The anatomy of a entrance door - hundreds of years in development.

anatomy of an entrance door
Whether you are looking at a steel, fiberglass or wooden door, the basic parts and terms used have a long historical foundation that goes back hundreds of years.

The anatomy of a vinyl sliding patio door

Anatomy of a vinyl patio door
When looking at vinyl sliding patio doors, there are lots of options to choose from, this diagram labels most of the common components of a patio door.

Anatomy of a window - interior view

Anatomy of a window - interior view
Although at first glance a window seems like a relatively simple concept when breaking it down for the purposes of describing the individual components, a window can become a complex grouping of whatchamacallits and thingamajigs that make it impossible to convey to others.

Anatomy of a window - exterior view

anatomy of and exterior window.
When looking at the exterior of a window, there are more parts than you’d probably care to remember, and to make things more confusing, there are multiple terms that can be used to describe the same components. This diagram labels the most common terms.

What does it take in today’s window technology to become a climate fighter?

What does it take in today’s window technology to become a climate fighter?
Windows are an important element in the passive solar management of your home, providing heating, cooling, and lighting. The basic strategy is to maximize solar heat gain in winter, minimize it in summer, and decrease the annual cost of heating, cooling and electricity.

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Builders grade vs premium grade windows

Builder grade  verses Premium grade vinyl windows - can you tell the difference?
If you are looking to replace your windows and you're shopping around, you may have heard the terms "Builders Grade Windows" and "Premium Grade Windows". Can you see the difference?

Energy Star window specifications - Comparing Products

When making decisions on who to buy your windows from, the comparative information is easy to find. However, it can be a little overwhelming to deal with.

What's to know about buying vinyl sliding patio doors

What's to know about sliding patio doors
The same technology that has evolved vinyl windows over the last 10 years, has also evolved vinyl sliding patio doors. There's so much more to offer in sliding door options to make maintenance easier, make doorways safer and more secure. And increase the aesthetics in your home. Here's a quick guide to what you should know when buying vinyl sliding doors.

Professional Window Installation, does it matter?

This is definitely the era of the do-it-yourselfers. With online videos, tutorials and step-by-step installations that guide you every step of the way, it's hard not to consider taking tools into your own hands. After all, in theory, how hard can it be?