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What to Look for in Replacement (and New Construction) Windows

Replacement windows, and original windows in a newly constructed home, are among the most important investments of a home. Not only do they need to keep the harsh elements out while keeping the indoors comfortable, they need to reflect the character of the home. This white paper identifies a few energy efficient window options available.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ProVia




What Every Homeowner Should Know About Entry Door Replacement

A homeowner’s entry door is the portal to the family’s daily life, used throughout every day by family and friends. It’s no wonder that when it comes to replacing an entry door several important aspects need to be considered and researched before the purchase.

Type: Special Report

Sponsor: ProVia




Manufacturer of Exterior Building Products Introduces Energy-Efficient Fiberglass Door

ProVia, manufacturer of exterior building products, developed the most energy-efficient door in the U.S. market – the new Embarq™ Fiberglass Entry System. The performance of Embarq was independently tested by Architectural Testing, Inc. (ATI), a leading building products testing and certification laboratory in North America, founded in 1975.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ProVia


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FEATURES


Leaky Outdoor Faucets Are History (Video)

The House Hydrants are touted as the reinvention of the outdoor tap.

Unusual Low Voltage Wall Light Debuts (Video)

New low voltage lighting technology makes it easier to produce striking visual effects, aided by 3D printing technology.

Survey: Homeowners Giving Up Formal Dining Rooms

Thirteen percent of the respondents say they’ve ditched the dining room furniture to make space for yoga or serious arts and crafts.

Ply Gem Announces HGTV Smart Home 2017 Sponsorship

The luxury home located in Scottsdale, Arizona, will spotlight Simonton’s quality windows products.

Water Damaged Stucco Homes Saved With House Wrap

Improper sill flashing and reverse through-flashing on window openings contributed to severe moisture management issues in a series of stucco homes.

Green Home Remodeling Still a Good Investment

Even without tax credits, there are still good investments to be made in remodeling a home to be more energy efficient.

Study: New Kitchens Lead to Healthier Lifestyles

When it comes to choosing kitchen materials such as countertops and flooring, look and durability are top factors across all age groups.

Package HVAC Unit Designed for Supplemental Use

According to a recent Houzz survey, 40 percent of homeowners plan to renovate or build an addition in the next two years.

Opening Glass Wall Systems Designed to Stand Up to High Winds

At the 2017 International Builders' Show, two companies announced opening glass wall products designed for hurricane- and high-wind-prone regions.

2017 Shingle Color of the Year Reflects Home Color Trends

While a home’s roof typically represents 40% of the home’s exterior, homeowners often miss an opportunity to integrate the roof as part of a color-coordinated exterior.

Tackle Home Sealing Projects with New Spray Foam

The solution expands to take the shape of gaps and cracks forming a long-lasting, airtight and water-resistant bond to most building materials.

Smart Home Devices Struggle to Go Mainstream (Infographic)

PwC says the internet of things (IoT) is set to transform—and disrupt—the way we live.

How to Look Good with Lighting Upgrades

If you live in a home or apartment built after the 1950s, you likely cope with one of the most unkind and unflattering forms of interior lighting.

Why Punxsutawney Phil Doesn't Worry About Seeing His Shadow

If Phil sees his shadow, then you might want to join him in reducing glare and achieve savings on your energy bills by incorporating window film into your home.

Keep an Eye on 2017 Interior Design Forecast Trends

For 2017 interior design will reflect emerging themes from the juxtaposition of natural materials and opulent ornamentation to minimalistic designs enhanced with bold, new finishes.

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