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Are Andersen 400 Series windows energy star rated?

Are Andersen 400 Windows Energy Star Rated?

Energy Star®. Andersen® 400 Windows. Low-E. You’ve seen these labels while researching windows for your upcoming project, but how do you know if they’re worth the hype? And, are Andersen 400 Windows Energy Star rated?

At DunRite, we’re committed to providing you with the quality and knowledge to back up your investment, so here’s what you need to know.

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Do glass front doors increase the chance of burglary?

Do Glass Front Doors Increase the Chance of Burglary?

Do glass front doors increase the chance of burglary because the amount of glass makes the home vulnerable? Is a door with expansive glass more attractive to thieves? 

It’s hard to beat the look of a front entry door that has a full panel of glass. With their sleek, eye-catching designs and upscale finishes, a glass front door can create a dramatic entrance for your guests, and impactful curb appeal for future buyers.

To address the question of burglary, we turned to crime statistics and compiled some of the often-misunderstood features of full-panel glass front doors. Exploring these details demystify common misperceptions.

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Should I buy new windows for my home?

Should I Buy New Windows for my Home?

The decision to purchase new windows is a major one. Oftentimes, it’s driven by necessity – “Honey, do you feel this chilly draft?”– but the need could also arise if you see damage to the window structure, your windows were installed before Y2K, you have single pane glass, or you are planning to sell your home in a few years and want to increase resale value or give it an edge in the marketplace.

When you ask yourself, “Should I buy new double pane windows for my home?”, the answer should be a resounding yes in several specific situations.

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How to prepare your home for window replacements

How to Prepare for Your Home Window Replacement

You’ve decided to take the plunge and signed the contract from DunRite, but how much work will it take to prepare for your home window replacement?

Good news — it really doesn’t take much! Our installation crews can do most of it, if needed. When they arrive, they’ll remove drapes, shutters, blinds, or any other window treatments you might have installed, move furniture away from the windows, and lay plastic sheeting down to protect your floors. 

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7 Unexpected Costs of New Replacement Windows

7 Unexpected Costs of New Replacement Windows

You’ve finally made the decision; it’s time to replace the windows that have bothered you for so long. Or perhaps it’s an upgrade to make your home more energy-efficient, create a new look, or include them as part of a larger home renovation project.

Regardless, it’s smart to avoid hidden costs in replacement windows by leveraging a few smart shopping tactics and asking the right questions.

Here are a few to consider.

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How are Replacement Windows Installed?

How to Replace Windows

How to replace a window may not be as simple as many homeowners assume. It varies based on the type of wall opening, materials used on the walls, and more. Plus, it’s important to order the right type of window for the type of installation being done; they’re not all the same.

On a new home under construction, the window installation process is different than when replacement windows are installed. The types of windows are often different, too.

When a home is built, the original windows have a nail fin—a mounting flange with nail holes that is set back from the edges of the window frame and nailed to the exposed studs to secure the window to the opening. (Refer to the bottom left quadrant in the below image.)

It’s sealed to the framing of the home and tied into the flashing if you have one, then the nail fin is covered with whatever stucco, siding or other material is used on the home’s exterior walls.

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Five Window Warranty Red Flags & Limitations to Be Aware of

Five Window Warranty Red Flags & Limitations to be Aware of

When you’re debating which brand of replacement window to purchase, or wondering if you should step up in budget, comparing the window warranty between different products can be a smart way to decide… especially if it’s your retirement home or a residence you intend to keep long-term.

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How do double glazed windows save money?

How do double glazed windows save money?What is a double glazed window?

Often mistaken for window films, tints and coatings, window glazing simply refers to the pane(s) of glass installed in a window frame (or wall opening).

It’s not a treatment done to the glass, it’s the glass itself.

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How to replace single pane windows with double pane

Should you DIY or hire professionals?

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Wondering how to replace single pane windows with double pane? Having a windows and doors company replace them for you, or managing your own DIY installation of windows purchased from a home improvement store are the two most common solutions. Here’s our insight on both.

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