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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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How to Choose Replacement Windows for Your Home

Secure windows and doors help prevent break-ins and robberies. Windows that don't shut properly or aren't sound in structure won't provide much security for you and your family when it comes to burglars intent on breaking into your home.

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How to Choose a Window Contractor

Professional window contractors have plenty of training and experience. They aren’t amateurs installing windows as a part-time job. At C&T Siding, we know customers want a reliable technician that shows up on time to work and completes the project in a timely manner. We understand customers want their replacement windows installed properly so their home is weather tight and comfortable. Our window contractors only recommend the best brands of windows and doors for your home improvement project, so there’s never a question of quality of materials.

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Recognize the Signs That Your Windows and Siding Need Replacing

The frames of wooden windows can rot over time, become loose and no longer waterproof. Rain and moisture can enter and create damage to the living space. Insects, such as ants, can also enter the home’s interior, searching for food and a nesting place. Old wooden windows are very susceptible to these problems, and a professional window contractor can suggest a better alternative.

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Window Replacements for Season Changes

Seasons change the weather outside of your home, and they change your home as well. The materials used on your home’s exterior may contract and expand around your windows, creating the need for a replacement. Here are some of the most important things for you to consider when replacing windows because of seasonal changes:

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What Kind of Windows Should I Choose for My Property?

Your windows are a long term investment that you should take time to consider. Here are the basics about the most popular window types so that you can make a fully informed decision about your next purchase.

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C&T Siding Services That Improve Your Home's Energy Efficiency

Winter is well upon the St. Paul, Minnesota area. If you are like many homeowners, your thoughts may turn to how you can save money on your heating costs this winter as the temperatures continue to drop. The best way to save your hard-earned money is to improve your home's energy efficiency. At C&T Siding, many of our services focus on doing exactly that.

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Vinyl vs. Fiberglass Windows From C&T Siding

As the weather cools down, we move inside. It’s time to check the house to make sure it’s as weatherproof as possible before heading into a cold northern winter. If your windows aren’t what they used to be, C&T Siding can help you review some great new options!

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How Can Windows Save You Money?

There are a number of ways to save money, as related to your home, and cutting the cost of heating and air conditioning is probably the most common. While it may get sweltering hot during the summer months, being judicious with the use of your AC just makes sense, right? You don’t really need to refrigerate your home to the level of a walk-in cooler, as nice as that may sound when it’s 100 degrees outside. Similarly, when it’s a brisk ten below zero outside, you may want it to feel like you’re sitting right next to the fireplace all throughout the house, but having it warm enough to not be shivering probably makes more financial sense.

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