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Picking The Right Awning

Picking The Right Awning

Awnings are attractive and functional and add style and color to your deck and patio while providing shade and making outdoor entertaining more pleasant. There are many awning styles available, so here are some tips on choosing the right awning for your home: Location...

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Choosing the Right Replacement Windows

Choosing the Right Replacement Windows

Pick a Window Style Windows are an exterior product that is great for saving energy. However, they also provide a significant impact on the outward appearance. A top concern from homeowners is the appearance of the window and how it will blend with their exterior. The...

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Buying A Retractable Awning.

Buying A Retractable Awning.

Acquiring a retractable deck awning is a big deal. While smaller, less-expensive awnings start at around $500, larger, higher-quality awnings can cost as much as $2,000 or more. Before you make the decision to buy a retractable awning, you should learn as much as...

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How Long Will A Window Replacement Take?

How long does it take to install a window? It takes anywhere from 2 hours to half a day to fit a window. The time it takes to install the window will be altered depending on the size and type of window. Installation Time Frames A small of windows can take up to an...

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How Long Do Doors Last?

How Long Do Doors Last?

Is It Hard trying to open and close the front door? If your door is hard to open and close, it may be time to replace it.  When you feel your door sticking in the winter and easy to open and close in the summer, that’s a sure sign of energy rushing out your door.  If...

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Is the pitch of an awning important?

Is the pitch of an awning important?

The pitch regulates how much water may pool on the awning when the awning is fully extended. The less pitch an awning has, the more effect rain will have on the awning. All awnings will eventually fail if too much water or weight is allowed to collect on them. When...

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Will Awnings Bring Up My Home Value?

Will Awnings Bring Up My Home Value?

Adding beautiful and well-designed awnings will have a wonderful effect. But besides improving the appearance, a large awning can truly add to your home's usable outdoor space, and that can add value. They also cost a lot less than building a porch or deck, and in...

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How Long Do Awnings Last

How Long Do Awnings Last

The frame part of a retractable awning can last over twenty years, as long as it is taken care of, while the fabric being more sensitive to inclement weather conditions should be replaced about every ten years.

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Signs You Need New Windows

Signs You Need New Windows

Are the windows single-pane? Most windows today are double pane, which helps prevent heat transfer between indoors and outdoors. Any cracks or rotting in your window frames? Some small cracks or amount of rotting in the frame can be fixed before it spreads. If more...

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Preparing Your Awnings For Winter

Preparing Your Awnings For Winter

Before you start organizing for winter, you should take your time to check it for damages. ... Clear all Debris Wash Your Awning Take Down Awning Fabric and Store them before winter Sweep the Awning after Snow if They Are Not Removable

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How Long Will My Windows Last?

How Long Will My Windows Last?

Your everyday home windows will normally last 15 to 20yrs. The average lifespan of windows is 15 to 20 years. Well-maintained products may last beyond the 20-year mark, but once your windows start coming to the decades old, it's time to think about replacing them.

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IT’s FALL! DON’T FORGET YOUR LAWN!!!!

IT’s FALL! DON’T FORGET YOUR LAWN!!!!

Nope, your work isn't over. The early Fall season is extremely important to create a beautiful, healthy lawn in the Spring. Here are some simple but important steps to take now: * Is your lawn "acid" or "sweet"? Take a pH test and add lime to acid soil or sulfur to an...

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REMINDER!!! ONLY 60 DAYS LEFT  FOR THE 30% SOLAR TAX CREDIT!

REMINDER!!! ONLY 60 DAYS LEFT FOR THE 30% SOLAR TAX CREDIT!

There are only 60 days left to take advantage of the maximum 30% Federal Solar TAX CREDIT for solar Skylight, Sun Tunnels and Shades purchased and installed in 2019. After this year, the tax credit starts dropping to 26% and continues to drop in subsequent years. This...

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A SPECIAL WINDOW OFFER FOR HOMEOWNERS

A SPECIAL WINDOW OFFER FOR HOMEOWNERS

A SPECIAL WINDOW OFFER FOR HOMEOWNERS As mentioned above, the Fall season is a great time to replace your drafty windows and keep your home and family "toasty" warm for the chilling effects of Winter. Here is a special promotion that is extremely affordable and can...

