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WINDOW REPLACEMENT ARTICLES

Shopping for replacement windows or doors can be a big investment, and it's smart to make an educated decision. Here are some of our best tips and expertise to help.

 

How to Buy Energy-Efficient Windows

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Global warming. Water shortages. An ever-growing number of 110+ degree days every summer. It’s never been more important to be a savvy consumer who considers the impact on our environment when shopping. And windows are one area where your choice makes a difference. 

And to add an extra note of delight to the shopping experience, it can be a GREAT opportunity to lower your heating and cooling bills. What’s good for the planet can be good for you, too. 

So, how do you buy energy-efficient windows and make sure you get the best quality at the best price? These five areas make the biggest impact. 

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Can I Replace Just One Window in My Home?

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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. 

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What Are Bifold Patio Doors?

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In a nutshell? Bifold patio doors are hinged glass panels that hang from the ceiling, folding against the wall for a completely unobstructed view when opened. Installation typically requires a general contractor to bolster the ceiling, and reinstallation if the home shifts. In contrast, sliding patio doors move along tracks on the floor and ceiling, and stack against a stationary panel (or hide within the wall) when opened.  

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4 Ways to Compare Vinyl Windows

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So how do you compare vinyl windows? If you aren’t in the window business, it can be hard to tell the difference between a good-quality vinyl window, and one that will warp and break down in a short amount of time.

Vinyl is now the leading material for window replacement options—and for good reason! They’re often very durable, long-lasting and incredibly budget-friendly.

However, the quality and lifespan can vary drastically from one manufacturer to another. 

Window and door companies have the advantage of seeing how they last over time, which product lines or features tend to result in warranty claims, which ones have quality issues related to how they are manufactured or that show up during the installation process, and other areas of insider knowledge.  

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Are Andersen 400 Windows Energy Star Rated?

Are Andersen 400 Series 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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How to Prepare Your Home’s Windows for Summer

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It’s easy to think about the typical ways we prepare for the summer heat in Arizona such as making sure the sprinklers and drip systems are adjusted to water the landscaping more often. Weather-stripping anywhere daylight peeks through around a door. Clearing out the garage to make room for the cars, so they don’t sit in the beating sun. Cleaning the BBQ. Perhaps stocking up on refreshments before the summer’s first pool party.

But did you know there are a few things that should be done to prepare windows for summer, too?

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Does Home Insurance Cover Window Replacement?

Does homeowner's 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 for Your Home Window Replacement

How to prepare your home for window replacements
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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DunRite Windows & Doors is an authorized dealer for most brands of AZ window replacements and doors, including Andersen®, Pella®, Anlin™, Thermatru®, Masonite® and others. We serve Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale and other cities around the Valley.