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Cold, Drafty Windows and Walls?

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Have you have ever felt like was a draft in the winter while you were standing inside next to a solid wall or large picture window? There might not be a an air leak at all. An outer wall and window in the winter will be colder than your body temperature. Heat seeks an an equilibrium, a balance, so it will leave your body through your skin and go toward the colder surface. That transfer of heat actually feels like a cold draft on your skin. Continue reading

The Eco-Friendly Home

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U Factor for Windows by the Design Build PlannersHi There, Fellow Gardeners! This is AnnahMarie. Today, Organic Gurlz Gardens of Indiana will be sharing information on The Eco-Friendly Home. Many are looking to be eco-friendly, but they may forget taking care of the Earth goes way beyond the garden! We at Organic Gurlz Gardens are here to share few ways to have a cool home, while benefiting the world (and your wallet). Continue reading

Tips for Cleaning Window Glass

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Tips for Cleaning Window Glass tips for cleaning window glass ~ Design Build PlannersAs the warming light slowly inches into your room and quietly wakes you from your slumber, nothing can tarnish your morning as quickly as greeting the world through dusty and dirt covered windows. And wiping down your windows with paper towels will leave you gazing through smudged panes sooner than you’d desire. Fortunately, after following these tips your windows will sparkle for months to come. Continue reading

The Difference Between a Bow and Bay Window

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bow and bay windows - Design Build Planners (3)The Difference Between a Bow and Bay Window Windows can bring a new and unique look to any home and that especially applies to things like bow and bay windows. While they may look similar in appearance, they are indeed quite different and we hope to be able to compare the two and contrast so that others who are looking in to home innovations can make their own informed decision on which to go with. Continue reading

What Is Tempered Glass?

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What Is Tempered Glass? saftey tempered glass for windows and doors - Design Build PlannersTempered glass is a kind of safety glass that has a variety of applications. It is especially used in situations where ordinary glass cannot be used because of its potential danger. Tempered glass is manufactured under conditions of controlled heat and controlled cooling or sometimes controlled chemical treatments which lead to a significant increase in its strength. This compresses the outer surfaces and creates tension in the inner surfaces, which is what creates tempered glass, or “safety glass”. Continue reading

Low E Insulated Glass for Windows

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Low E Insulated Glass for Windows Low-E glass for energy efficient windows - Design Build PlannersGlasses are the most preferred materials for windows. Many even go for French windows, which are made of full-length glass. Since glass facilitates good light from the outside, it is the favorite of many. However, at times, the light which comes in through the glass windows can become overwhelming, to the extent that you need heavy curtains to keep your space cooler. Especially during summers when the heat is too much, huge glasses add on to the discomfort. That’s the reason people employ insulated glasses to check the amount of heat that is being absorbed and the light that is coming in. Continue reading

What is U-factor for Windows

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 What is U-factor for Windows U Factor for Windows by the Design Build PlannersWhen it comes time to replace the windows in your home, there are a lot of things to think about, especially if you live in an older house. You want to install windows with maximum energy efficiency at the same time that you want to preserve the historical look of where you live. One of the most important things to think about and understand is what is U-factor for windows? Basically, U-factor is a way of measuring how well a window insulates. The better it insulates, the lower its u-factor rating will be. U-factor indicates the rate of heat loss from a window. Insulated glass will have low U-factor rates, because it keeps the cold out and the heat in or vise-versa depending on your climate and the season. A good U-factor rate to look for is .30, which is about as low as it gets. Continue reading

Pella Windows for Your Remodeling Project

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Pella Windows for Your Remodeling Project Pella Windows for Your Remodeling Project (1)-Design Build PlannersWhen it comes to remodeling a home, you’ll find that there is nothing quite as interesting as the windows that you can work with. Most people assume that windows are going to be just about squares and rectangles that you put in a room. If you step back and look at the bigger picture, however, you’re going to find yourself flowing through a solution that is going to be nothing short of stunning. Focusing on the right options can be as simple as looking at a good overall brand. For instance, you will see that Pella windows is a solid option to create that alluring look and feel in your home. You can read about shaped windows here. Continue reading

Andersen Windows for Remodeling

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Andersen Windows for Remodeling (1)-Design Build PlannersWindows can illuminate a room, shield from the sun, and give you an opportunity to open up a room to all new visual design flow. Many people take these for granted, but when there is something missing in a home’s design and structure, you may find that a simple addition of some energy star rated windows can change everything. Installing good windows goes beyond just having glass put into place and framing the structures, as you’ll find to be true when you start to investigate Andersen windows, and the many solutions they offer. Continue reading