Aluminum Vs. Vinyl: 7 Key Things To Look For When Choosing a Window Frame

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When it comes to replacing your home’s windows, it’s a good idea to first do some comparison shopping. Today’s options are vast, but two of the best materials to look at in terms of a window’s frame are aluminum and vinyl. Both types of window frames have their merits. What you ultimately decide to purchase […]

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 […]

Stylish Backyard & Poolside Décor for Summer 2021

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Lifestyles have significantly changed over the past year as people spent unusually large amounts of time at home. In 2021, many families are likely to continue to spend a lot of time at home, but as we slowly return to normal, more people are likely to entertain with safety precautions in place. Related: 2021 Home […]

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, […]

8 Quick Tips for Keeping Your Home Organized Year-Round

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For most of us and our families, 2020 has been a unique year. If you spent a large chunk of your time at home, you may find it feeling a little more congested than usual. The holidays bring an abundance of food, celebration, love… and stuff. Move into 2021 with ease by utilizing these ideas […]

2021 Home Decor Trends

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It is safe to say that life has changed a lot this year. As you might expect, home decorating and design trends have changed as well. With many of us spending more time at home, families are looking for ways to maximize and enhance their space. There are many exciting 2021 home decor trends on […]

Christmas Decorating Guide

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It is that time of year. The time when one of you climbs up into the attic and carries down your storage bins so you can start decking the halls. Or you start scouting out the tree lots so you can get there when they open and select from the widest range of live trees. […]

Holiday Preparation Guide

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The holidays are around the corner, and there are cupboards to declutter, kitchen appliances to clean, and decorations to put up. Holiday preparation can all feel overwhelming, but if you take these proactive steps to prepare for the holidays, you’ll be able to focus on having fun with your loved ones when they arrive. Related: […]

Fall Decor for Coastal Homes

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Although the thermometer may not show it, fall is here. With its arrival, it is time to start thinking about new home decorations to reflect the season. Discover fall decor inspiration, tips, and tricks to make your home feel ready for the new season. Hang a Fall Wreath Who says wreaths are only for the […]

Inspiring Dining Spaces

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Dining out has slowed down, and enjoying more meals at home has become popular lately. Whether it is dinner for two or six, having a dining room (or dining space) that inspires your meal preparation, celebrates the diners and showcases the beauty of your home and its content can make dining at home just as […]

Energy-Efficiency with Style: All Black Frames in Vinyl

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We recently introduced Modern Edge all black frames on select aluminum products, a fresh alternative to traditional white and other muted shades. Now we’re thrilled to announce that we’re extending this in-demand neutral to our vinyl collections. Select styles of PGT WinGuard® and EnergyVue® Vinyl are now available in all black to instantly transform the interiors and exteriors of your […]

Breathing New Life into Vintage Finds

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Whether it was your great-grandmother’s dining room table or a garage sale item you knew you couldn’t live without, vintage furniture has a place in every home. Here are some ways to take something old and make it new. Give a Dated Desk New Life HGTV Magazine is a fantastic resource for home design inspiration. For […]

Window Boxes Made Easy: How to Plan Your Window Boxes

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Everyone may not like to get dressed up, but your windows may enjoy some seasonal sprucing-up. In a time when things are moving a bit slower, planning window boxes that will provide you color and even food garnishes throughout the summer, is one way to pass the time. Check out these seasonal window box ideas […]

Outdoor Lighting – Lighting Designer Tips & Tricks

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Maybe you have a green thumb and don’t want to see your efforts go to waste after the sun sets. Perhaps you’re a design fanatic and want to highlight the architectural features of your home. Or maybe, you have a difficult-to-navigate walkway with stairs that challenges even the best when it’s dark. Outdoor lighting can […]

The Importance of Sunlight: Benefits of Enjoying the Sun Year Round

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The winter months are exciting—celebrating holidays with friends and family and ringing in the new year. But there’s one thing that a lot of people dread: the darkness that arrives after we move our clocks back. Even though we’re past Winter Solstice (the shortest day of the year), we still have some dark days ahead […]

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 […]

Is Gold the New Brushed Nickel?

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You may still remember colors like Harvest Gold and Avocado Green making a splash in homes across the country. Unfortunately, on-trend colors do not always have longevity, and this reality makes embracing new ones a little intimidating. Today, some homeowners are going gold while others are mixing their metals for a more subtle look. Going with […]

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 […]

3 Times Black Windows Made an Impact

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Black windows are just like that classic black suit in your closet: a timeless go-to that complements every look, regardless of season. Over the past two years, black windows have become a popular trend that upgrade curb appeal in a variety of ways.

Why Black is the New Black

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In much of home design, black has always been a classic accent. Yet for years, window frames — particularly on the exterior of the home — have often been a standard white, bronze, or other neutral.

New Black Vinyl Launch

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This year, black is the new black. Which is why we’re excited to announce a new option for Black Vinyl Exterior frames on all EnergyVue and WinGuard Vinyl products.