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Are Anlin Windows Good?

While we always like to say that the best window is the one that fits a homeowner’s style and budget requirements, Anlin windows are a very good product that’s solidly built, with an excellent warranty.  

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Here’s what an in-home appointment for replacement windows looks like

During an in-home sales appointment for replacement windows with DunRite Windows & Doors, homeowners generally fall into two categories: they either prefer to make a decision that trusts their own intuition, or they extensively research information before the appointment. They want to know ALL the details and come into the appointment self-informed, having a good idea what they want.

We do our best to satisfy both, and the spectrum in between, by providing enough information for the homeowner to make an informed decision they are comfortable with.

We’re confident in our pricing and reputation, and avoid any kind of high-pressure sales tactics. We hope that comes across in the appointment, and we’ll treat you like we would want to be treated.

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Do Pella replacement windows have a lifetime warranty?

Quick Summary: Yes, most Pella replacement windows have a lifetime warranty; however, it’s not all-inclusive and only applies to the original purchaser, or for ten years from the date of purchase if the home is sold. Coverage varies by product and each individual component, finish or feature. Read on for the full details!

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Are Andersen Windows Worth It?

As one of the most recognizable windows brands on the market today, some wonder, “Are Andersen Windows worth it?” Twenty-year window industry veteran and DunRite Windows & Doors Owner Sal Sucato thinks so…with one caveat.

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Can I Replace Just One Window in My Home?

Quick Summary: Yes, you can replace just one window in your home. Call a handyman, though, since window and door companies typically have minimum purchase requirements and don’t do repair. If it’s just glass needing replacement, call a glass repair company. Read on for the full details.

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Does homeowner's insurance cover window replacement?

Does Home Insurance Cover Window Replacement?

Does home insurance cover window replacement? Let’s explore the topic.

During a severe monsoon storm – complete with howling wind and torrential rain – you hear a sound no homeowner wants to hear: glass shattering into a million pieces. When the rain and wind die down, you assess the damage and discover the citrus tree in your yard fell directly into your kitchen window, breaking the panes and damaging the window frame.

Or perhaps you’ve had the situation everyone dreads: a house fire.

You tell yourself that home insurance will cover the cost of the window damage. After all, that’s what homeowner’s insurance is for, right?

The short answer to “does home insurance cover window replacements?” is this: it’s complicated. If it’s related to weather, fire, an accident or vandalism, insurance will probably cover the cost of replacement windows for your home.

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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, 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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How often should I replace windows

How Often Should You Replace Windows in Your Home?

Your windows are an important part of your home, providing natural light, ventilation, and insulation. But over time, windows wear out and become less effective. They might even shift as the house settles around them.

So how often should you replace your windows? Here are a few specific signs that it may be time:

  • Your windows are old.
  • You have single-pane aluminum windows.
  • Your windows are drafty.
  • Your windows are difficult to open and close.
  • Your windows are damaged.
  • Your windows are not energy efficient.

If you notice any of these signs, it’s a good idea to contact a window replacement professional to get an estimate.

Let’s explore how often you should replace windows in a bit more detail.

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How to Replace Single Pane Windows with Double Pane

Should you DIY or hire professionals?

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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