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energy efficiency

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 →

3 Things to Look for When Buying New Windows

Building a new home can be challenging and stressful – filled with questions and options. Choosing roofing, siding, cabinets… where do you start? To add to the pressure, most homeowners are working within a strict budget, yet don’t want to… 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 →

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 →

Tiny Houses: Why This Movement Isn’t Going Away

Tiny houses are popping up around the country as more and more people are deciding to downsize their lifestyle. In fact, the tiny house movement has grown so big it has become a pop culture fad that has taken over… Continue Reading →

5 Reasons Your Home Needs a Patio Door

Why just have a regular door leading to your outdoor living space, when you can have a beautiful patio door that will provide natural light, an expansive view and fresh air?  A patio door is a great addition to any… Continue Reading →

Simonton’s Annual Window Checklist

Just like changing your air filter or checking the batteries in your smoke detector, every year you should give your windows a quick checkup as well. Here is a window checklist of five easy things you can check on your windows… Continue Reading →

Energy Efficiency Tips to Help You Save this Summer

While we are all looking forward to summer, it’s safe to say we are NOT looking forward to the dreaded increase in our energy bills. Turning the AC on full blast, using more water, and running fans all day can… Continue Reading →

Your Annual Window Checkup Checklist

You know how every year you change your air filter or check your smoke detector? Well, did you know you should be checking your windows every year as well? Giving your windows a quick checkup once a year will help… Continue Reading →

What in the world is a picture window? Good question.

A picture window may be the ideal window style for your home. Picture windows are extremely energy efficient. Because picture windows don’t open, they are the most energy efficient window style. This makes a picture window perfect for rooms where… Continue Reading →

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