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What Kind of Replacement Windows are Available for My Home?

If you think are you are locked into double-hung windows because that is what is already on your home, you are wrong. The fact is that many different types of replacement windows available from Window World Western Chicago can easily fit into the same space your current window inhabits with a minimum of changes to your home. Read to find out which type of window might work best for your house.

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Replacing the Kitchen Window? Don't Forget the Sliding Door

Yes! The kitchen finally getting its 21st Century renovation. You are knocking down the wall between the dining room and the kitchen, adding an island, and replacing the window over the sink with a bay. When was the last time you took a good look at that sliding glass door leading to the patio? Maybe it's time to get rid of the sticky, rusting, scratched door with one that will complement your new living space. Let's check out what kind of options are available from Window World Western Chicago.

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How Long Does it Take to Have Your Windows Replaced?

You need your drafty, broken windows replaced. But how much time will it take to have them ordered and installed? Sometimes a radio ad or TV spot might make it sound like you can pick up your windows at the store and pop them in taking only a few hours. It's not quite that fast, but it is pretty simple for the average homeowner. Here's the down low on what you can expect when buying new windows from Window World Western Chicago.

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What are the Signs that you Need to Replace your Windows?

Windows on a home are as important as the roof, the doors, the siding and virtually every other exterior addition that you have. They are especially important because, not only do they look good and bring light into your home, they also act as an exterior buffer to keep nasty weather at bay. Eventually, though, even the best of windows will surrender to the elements, because Mother Nature always gets her way.

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Siding Installation is NOT a Do-It-Yourself Job.

In this age of do-it-yourself this and do-it-yourself that, everyone seems to be looking for ways to do everything themselves! While that may work for making a bookshelf, changing the oil on your car and doing your own yard work, there are some things that really ought to be left to professionals. Things like window replacement, installing sliding doors and especially putting new siding on your house, should not be considered a do-it-yourself project. Sure, you could attempt to do the siding yourself, and when you break a few pieces, cut some bad angled joints, and then step back and see how crooked it all is, you'll be wishing that you called a professional in to have taken this job on.

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Energy-Efficient Patio Doors are a Must for the Chicago Area

Chicago takes those temperature extremes one step further. Sitting directly next to Lake Michigan, the weather variations are even more profound. In the middle of summer, when everyone else is sweltering, a cooling breeze off the lake will make temperatures bearable. On the other hand, in the dead of winter, while everyone just has to contend with frigid temperatures, Chicago might get a "lake effect" snowstorm that can dump a dozen or two inches of wet and heavy snow, clogging streets and making travel all but impossible.

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Top 3 Patio Door Trends for 2018

Did you know your outdoor living space is simply an extension of your home? This is the primary reason why homeowners should consider a wide variety of options and innovative ideas for patio doors before they finalize their home projects. A patio or sliding door can do many things to your property, including enhancing the curb appeal and complementing your home’s overall style.

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3 Signs You Need to Replace Your Gutters

Gutters are among the most critical parts of your home since they serve as the first line of defense in preventing water damage by guiding and leading the water far away from your home. They also shield your foundation, siding, windows, and the other vulnerable components of your home’s exterior against the effects of water damage.

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3 Egress Window Types Explained

Egress windows possess specific features that make them a safe and secure exit in case of an emergency. They are designed for safety more than anything else. If you are looking for perfect window replacement option for your basement, these windows offer an ideal solution. Window World of Western of Western Chicago’s installation experts recommend that you should install at least one standard egress window in each of your living spaces that lack an emergency exit.

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4 Classy Entry Door Designs to Boost Curb Appeal

The entry door is the first thing guests and potential home buyers notice about your home. Therefore, if you are looking to make a statement, revamping, replacing or upgrading your front door might be a smart move. According to Realtor.com, your front door will give you the second highest return on investment after replacement. The best news is that it is not expensive. If you are looking for inspiration, below are 4 trends you might want to consider.

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