Archives: Windows

BetterGrain – Harvey Simulated Wood Grain Finish

By Todd Fratzel on Product Reviews, Windows

BetterGrain™ Review Harvey Building Products recently introduced their new BetterGrain™ Simulated Wood Grain Finish for Vinyl Windows. The new BetterGrain finish option allows homeowners the ability to choose a maintenance free, energy efficient vinyl window without sacrificing the warm look of a traditional wood window. I must admit that my first reaction to the mention…

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Grace Roof and Window Flashing Products

By Todd Fratzel on Roofing, Windows

Grace Flashing Solutions One of the most important and difficult components of construction is proper flashing to keep rain, snow and ice out of buildings to prevent water damage and premature rotting of wood framing. On one of our current projects at work the guys have been building an addition for a school that has…

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Harvey Introduces BetterGrain Finish Option

By Todd Fratzel on Windows

Harvey BetterGrain™ Harvey Building Products has announced a new premium finish, BetterGrain,  available on qualified windows and door products. Harvey BetterGrain gives you the maintenance free benefits of energy efficient vinyl windows with a premium paint finish in three colors. According to Harvey: No longer will you have to choose between the maintenance-free performance of…

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Obama’s Winterization Program Is A Flop

By Todd Fratzel on Windows

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Part of the now famous American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is a $5 billion program to install weather-tight windows and doors. The program was touted as having several benefits including making homes more energy efficient and putting people back to work. According to the AP, the program has so far…

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Egress Window Options Available from Hy-Lite / US Block Windows

By Todd Fratzel on Windows

PENSACOLA, FLA. – Privacy windows or opening windows to allow in ventilation and offer an emergency exit from the home? With egress window options on operable acrylic block windows from Hy-Lite/U S Block Windows, homeowners and building industry professionals no longer need to make a choice — they can have it all! “According to The…

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Noise Control Benefits with Simonton StormBreaker Plus® Windows and Doors

By Todd Fratzel on Doors, Windows

PARKERSBURG, W. VA. – What do the following three things have in common: honking horns, barking dogs and your neighbor’s favorite rock band? The answer? They’re all annoying noises that can be prevented from entering your home if you have Simonton StormBreaker Plus® windows and doors. Made with laminated glass that can help lower the…

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Simonton Windows | Roadmap for 2010

By Todd Fratzel on Windows

PARKERSBURG, W. VA. – What factors can help a building products manufacturer weather the sustained economic storm? According to Simonton Windows® President Mark Savan, there are three key factors that help stabilize the boat in rocky economic waters: sustained dedication to product excellence, investing in new product growth and financial stability. “At Simonton, we’re fortunate…

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Kitchen Windows: 5 Things to Consider

By Todd Fratzel on Windows

Kitchen Windows Appliances, cabinets and countertops hit the priority list first when it comes to kitchen remodeling. But don’t dismiss the windows too quickly. They give your kitchen a view, fresh air, sunlit warmth and style. So when choosing new windows, consider these 5 things. #1 – Size up the Windows Small windows allow cabinet…

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