Back to basics home improvement tips
While small things help, it’s the big steps consumers take to improve their home’s energy efficiency that truly make a difference, according to researchers at Scientific American magazine.
Ready to renovate
Whether you’re remodeling a kitchen or bathroom or adding a new master bedroom, one of the most important steps is choosing the right windows and doors to match the architectural style of your home.
Summer fun with patio doors
Warm weather means it’s an ideal time to redo or create a new outdoor living space that you can enjoy all summer. When designing your ideal backyard, add a new patio door to your plans to help bring the sunshine, fresh air and outdoor fun into your home.
Pella’s glass options
The glass you choose for windows and doors makes a major difference in your home’s comfort and energy use. The better the glass insulates — keeping the glass surface from getting too hot or cold — the more comfortable the room. When choosing the right glass for your home or business, climate is a major factor. But also consider the window or door’s exposure to the sun, noise, placement and size of the opening. Consider these glass options from Pella.
It’s all on the label
ENERGY STAR® climate zones. National Fenestration Rating Council. U-Factors. Solar Heat Gain Coefficient. Sometimes it can be confusing trying to understand the label on a window or door product. And when you need to know if a window’s energy-efficiency level will qualify for the U.S. tax credits, it’s incredibly important. For homeowners concerned about all the specifics of a window label, below is a sample from a Pella® Designer Series® window to use as a guide.
Looking through a window installation
Learn how one Chicago homeowner learned to see windows in a new light during his one-day window replacement process.
By Louis R. Carlozo
Popular windows for popular homes — what suits your style?
Read an overview of window choices to accent today’s prominent home styles and get answers to the tough question — “What’s the most popular style of window?”
Close the door on fire
Home fire safety: Are you prepared? Learn how you can help save your loved ones lives in the event of a home fire with these helpful tips from Pella.