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TRICK or TREAT TIME – HALLOWEEN

TRICK or TREAT TIME – HALLOWEEN

Although the name "Halloween" was first used in the mid 18th century, it's roots go back much earlier than that. Going back about 2000 years or so "Samhain" was a Gaelic celebration marking the beginning of winter. Besides harvesting crops and deciding which animals...

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October News, Views & Ramblings from Ted

October News, Views & Ramblings from Ted

Another season has started as we begin the countdown to the holidays and another new year. October marks the highlight of Fall colors, although that the lack of rain will certainly affect the stunning hues we normally get. The kids are prepping for Halloween with the...

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How Do I Know If I Need New Windows

How Do I Know If I Need New Windows

If air and water should not be able to pass through your windows. If you feel a draft when you walk by the windows, something went wrong. Drafts suggest a lack of insulation, which may mean higher energy bills. Signs of water damage include pooling water, bubbling...

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Can window awnings be left up during the winter months.

Can window awnings be left up during the winter months.

Most people do take their awnings down for the winter. Storing the awnings for the winter alleviates the possibility of damage from heavy snow and ice situations. During the winter you generally will welcome those few rays of sunshine and enjoy the suns heat that the...

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September 2019 News

I trust that all of you had a nice Labor Day weekend in spite of the rain on Monday which closed out the unofficial end of Summer but we still have a bunch of weeks left of sun and beach time on the horizon before the cooler weather sets in. And speaking of COOLER Weather, NOW is the time to start thinking about the drafts that you may be experiencing from your older, and energy inefficient windows and doors in your home.

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Steps To Prepare Your Awning For Winter

Steps To Prepare Your Awning For Winter

Check Retractable Awning for Damage Check your awning for signs of damage, such as worn areas or tears. Check the stitching to make sure it has not starting to unravel. If your retractable awning has a valance, make sure it hasn’t started to wear out from exposure to...

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Getting Ready For Cold Weather

Getting Ready For Cold Weather

With the sunny days of summer behind you and cooler weather is right around the corner . And your probably wondering if yours awning is an all season awning or if it needs to be stored away for the winter. Protecting your awning in the winter doesn’t always  mean...

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Keeping Cool This Summer

Keeping Cool This Summer

When you want to enjoy your time outside on your backyard patio during the summer months, an awning can provide maximum protection from the heat of the sun. Adding an awning to your exterior space is a very low-cost way to extend your outdoor living space.  A...

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Can Awnings Keep My House Cool?

Can Awnings Keep My House Cool?

Window awnings can reduce solar heat by up to 65 percent on south-facing windows and 77 percent on west-facing windows. For best results choose awnings in light colors that reflect more sunlight. In the winter, you can roll up retractable awnings to let the sun warm...

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Earn Gift Cards for your Referrals

As a valued member of our Window People family I wanted to remind you about our Customer Referral Program where you can earn popular Gift Cards for referring friends and family to us who would be interested in buying windows, doors, siding, skylights,...

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ProVia Vinyl Windows Ranked #1 in Quality

Some EXCITING NEWS from The Window People! Our Flagship Vinyl Window Brand ProVia has just been named the NUMBER ONE RATED VINYL WINDOW in a Survey of Contractors and Re-modelers by Industry Leader Remodeling Magazine! The correct vinyl window...

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Cool Off for Summer with a Retractable Awning

Are you ready to relax in "cool comfort" on your porch, patio, deck or poolside? Or, are you concerned about torrid heat, sun exposure or constantly moving around and adjusting that old umbrella as the sun shifts?The Window People have the...

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New replacement windows can reduce your energy use

New replacement windows can reduce your energy use

Did you know that new replacement windows can help your family reduce their energy consumption and cut costs all year? Heating and cooling are two large costs that homeowners incur in attempt to make their home a comfortable environment for their family. During the...

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Planning Your Next Home Improvement Project?

Consider The ROI There are many reasons why homeowners get the urge to think about a home improvement project of some sort. It could be to tackle windows or skylights that are not operating properly or leaking, or it could be doors that stick due to warping. Another...

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CONSIDERING A HOME IMPROVEMENT PROJECT?

ARE YOU CONSIDERING A HOME IMPROVEMENT PROJECT? Be CAREFUL Out There! Ride along I-95 at any time and you will see dozens of “contractors” in their vans who advertise “Home Improvement”. While some are certainly reputable, many others are questionable. Here are ten...

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