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How to Save Energy During the Holidays

Looking for ways to save money this holiday season? Improving your home’s energy efficiency is a great place to start and it can be easier than you think. Here are a few tips and tricks to help guide you. Five… Continue Reading →

How to Choose the Best Window Grille for Your House Style

Window grilles, also called window grids, can be the perfect accent to any home. From colonial to contemporary homes, there’s a window grille pattern to suit every house style. Learn how to choose the ideal window grille pattern for your… Continue Reading →

Turtle Glass: How Simonton Windows & Doors is Helping Protect Marine Turtles

Summertime in Florida brings an abundance of sunshine and for many, plenty of time for trips to the beach. But did you know that warmer weather on the coast also brings sea turtle nesting season? Sea turtle nesting season, which… Continue Reading →

How to Use Natural Light in Your Home Design

Exposure to natural light has a range of benefits, from psychological (improving your mood) to energy saving (helping to reduce electrical costs). Tiffany Brooks, HGTV designer, made natural light and daylighting a top priority when designing the HGTV Smart Home… Continue Reading →

Ply Gem Receives West Virginia Governor’s Award for Industrial Energy Efficiency

Ply Gem Building Products and its West Virginia manufacturing facilities are proud to receive the West Virginia Governor’s Award for Excellence in Industrial Energy Efficiency.  This award, not limited to the window and door industry, examines how production facilities are… Continue Reading →

Slide into Spring with Easy, Breezy Sliding Windows

A sliding window’s allure lies in its simplicity. This window style, also called a slider or gliding window, is so simple in design that it tends to outlast other window styles. But, this isn’t its only benefit. Sliding windows have… Continue Reading →

Daylighting: Using Natural Light to Benefit Your Home

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, daylighting is the use of windows and skylights to bring natural light into your home. This technique not only creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere in any room but also has health and energy… Continue Reading →

DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts that Show Some Heart

Valentine’s Day has always been about romance, but it’s also become a day to let the special people in your life know what they mean to you. With February 14 drawing close the Valentine’s Day whirlwind begins with the thought “What… Continue Reading →

Triple vs. Double Pane Windows: Which Are Better?

Are triple pane windows worth the investment? The quick answer is there’s no real consensus among remodeling professionals on the issue. According to Brandon Erdmann, president and founder of HomeSealed Exteriors, LLC, “One company says triple pane is the only thing… Continue Reading →

The Experts Weigh In: Are There Standard Window Sizes?

Did you know that there is no such thing as standard window sizes? Many home improvement manufacturers list common window sizes in their catalogs, which can result in homeowners assuming their window measurements must fit within those size standards. But assuming… Continue Reading →

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