly add a pop of color and a dash of sunshine.

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Window Maintenance

Just like the rest of your home which requires regular upkeep, you can’t overlook your windows when it comes to maintenance. They provide light, insulation, and circulation to make your home as bright and comfortable as possible. To make sure those windows stay in tip top shape, follow these window maintenance tips and they’ll be sure to last through the seasons.

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Painting Window Trim

Looking for a way to freshen up dingy windows or accent those newly installed frames? Try stroking on a coat of paint and changing your window trim color to instantly give your windows a makeover. Surrounded by an attractive frame, your windows will instantly feel bigger and brighter, becoming the focal point of the room.

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Woman Installing Curtains

Spring is the season for renewal and creating a fresh start. So why not update your windows with refreshing treatments that will brighten and renew your home? Whether you want to accent newly installed windows, or update existing décor, there are a variety of window decorating ideas to help spring your home into this new season.

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Stuck Window

There is nothing more frustrating on the first day of spring than trying to open a stuck window. You were hoping to let the fresh spring air into your home but the windows are virtually sealed shut. Windows can be stuck in the closed position for a variety of reasons, and it may require a specific technique to open the window depending on the root cause.

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Raised Panel Shutters

Now that you have installed new, energy efficient, windows in your home, it’s time to think about adding shutters to accent your new windows. While most shutter styles in use today are installed for aesthetic value only, fully functional shutters are still available but less common. When the appropriate, working shutters are selected, and are installed properly, they can help to protect your new window investment. This is particularly true if you live in high risk areas such a coastal cities or the Midwest where the threat of tornados is common.

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Roll Up Shutters

Whether you live in a coastal area or in the Midwest along Tornado Alley; high winds can be a real concern. In both cases you may want to consider installing severe weather window shutters to protect your home from Mother Nature’s wicked wrath. With advanced warning you and your family may have time to evacuate to a safe haven; however your exposed windows will be subjected to flying debris.

For the most part, the shutters installed on homes today are non-functional and added for their aesthetic value only. But if you live in a high-risk area, you should consider severe weather window shutters to protect your home. Read more