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Lead Paint and Windows: When Do You Need Replacement?

You’re probably already vaguely aware of the dangers of lead exposure. After all, you probably know that the U.S. government has instituted regulations regarding its use, and in some circumstances, banning the use of lead paint altogether. You might even know that exposure to lead paint can have some degree of health consequences. On the other hand, you might not know one of the biggest places where lead paint can be hiding: your windows.

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Keeping Your Windows Clean for Longer

We all know the joy of freshly cleaned windows. Sparkling panes of glass really let the light into the room, not to mention, they make your home the envy of your neighbors and extended family. With the holidays coming up and the typical cleaning rush that precedes them, that second part becomes more prominent in the conscientious homeowner’s mind; After all, if you’re hosting family for the holidays, everything must be spotless!

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Are Your Windows Hiking Up Your Energy Bills?

Minnesotans and Wisconsinites certainly do ask a lot of their heating and cooling systems. In fact, according to the Minnesota Department of Commerce’s home energy guide, heating and cooling accounts for slightly above half of all energy expenditure in any given Minnesota home. As for Wisconsin, the statistics are closer to 60 percent, as per data collected in 2009 by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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How To Prepare Your Windows For The Winter

Living in the Upper Midwest, you know that preparing your home for winter is crucial to saving on energy costs and your comfort during the long winter months. However, trying to conserve energy in your home does not mean you have to break the bank to save. While investing in energy-efficient windows comes with a price, it will inevitably save you money in the long run. Additionally, there are some simple things you can do on your own to reinforce the strength of your energy-efficient windows when there is extreme weather. Here, our certified and licensed experts at C&T Siding will discuss the best ways to prepare your windows for the harsh Minnesota winter.

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Checking and Replacing Your Windows After Storm Damage

Though windows are designed to be durable and weather resistant, there is always a chance they could be damaged in a summer or winter storm, which could endanger the interior of your home. Because of this, you should always inspect your windows after a storm. By doing this, you can ensure you are always on top of any repairs that need to be made to your windows.

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Window Replacement Materials For Your Home

When you are ready to replace your windows, there are a variety of materials to choose from. By doing the research and consulting an expert, you can find the best fit for you.

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4 Signs You Should Replace Your Windows This Spring

Have you been using the upcoming spring season as a way to distract yourself from this winter's bone-chilling temperatures? If so, then you're not alone! While your thoughts might drift to installing a new porch or adding some landscaping fixtures to your yard, the spring is also a good time to consider replacing your windows. In fact, if you notice any of the following four signs, then you should move such a project to the top of your list, and contact C&T Siding now for a free estimate.

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The Difference Between Ultrex Wood Windows and Generic Wood Windows

When one must replace their windows, they oftentimes have to decide whether to use Ultrex wood windows or generic wood windows for their home. However, the difference between the two can be significantly different. Thankfully, we're here to explain the difference between Ultrex wood windows versus generic windows (and why you'll likely stick with Ultrex).

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3 Reasons to Replace Your Windows This Year

The investment in new windows is one most homeowners need to make every 15 to 20 years. New windows can be great if you purchase the right types of products for your home. If your windows are no longer airtight, durable, or weatherproof, it is time to look for replacements. Consider the benefit of replacing your windows now.

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What Do 'Sweaty Windows' Tell You About Your Home?

The sweating of your windows is due to condensation, which occurs in some homes when the outside temperature falls to below 40 degrees and the interior humidity is higher than around 60 percent. The excessive moisture in the air meets the cool glass of the window and condenses. This typically occurs in newer homes, which are often more airtight than older buildings.

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