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Windows and Doors Biddeford ME

It's not hard to tell when you need to replace your old windows or doors. Perhaps you feel drafts under the door or see frost inside the windows during the winter, or water damage is clearly visible, or you're tired of scraping, painting and maintaining. Or maybe you just want a new look. These articles will provide you with information necessary when choosing your new doors or windows.
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There Goes the Sun Biddeford ME

Call it the eclipse effect: windows that can darken to block the glare of the sun at the press of a button. Electrochromic windows, also known as switchable or smart windows, are finally becoming available to homeowners. Velux skylights with SageGlass panes can block the glare and heat of the sun. One of the pioneers in the field, Sage Electrochromics, has been developing electrochromic glass sin...

Smart Windows Biddeford ME

Imagine the convenience of windows that automatically adjust to changing light, growing darker when it's bright outside and lighter when the sun goes down in Biddeford. That's the promise of electrochromic windows, which use light-control technology to regulate the amount of illumination passing through their panes.

Window Installation Specialist Biddeford ME

Paying attention to details can save you energy, hassles and money. When it comes to buying windows, we can be awfully shallow. Whether for a new home or a remodeling project in Biddeford, we usually select our windows - casement, awning, double-hung or fixed glass - for their looks, not because they provide a tighter seal or the best natural ventilation. Convenience is important, too, as demonstrated by the fact that an entire industry has been built around the tilt-out window that allows us to clean the glass without climbing a ladder.

Entry Doors Biddeford ME

Today's entry doors are engineered to survive construction-site damage, forced entry, daily wear and tear, and anything the elements can dish out in Biddeford. Whether they are made of wood, steel, fiberglass or a composite material, there are enough choices in the entry-door category to satisfy every taste and budget.

Window Films and Shades Biddeford ME

Window films and window shades can help keep cooling costs under control this summer Living on the sunny side of the street can sometimes have a downside. When too much light shines through a home's windows, it can not only cause glare on reading materials, computer and TV screens, but can also cause carpets and fabrics to fade from ultraviolet rays, and create hot-spots.

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A Guide to Replacement Windows Biddeford ME

It's not hard to tell when you need to replace your old windows in Biddeford. Perhaps you feel drafts or see frost inside the windows during the winter, or water damage is clearly visible, or you're tired of scraping, painting and maintaining. Or maybe you just want a new look. Whatever the reason, you know it's time for a change. New windows have a wide range of benefits.

Composite Doors Biddeford ME

Sprucing up your front entrance with a new door can add as much as $24,000, or up to 6 percent, to your home's perceived value, according to a recent National Home Valuation Study commissioned by Therma-Tru, a door manufacturer.

Custom Windows Biddeford ME

Custom windows are smart upgrades that can improve the appearance, enjoyment and value of any home, and add a "wow" factor as well. While cost is certainly a consideration in the selection process, custom windows can add a definite upscale and unique look to any home in Biddeford.

Energy Efficient Windows Biddeford ME

Today' s windows do more than just let in the light, or provide homeowners with nice views into the backyard. More and more, they’re designed to make homes more energy efficient, reducing the amount of energy required for heating and cooling.

Entry Doors Biddeford ME

Today's entry doors are engineered to survive construction-site damage, forced entry, daily wear and tear, and anything the elements can dish out in Biddeford. Whether they are made of wood, steel, fiberglass or a composite material, there are enough choices in the entry-door category to satisfy every taste and budget.

Glass Windows Biddeford ME

Here's an innovation whose benefit is clear to see windows that not only keep out the cold but also heat your home in Biddeford. The IQ Glass heating system is a double-pane unit of glass with three components an outer pane with an invisible coating that reflects heat in the summer and blocks cold in the winter; krypton, a nontoxic insulating gas between the panes; and a thin coating of metal oxide on the inside pane. When an electrical current is run through the metal oxide, it creates a resistance that produces radiant heat.

Home Ventilation Service Biddeford ME

In the previous installment we considered the thermal envelope the collection of surfaces separating and protecting a building's conditioned interior spaces from the environment. In this installment we consider those special, hard-working components of the envelope windows.

Nana Wall Systems Biddeford ME

With summer on its way, homeowners will be opening windows and doors to let the sunshine and fresh air in in Biddeford. But wouldn't it be great if you could open a whole wall? Nana Wall Systems are designed to let you do just that, so you can enhance your views, let in natural light and expand your space.

Power Shades Biddeford ME

In the winter, the warm air in your home is drawn toward the cold glass of your windows, which results in heat loss. Any window treatment, such as shades, blinds or curtains, helps to prevent that heat loss, but specially designed coverings, such as Duette honeycomb shades from Hunter Douglas, can increase the energy value of a window by 25 to 175 percent.

QuietHome Windows Biddeford ME

Got noisy neighbors or live on a busy street? QuietHome windows in Biddeford from Quiet Solution, of Sunnyvale, Calif., can help soundproof your home. Made with high-efficiency low-E Solaglass, fusion-welded frames and sashes, and advanced sealing techniques, the windows are able to reduce noise levels by 25 to 85 percent over traditional single- and dual-pane windows, without resorting to four-track frames.

Smart Windows Biddeford ME

Imagine the convenience of windows that automatically adjust to changing light, growing darker when it's bright outside and lighter when the sun goes down in Biddeford. That's the promise of electrochromic windows, which use light-control technology to regulate the amount of illumination passing through their panes.

Storm Proof Homes Biddeford ME

Here’s an eye-opening statistic: 43 percent of U.S. homeowners live in hurricane-prone coastal areas. In Florida alone, 800,000 homes are potentially at risk from hurricane damage. One more interesting statistic: 50 percent of damage claims filed after a hurricane result from catastrophic roof failure caused by heavy winds.

There Goes the Sun Biddeford ME

Call it the eclipse effect: windows that can darken to block the glare of the sun at the press of a button. Electrochromic windows, also known as switchable or smart windows, are finally becoming available to homeowners. Velux skylights with SageGlass panes can block the glare and heat of the sun. One of the pioneers in the field, Sage Electrochromics, has been developing electrochromic glass sin...

Window Films and Shades Biddeford ME

Window films and window shades can help keep cooling costs under control this summer Living on the sunny side of the street can sometimes have a downside. When too much light shines through a home's windows, it can not only cause glare on reading materials, computer and TV screens, but can also cause carpets and fabrics to fade from ultraviolet rays, and create hot-spots.

Window Glass Biddeford ME

Glass is an amazing substance - strong, durable, cheap and almost totally clear. Clarity comes at a cost, however - the cost of extra heating and air conditioning. Anyone in Biddeford who has ever sat on a vinyl car seat in the summer knows just how transparent glass is to the heat energy of the sun. Glass is also a great heat conductor, which means your windows leak heat in the winter but admit heat in the summer in Biddeford.

Window Installation Specialist Biddeford ME

Paying attention to details can save you energy, hassles and money. When it comes to buying windows, we can be awfully shallow. Whether for a new home or a remodeling project in Biddeford, we usually select our windows - casement, awning, double-hung or fixed glass - for their looks, not because they provide a tighter seal or the best natural ventilation. Convenience is important, too, as demonstrated by the fact that an entire industry has been built around the tilt-out window that allows us to clean the glass without climbing a ladder.

Windows Biddeford ME

Invest on replacement windows that will improve the quality of your home and save you money on costly window repairs. There are many different types of windows to choose from depending on your needs. Here you will find some really useful tips for window replacements, as well as get access to the local window replacement contractors in Biddeford, ME listed below.