Bigger, Better Views and a More Inviting Space

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The most effective home improvements can enhance not only the functionality of your home but also the comfort and everyday enjoyment of your living spaces. We engineered our WinGuard® Preferred View Sliding Glass Door (SGD770NS) to do all that and a lot more. Featuring narrow interlocks, this new style enhances your view and your home […]

Home Trend Spotlight: A sliding glass door — with less and more

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NEW Preferred View Sliding Glass Door (SGD770NS) with narrow interlocks “Less is more” is a major theme of some of today’s most stylish home trends. Not only does a minimalist approach create an understated modern look in any space, it can also put the natural surroundings of your home in sharp, beautiful focus. One exceptional […]

A Simple Guide to Patio Doors

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Patio doors are traditionally viewed as sliding glass doors. However, what many homeowners don’t realize is there are plenty of additional options. All of which can modernize, beautify, and add convenience to any home. Even if you live in an area prone to hurricanes or heavy winds, you aren’t limited to specific choices when it […]

Create Your Sanctuary: Lower the Noise, Upgrade Your Comfort

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Your home is your safe haven, or at least it should be. If you find conditions that negatively impact your lifestyle, it’s a good idea to identify the culprits. Then take proactive steps to eliminate, or at least, lessen them. For instance, you can lower excess noise and make other aesthetic changes to upgrade your […]

Impact Windows vs. Shutters: How Do They Compare?

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Choosing the right hurricane protection for your home or business is crucial for keeping your property, and the people within, safe in areas prone to extreme weather and those considered “wind-borne debris regions.” For many homeowners, the decision comes down to hurricane impact windows versus shutters. From convenience to overall effectiveness, homeowners have many factors […]

Cost-Effective Home Upgrades that Deliver Lasting Value

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As a homeowner, you want your home to be both comfortable and safe. Ideally, any upgrades made should augment your lifestyle and home’s value. Not all remodels, additions, or embellishments are cost-effective or will bring a good return on investment (ROI). Planning your upgrades strategically ensures value is added in a cost-effective way. Related: Earth-Friendly […]

Florida Building Codes: How They Started, What it Means for You

Buying a home in Florida comes with an amazing lifestyle. However, the Sunshine State is located in an area of the world that is highly prone to the winds that come with tropical and hurricane-force storms. This is an important consideration for homeowners. Related: Best Ways to Secure Your Home During Storm Season Fortunately, storm-related […]

Earth-Friendly Home Remodel Projects

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Upgrading or adding new features to your home can be exciting, especially if you’re looking to gravitate to an eco-friendly environment. The modern possibilities are endless. From installing cleaner energy options to integrating sustainable upgrades to seeking to conserve energy and water, you can easily beautify your home while being kind to our planet. Related: […]

Best Ways to Secure Your Home During Storm Season

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Hurricane season is upon us in Florida and other Atlantic coastal states. NOAA’s hurricane forecasters predict a 60% chance of an “above-normal season,” but not one as drastic as 2020. Forecasts expect 13 to 20 named storms, 6 of 10 could become hurricanes, with 3 to 5 “major hurricanes” (Category 3, 4, or 5). The […]

Benefits of Vinyl and Aluminum for Your New Windows & Doors

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Upgrading your windows and doors is an exciting prospect, but so many decisions! Fortunately, there are a number of great options to choose from. Any of which will add curb appeal and boost your home’s value. Most importantly, they’ll keep your family safe. Related: 5 Things to Consider for Your Next Window & Door Upgrade […]

Upgrade Your Style with All-Black Frames

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Black window frames are a great addition to almost any style of home. As a neutral color, with its dark shade, black makes a bold statement. Especially when contrasted with traditional white frames. While black is a popular interior window frame color right now, what’s great about this hue is it’s a timeless shade that […]

Hurricane Preparation Tips: The Importance of Planning Ahead

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Hurricane season will soon be upon us, and it’s best to prepare sooner than later. Storm experts predict the 2021 Atlantic storm season will be more active than usual. Officially, hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, though storms can appear outside these dates—and have this year already, beginning with Tropical Storm Ana. […]

Why Your Next Home Improvement Project Could Bring Tax Advantages

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Home improvements beautify a home, make it safer, increase efficiency, and add resale value. Aside from gaining these benefits, did you know many home improvements can also offset a portion of your tax bill? Some advantages you can enjoy immediately. Others benefit your wallet in the long run. Related: 6 Home Upgrades to Help Protect […]

8 Ways to Minimize Unwanted and Distracting Sounds in Your Home 

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Loud distractions from the outside that creep into your home can be pretty disrupting. This is especially true if you’re working from home, have small children napping, are routinely woken up at night, or simply have the day off and want to relax. Other noises occurring within your home you can control to some extent, […]

6 Home Upgrades to Help Protect Your Family

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Your home is your sanctuary, and you want it to be as safe as it can be for your family. Conducting regular safety checks is a good start and can resolve many vulnerabilities, but sometimes you need to make additional investments to ensure your loved ones are secure. To help keep your family safe, here […]

Design Ideas for Neutral Palettes

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When looking at magazines and online, it’s the brightly colored or dramatic rooms and accessories that grab the eye. These photos intend to make readers pause and take notice. This makes it hard not to think, “Should I be bolder and add more color to my home?”  Neutral color palettes are equally as stunning as […]

5 Things to Consider for Your Next Window & Door Upgrade

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Buying a “new to you” home is exciting. But there may come a time when you realize you need to purchase new windows and doors. This is an investment, but it’s the ideal time of year to consider tackling this project with a possible tax return in your future or at least start planning for […]

Trend to Watch: Black Window Frames & Black Vinyl Windows

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Last year, we shared 3 projects where “Black Windows Made an Impact.” If you read this blog and are still not sure if this trend has continued, now is the time to reconsider. And don’t take our word for it. You can scroll through libraries of black doors, window frames and black vinyl windows on […]

Home Decor Trends for 2020

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The holidays are right around the corner, and then we welcome 2020. Everyone is already making predictions about what will be on-trend for the upcoming year. Here are a few of our favorites we can’t wait to see in the new year. Color Palette Trends When it comes to color, no one knows it better […]

PGT Innovations: 2019 Top Moments from Q3

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This year continues to be filled with benchmarks from our parent company, PGT Innovations, and our sister brands, CGI, CGI Commercial, WinDoor, Western Window Systems, and Eze-Breeze. This quarter, we supported the community, partnered with prestigious organizations, and much more. Below is a quick recap of our most memorable moments from Q3: July: PGT Innovations Makes Forbes Top Employer List We […]